Swim in the Motueka Salt Baths

The saltwater baths on the Motueka foreshore are the only saltwater baths in the Nelson Tasman region.

Overlooking the glistening waters of Tasman Bay and D’urville Island in the distance, this unique attraction couldn’t possibly be in a more scenic, yet relatively undiscovered location.

What was once a galvanised wire enclosure designed to provide safe-swimming in the bay has now become somewhat of a destination in it’s own right. With a wooden deck for sunbathing, a playground, picnic area and BBQ facilities, the Motueka saltwater baths are popular with locals and visitors all year round. Here is where you’ll find families splashing around during the summer months, and photographers rugged up warm to indulge in some sunset photography during the winter.