A destination beyond the beach
We are famous for golden beaches and crystal clear water, but Kaiteriteri has so much more, from mountain bike trails, world-class food & wine, and three national parks including the Abel Tasman within a 1hr drive or boat trip - Kaiteriteri Recreation Reserve is a destination beyond the beach.
Where is Kaiteriteri anyway?
Not familiar with New Zealand geography? Kaiteriteri is at the top of New Zealand's South Island, at the entrance to Abel Tasman National Park and close to Nelson. Kaiteriteri is the perfect destination for exploring everything the Top of the South is famous for - vineyards, national parks, mountain bike trails, sun-drenched beaches, magnificent scenery and craft brewed beer.ABOUT KAITERITERI
Waterfront restaurant is an experience to be savoured. Enjoy the best food & wine from the Nelson Tasman region and the natural beauty of Kaiteriteri beach.FIND OUT MORE
The Kaiteriteri Mountain Bike Park offers great riding for all abilities in a stunning and unique setting. It is part of the Kaiteriteri Recreation Reserve and gateway to the world renowned Abel Tasman National Park.FIND OUT MORE
Kaiteriteri On the Spot convenience store offers a large range of groceries, snacks, drinks and our famous real fruit ice creams.FIND OUT MORE
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A few common questionsSEE ALL FAQS
What's the best time of the year to visit Kaiteriteri?
The Nelson Tasman region of New Zealand is famous for its year round sunshine - the most sunshine hours in New Zealand.
What that means is that it's always a great time to visit Kaiteriteri! December to February are out busiest months by far with Kiwi's taking the chance to come and stay for one or two weeks over the summer school holidays.
Locals tend to visit more in the spring an autumn when the temperatures are a bit cooler and the beach a bit less crowded - they are also brilliant times of the year for a more active holiday - mountain biking, tramping, climbing and generally exploring the region.
Winter is a popular time of year with couples or small groups looking for a weekend getaway, with easy flights from Auckland, Christchurch and Wellington. Combine a stay at this time of year with a walk in the National Park followed but a Sunday roast by the fire and a large glass of local wine.
What's the best way to travel to Kaiteriteri?
Kaiteriteri is an easy drive from Nelson, which takes approximately 50 minutes.
Nelson has New Zealand's busiest regional airport with regular flights from around the country - Wellington is a 30 minute flight, Christchurch is a 55 minute flight. With a range of car hire companies at the airport you can fly and drive to Kaiteriteri after work on a Friday and wake up in our beachside paradise on Saturday morning.
If you want to come by car Christchurch is a 3-4hr drive either through the Lewis Pass or around the coast through Kaikoura.
As a lot of our guest are campers you'll find getting here with your motorhome or caravan straight forward too - our access roads are well maintained and built with larger holiday vehicles in mind.
Is Kaiteriteri a family friendly destination?
Absolutely! Kaiteriteri has been the preferred holiday destination for South Island families for several generations, many coming back every single year.
The main attraction of a family holiday at Kaiteriteri is our safe and well maintained beach. With a gentle slope to the sea and a fun tidal inlet it's a great place for kids of all ages to play for the whole day. Real fruit ice-creams from the Kaiteriteri store are always a popular way to cool off too.
Paddle boarding, kayaking, snorkeling and mountain biking are great ways for the kids to burn off some energy - as is our well equipped and safe playground.
All of Kaiteriteri's facilities are centered around our accommodation, restaurant and campsite - so you can relax and enjoy your holiday while the kids go and make great holiday memories.
Locals and visitors have fallen in love with Kaiteriteri or "paradise" as they call it, for decades. The Kaiteriteri Recreation Reserve team are committed to sustainability ensuring that future generations are able to enjoy the 250-hectare Reserve containing lush native forestry and the crystal-clear waters of Kaiteriteri Beach.FIND OUT MORE