the old'Kiwi' railway building now in the centre of Tapawera

Cycle Trail to Tapawera

The Great Taste Trail has connected to Tapawera. The official opening of the trail segment between Tapawera and Kohatu was held on the 1st November 2020. The village of Tapawera is situated South West of Nelson city in the Motueka valley. It has a population

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Moutere landscape - an Autumn Evening

Tastes of the Region-Upper Moutere & Artisans

The Upper Moutere is a village in the Moutere Valley, 12 kms from the coastal village of Mapua and 18kms south of Motueka.  In 1843 German settlers arrived in the area, although their first location proved unsuitable for farming, so they left. Local Māori only

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Crystal clear water at Little Kaiteriteri beach

The Lesser Known Little Kaiteriteri

Little Kaiteriteri is less well-known than it very close neighbour, Kaiteriteri. It’s a bit of an ‘open secret’, as it is the preferred destination for many locals when they want to go to relax on the beach and especially if they want to go for

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ginger dynamite on the great taste trail

Ride Local, Eat Local, Be a Local

When planning a cycle trip, there is, in my opinion two very important factors to know. How far is the route you have chosen? Where is the nearest and best coffee option? If you are starting your Great Taste Cycle in Kiateriteri and heading towards

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nelson festival

Tastes of Summer & Autumn

Nelson – Tasman Festivals 2020 The Nelson Tasman area bursts with produce, especially the summer berry season. Boysenberries being a particular favourite with locals who know where their go to honesty stall is. Fresh berries picked a few hours before you buy them and have

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