We welcome you to Vistara a relaxed peaceful haven situated on our 7 acre property adjacent to the Motueka River.

Attractions include great river swimming, native birds and bush, a beautiful garden and mountain scenery.

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About Vistara

Vistara is near Nelson, renowned for its sunshine, and gateway to the Abel Tasman National Park.

Some of the wonderful scenic attractions in the area include

  • Abel Tasman National Park - only 45 minutes away (bush walking/kayaking)
  • Horse Trekking
  • Swimming in the Motueka River
  • Native bush and birds
  • Climb a mountain (Mt Arthur, Kahurangi National Park)
  • Golden Bay (1½ hours over Takaka Hill)
  • World class Artists, ceramics, paintings, glass wood etc

Vistara is the ideal accommodation base to explore the attractions of the local Nelson and Motueka regions.

Attractions include the Abel Tasman, Kahurangi and Nelson Lakes National Park

Vistara also offers

  • Vegetarian cuisine- vegans catered for with dinner by arrangement
  • Fresh milk from our beautiful milking goats and home-grown fruit and vegetables
  • Beautiful garden and mountain scenery
  • A meditation room for those so inclined

Enjoy the company of Jess our Jack Russell dog!

Our rooms

We offer two double rooms – both queen sized - and also a bedroom with 2 single beds. There are 2 separate guest bathrooms.
Please Note:
Dinner is available by arrangement.
Children are welcome.
Pets by arrangement
Tariff and Rates
double per night
NZ $110
single per night
NZ $85
child per night
NZ $25
dinner (veg. cuisine)
NZ $25
Blue & White Room
Queensize bed
Bright and cosy room in blue and white colors. Ideal for couples and families.
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Ethnic room
Queensize bed
Spicy room in purple colors with queensize bed. Ideal for couples.
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Twin Room
2 single beds
Comfortable room in pink and vinous tones with separete beds for two persons.
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Testimonials

Thank you very much for the warm welcome, the good tales and the delicious vegetarian food! We enjoyed staying in this beautiful place.
Daniel Sachse, Germany
We're more than happy that we've found this paradise you've made in this fantastic environment. Thank you for everything - The warm welcome, the shared cooking/dinner and your hospitality.
Tobias Graf, Switzerland
A wonderful place to live and taking a deep breath of life. We have to say thank you for a pleasant stay. We really enjoyed being in such a peaceful place.
Vienna, Austria
Thank you so much for your hospitality and making us feel so welcome and at home even though we're thousands of miles away from ours! Your cooking is amazing. I will always remember my time spent here.
Briana Nelson

Local attractions

Vistara is the ideal accommodation base to explore the attractions of the local Nelson and Motueka regions. You can explore the attractions of the area, including Abel Tasman and Nelson Lakes National Parks.

Abel Tasman National Park
Abel Tasman is New Zealand's smallest National Park. It protects 23,000 hectares of simply beautiful bush and the most natural stretch of easily accessible coastline in New Zealand.
Nelson Lakes National Park
Nelson Lakes National Park encompasses 102,000 hectares of the northernmost Southern Alps. The park offers a quiet experience of tranquil beech forests, craggy mountains, clear streams, fields of tussock and lakes both big and small.
Kahurangi National Park
Kahurangi National Park is the classic national park: huge, wild and rich in the plants and animals that make New Zealand unique. 20 minutes drive from Vistara, the Flora Carpark offers access to a network of tracks.
Golden Bay
Glorious Golden Bay encompasses the northern tip of the South Island. Takaka is a fascinating mix of eras and beyond lies the clearest fresh water in the world at stunning Waikoropupu Springs.
Horseback Adventure
A guaranteed challenge through our powerful mountain environment, bounding Kahurangi National Park. Journeys from one to three days or in December a ten day adventure through the Rainbow to Lake Tenison.
Wine & Craft
The Nelson province is one of New Zealand's main fruit producing areas and various craft industries also abound. Here the sun shines over 2400 hours annually.
Day trips from Vistara:
Excellent day trips from Vistara include the Abel Tasman, Kahurangi and Nelson Lakes National Parks, with fine mountain and coastal bush walks. Abel Tasman Launch cruises, Water taxis, and Kayaking are all within easy reach from Vistara and we can take care of your bookings. A wonderful scenic drive over Takaka Hill leads to you Golden Bay.