Situated in a neat triangle between Golden Bay/Abel Tasman, Nelson Lakes and Nelson city, Kereru House is ideally positioned for guests to explore everything the region has to offer.
Traveling times to various local services & attractions (by car unless stated otherwise):
Ruby Bay beach/McKee Domain: 2 minutes or 30 mins walking
Mapua village, shops and restaurants: 7 minutes
Grape Escape restaurant and shopping complex: 15-20 mins
Greenacres Golf course: 20 minutes
Richmond township: 25-30 minutes
Nelson City 45 minutes
Nelson Airport 30-40 minutes
Jester House cafe: 5 minutes
Tasman Golf Course: 10 minutes
Motueka township: 15-20 minutes
Kaiteriteri (to catch the Abel Tasman boat cruises): 40-45 minutes
Marahau (gateway to the Abel Tasman National Park): 40-45 minutes
Takaka township, Golden Bay: 11/2 – 2hrs
Nearest city & town: Nelson (population around 46,000 www.nelsonnz.com) – around 45 minutes drive from Kereru House. Motueka (population around 7,500 www.motuekaonline.co.nz ) is 15-20 minutes drive in the opposite direction.
Airport. NZ’s fourth busiest airport is only 30-40 minutes drive away. www.nelsonairport.co.nz. Most major rental car companies are represented.
Air travel to Nelson:
Ex Auckland, approx 1-1/2 hours
Ex Wellington, approx 25 minutes
Ex Christchurch approx 40 minutes
Road travel to Nelson Ex Picton (from the Interisland ferry terminal), approx 2 hours drive
Ex Christchurch, approx six hours either coastal via Kaikoura* or inland via the Lewis Pass and Murchison. * The coastal Kaikoura route is closed temporarily following an earthquake earlier in 2017
The interislander car and passenger ferry www.interislander.co.nz journey between Wellington and Picton takes around three hours.