Destination Tasman




Phone Chrissy & Gary

021 08767992

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Destination Tasman where Your Destination is our Pleasure 

Welcome to Destination Tasman. Destination Tasman is a locally owned and operated Taxis and Shuttle business based in Motueka run by locals Chrissy and Gary who have been involved in the hospitality and tourism industry for over 20 years. Destination Tasman operate a pick up and drop off service from many locations not limited to but including, Motueka, Kaiteriteri, Takaka, Collingwood, Marahau, Mapua, Nelson and everywhere in between.

Destination Tasman has a 12 seater van for your comfort (includes driver), with  budget friendly rates  and a customer loyalty card for those who may become frequent travelers - using our services means for local taxis services your tenth trip is on us!

Please note due to fluctuating rises in transport  and fuel costs our rates will go up from the 1st of October 2021

As well as local destinations, Destination Tasman also have the facilities to move mountain bikers, with the aide of their specially designed trailer for Mountain bike transportation. (max number of bikes is 6)

Destination Tasman have rates that make sharing a bargain, so grab your mates and give us a call on 021 0876 7992 to get the best deal for you and your group. We charge a set fee for most of our Trips whether its 2 people or a Van load of 10 you figure it out ! For example - Nelson to the Heaphy Track  for 6 cyclists and bikes or 10 passengers and packs) $350 or Kohaihai shelter Karamea to Nelson $840 “includes luggage” or book both ways for $1000 save $190! for 10 people that's $100 each person both drop off and pick up!

Maximum number of bikes carried is 6 plus luggage and 6 pax for the same rate as above $1000 return.

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Taxi Service

Taxi Service and Luggage transfers

Welcome to Motueka Taxis

$10 Local taxis is available for 1-2 passengers (Passengers only) going from 1 local pick up to 1 local Destination

Local area is defined as between Fearon street and Talley's roundabout, Thorpe street to Queen Victoria

Mariri or Riwaka off main state highway to Motueka $25 for 1-2 Pax from 1 Location to 1 Destination

Each extra Location or Destination is $10 for 1-2 pax

Motueka to Marahau $62 for 1-4 pax and/or Luggage from 1 location to 1 Destination $15.00 each extra pax coming from and going to same.

Motueka to Kaiteriteri $52 for 1-4 pax and/or Luggage from 1 location to 1 Destination $13.00 each extra pax coming from and going to same

Motueka to Tasman $42 for 1-4 pax and/or Luggage from  1 location to 1 Destination $10.50 as above

Motueka to Mapua $67 for 1-4 pax and/or Luggage same as above $16.75 each extra passenger 

Motueka to Tapawera $155 for 1-6 pax and/or Luggage SAA $25.00 per extra passenger

Motueka to Kohatu  $180 for 1-6 pax and/or Luggage SAA $30 per extra passenger

For passengers and Bikes please see rates under Mountain biking  (cost includes trailer use)

Airport transfers

NSN Airport - Motueka $120 for 1-6 pax $20 each extra pax to 1 Destination 

NSN Airport to Marahau $180 for 1-6 pax  $30 each extra pax to 1 Destination

NSN Airport to Kaiteriteri $170 for 1-6 pax $28 each extra pax to 1 Destination

NSN Airport to Riwaka $145 for 1-6 pax $24.00 each extra pax to 1 Destination

NSN Airport to Motueka Valley, Moutere, Tapawera, or any other location rates charged starting at @$3.00 per K plus flag fall. ($1 per K travelled to pick you up if outside of local area)

Group bookings our specialty using our 12 seater, modern, Clean Toyota Minibus.

For Quotes or enquiries please phone Chrissy or Gary on 02108767992




Local Destinations 

Local transportation within Motueka $10 for 1-2 people, $5 each extra person going from the same location to the same Destination.
Mariri or Riwaka to Motueka $25 for 1-2 people, $10 each extra person going from the same location to the same destination.
Different destinations are $25 for 1 - 2 people.

We regret that Due to a rise in insurance and mileage and rising fuel costs some of our fees have gone up.

A customer loyalty card for those who may become frequent travellers using our services means your 11th trip is on us!

