Kaiteriteri Beach – Tasman

Every few years Teresa and I head down to Kaiteriteri Beach for a holiday. We last visited in 2019, so it was high time we headed back to spend some time on its enchanting golden sands.

In Kaiteriteri, we stayed at the excellent Kaiteriteri Recreation Reserve and this year we decided to stay in one of their ensuite cabins. The cabin had it’s own bathroom and kitchen with cutlery etc, which meant we didn’t have to lug so much of own gear around with us. My only gripe would be that the double bed was quite small (Maybe I should have tried out one of the bunks!). The campground itself is right on the beach and is next to a really well stocked shop, cafe, bar and restaurant.

It’s a bit of a hike from Hawke’s Bay to Wellington, then on the ferry to Picton, where we stayed a night. Then another drive to Nelson and across to Kaiteriteri. But it’s worth it!

This year we decided to take a Bluebridge Ferry, the boats seemed a little smaller than the Interislander but fine for the seas we encountered. We upgraded on the way home to a cabin, which was great for me to catch some z’s.

We stayed at the Jasmine Court Motel in Picton, which was a good price, nice and clean and close to town. They also had a hose handy to wash the sea spray from the ferry off the car and bikes which was very welcome.

Located right by the Abel Tasman National Park, Kaiteriteri offers walkers, mountain bikers and sunbathers everything they need for a great holiday. Subscribe for updates from our trip including a day walk in the Abel Tasman between Medlands Beach and Anchorage. Riding in the Kaiteriteri Mountain Bike Park and riding the awesome Tasman Great Taste Trails.

This is one of our two favourite beaches in New Zealand, checkout our review of our other favourite, Hahei Beach in the Coromandel.

What do you think of Kaiteriteri Beach? Have you been or are you wanting to visit?

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