Things to see and do around Tapawera
Hidden Sculpture Garden: Hidden Sculpture Garden, Gallery and Gifts is a great place to visit. Situated 45 mins from Nelson and Motueka along the Motueka Valley Highway.
Take a walk around the pond and admire the sculptures of well known artist David Carson. Nestled amongst a variety of native and exotic trees, this walk is free of charge, but donations are welcome at the end of the walkway. The gallery, now situated in what was the café building, features paintings of Lisa White and more of David Carson's indoor works. There will also be other artists works featured from time to time.
The gift-shop has a variety of items to suit everyone. This is also the home of '5 TUTU' bags, made on the premises. There are other locally made items and a great selection from French Country Collections. We stock greetings cards, soap, candles, toiletries, jewellery, tea towels, picture frames, and much more.
Tapawera is a Kahurangi Gateway town giving access to some stunning national park exploration.The famous Wangapeka Track is one of New Zealands remotest tracks, and it is certainly one of the most awesome. Mount Arthur track offers stunning views over Tasman Bay and Golden Bay, and the inland valleys and ranges to the south. This and Tapaweras’ own Shedwood track require only a minimum level of fitness for such a vast reward.
The more challenging tracks of Mount Owen and the Leslie Karamea can also be accessed via Tapawera.
Tapawera also has its own Shedwood Bush Track: Signposted from the village centre, beautiful native bush reserve abundant with birds. Two tracks - small loop track approx 20-30 mins plus track to observation point with stunning views at the top (approx 1 - 1.5 hours return).
The Tasman region boasts some of the best trout fishing in world. Tapawera is situated beside the Motueka River and the Wangapeka River is also very close by. There are other rivers around Tapawera and the trout filled Nelson Lakes are about 40 minutes south.
Golden Downs Golf Club: Visitors and new members welcome ! Superb 9 Hole course in beautiful valley setting. Well signposted off SH6 into Valley Road, Golden Downs, Tapawera, Tasman.
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