Tourists on our doorstep

Nelson to Motueka – 65km

Now it is not often you get to be tourists on your doorstep but why not……heaps of excuses no doubt but when you have paradise on your doorstep you need to get out and enjoy it.


So off we go……..departing Nelson Saturday 8am.

20181208_08374920181208_085635Got to love the Great Taste Trail in Nelson

20181208_09050820181208_090517The start of eating and drinking our way on the GTT.  “Coffee in the paddock”.  So kiwi having a coffee with the sheep and horses…..

20181208_09474220181208_10090820181208_11152520181208_11555620181208_122224Rabbit Island the iconic Mapua ferry then on to Jester House and the ride over the hills to Tasman.

20181208_13505120181208_163527Day 1 completed with ice cream in Motueka and an awesome stay at the Mot campground with a few beersies and winesies. Got to love how you can eat and drink anything whilst bike packing and summer is feeling like it has arrived in Nelson.

Day 2: Motueka – Nelson 65km with a few food and drinkie diversions.

What an awesome day being a tourist in this magical region. Mapua ferry back to Rabbit Island, Seifried wine tastings, Grape Escape cafe, Te Mania vineyard for more vino sampling, bumped into Santa at Eye Bright, had our first berry ice cream for the season, and the day finished with a beer at Styx.

So lucky to have this on our door step.


There will be many more nights away like this over summer……………let us know if you keen to come along for the ride.

20181202_165829note Betty and Nancy enjoying some time out in the background.

3 thoughts on “Tourists on our doorstep”

  1. There seems to a be a lot of piss drinking on this rides……….looks like a nice part of NZ. talk later, the clan.


  2. What beautiful photos, I wish we were with you, it looks like you were having a ball, you probably won’t want to come back to Aussie land, you have such beautiful spots to visit there where you are. It is nice Betty & Nancy are along for the ride with you, take care. Love Di & Reg xxx


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