Things to do
With its warm climate and mineral soil, Upper Moutere is a melting pot of sumptuous produce. Sample sheep’s milk cheese with handmade chutney, picnic on sweet strawberries or visit a family-run olive grove to taste locally pressed oil. From artisanal dishes to fine dining, you’ll discover a cornucopia of gastronomic delights in Upper Moutere.
Upper Moutere is home to some of the country’s finest vineyards. Heritage and modernity meet to create a unique product born from the landscape. Take a tour through endless vines and immerse yourself in the winemaking traditions of the region’s producers. Finish the day in New Zealand’s oldest pub with a glass of red, craft ale or vintage cider.
Just off the coast and easily accessible from the mainland lies the popular Rabbit Island. Explore the pine-covered slopes on a mountain bike or relax on the wide sandy beaches. Find a secluded shady spot for a picnic before returning to Nelson for cocktails overlooking the bay.