Alternatively, drive the historic Moutere Highway and check out local artisans or taste some local wines and cheese, visit the Mapua wharf with its cafes, food stores and galleries, or head in to Nelson city for a bit of shopping.
Whether hiking the Te Araroa trail, kayaking in Abel Tasman, cycling on the Nelson Tasman Great Taste Trail, mountain biking, fishing or going to the beach, the region offers something for everyone. We offer complementary bikes for our guests to borrow.
- Free pick-up or drop off in Richmond
for bus connections to Nelson, Abel Tasman and Golden Bay
- Pick-up or drop off to Hackett picnic area - $15 per person per trip
local river swimming hole and picnic spot, Te Araroa Trail, Whispering Falls (3hr return), back country tracks and huts
- Booking agent for Abel Tasman water taxis or kayaking trips
- We can also arrange winery, craft brewery, cycle and art tours
Whether you just have one night for or a whole week, there is plenty to see and do. The Pear Orchard Lodge is located just outside Richmond, close to stunning beaches and great walking tracks including the Abel Tasman National Park and the famous Tasman Great Taste Cycle Trail. Further information below on beaches, hikes, local eateries and places to explore. Ask us if you need more information or help with bookings!