For Event transport we charge $120 per hour plus  GST Hours are to suit Client but a minimum rate of $120 plus GST applies (EG providing transport home for wedding guests between 10.30pm till 2.00am) 

MOTUEKA to  (from one chosen location to one chosen destination)

1.   Riwaka $25 for 1-2 Passengers (PAX) from one location to one Destination $5 per extra going to and from same.

2.   Kaiteriteri - $52 for 1 to 4 Pax $8.50 each extra person to bus park in Kaiteriteri. 

3.   Marahau $62 for 1 to 4 Pax 

4.   Marahau to Kaiteriteri $25 for 1-4 Pax $7.50 each extra Person

5.   Mapua $65 for 1-4 Pax $13.75 each extra Person

6.   Kina Peninsula $42 for 1-4 Pax $10 each Extra Person

7.   Playhouse Theatre $60 for 1-6 Pax $10 each extra or 10 Pax $80

8.   Forsters Restaurant Moutere Hills Vineyard  $67 for 1-6 Pax  $10.00 per extra person or $100 for 10 Pax

9.   Riwaka Hotel Main road $25 for 1-2 Pax

10.  Mariri $25 for 1-2 Pax

11.  Nelson Airport $130 for 1-6 Pax

12.  Richmond $109 for 1-6 Pax $14 each extra person

13   Brightwater $117.50 for 1-6 Pax $15 each extra Person

14.  Wakefield $135 for 1-6 Pax $16.50 each extra person

15.  Takaka - $180 for 1 to 6 Pax to Takaka I Site $30 each extra person 

16.  Collingwood - $255 for 1 to 6 Pax to Main street Collingwood. $42.00 each extra Person.

17.  Totoranui  - $265 for 1 to 6 Pax. $44.00 each extra Pax.

18.  Wainui Bay Carpark - $245 for 1 to 6 Pax. $40.00 each extra person.


       Kaiteriteri to Nelson Airport $170.00 for 1-6 people  $28.00 per extra person or $265 fixed for 10 people **

**Please note for larger groups we use our trailer for luggage or bikes.

      Marahau to NN Airport $180.00 for 1-6 people $30.00 per extra person or $275 fixed for 10 people**

19.  Nelson I Site - $140 for 1 to 6 passengers. $20 each extra person **

20.  Nelson “Your Destination” - $150 for 1 to 6 passengers. 

For any other destinations and all Private Hire Arrangements at times to suit you please phone Chrissy & Gary for a Quote on 02108767992.

Wine Tours

From Cliff tops with an amazing view (Kina Cliffs Winery) to River Terraces,  (Riwaka River Winery) bush clad hillsides, Moutere HIlls Vineyard home to the iconic  Forsters Restaurant, to rich green valleys (Dunbar Estate), Organically grown offerings from Neudorf tempt the palate, along with an array of small boutique wineries offering few dazzling options, has the regions wine trail got something to offer you! Take a tour with us and be transported from cellars doors to euphoria.

For 4-5 hours depending on the time you spend at each winery we will transport you around the region allowing you to sample and purchase your chosen wines, each winery offering 4-5 samples per $10 fee, bring a box or a chilly bin because they're too good to refuse, we can arrange a lunch booking at Forsters for you no worries, or perhaps you have another favourite? that's fine we will get you there.

The Rate is $550 for 1 - 4 people $137.50 per extra person.

Terms and Conditions

Hire rate does not include, Lunch at your chosen restaurant, Tastings or purchases made during your tour.

NO Drinking or Eating is allowed in the Van at any time.

NO Rudeness, foul language, aggressive behavior or harassment of Driver or any other clients during the tour this may end in the tour being cancelled on the spot and all guests being removed from the van. Destination Tasman reserves the right to contact police and press legal charges.

Our Rate is based on a pick up from one Location the tour around 5-6 wineries and returned to the same Location when over. Extra Locations will incur a $10-$20 fee based on distance travelled per location.

Please allow us a minimum of 4 days to organise a tour for you as some wineries are not open 7 days a week.

Tours start at 10.45am as most wineries do not open until 11 am.

For any Private Hire Arrangements at times to suit you please phone Chrissy & Gary for a Quote on 02108767992.

Golden Bay Scenic Tour

$850 for 1 - 6 people min charge or $1400 for up to 10

This tour is approx 5-6 hours and includes lunch stop ,and coffee, tea or water at the Iconic Collingwood Tavern or Court house Cafe Collingwood.

The tour can be customised but we may visit your choice of 6 -7 wonderful locations throughout the bay including
Ngarua Caves,
Waikaropupu Springs,                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Waikaropupu Hydro walkway                                                                                                                                                                                                            Onekaka Arts greenstone carving and jewellery designers,
Anatoki Salmon,
Wharareiki Beach,
Cape Farewell,
Mad Cafe and Art gallery                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Kiwi Spirit Distillery 
Collingwood Tavern, Wholemeal cafe, Pohara or other cafes for Lunch. 

"On Demand tours" (clients choose as they go)  Rate charged will be Mileage $360 Motueka to Takaka and return,  plus hourly rate of $125 plus GST per hour

Guests pay for morning tea, Ngarua Caves entry fees, any Salmon caught / purchased, Jewellery or Art purchases and any alcohol purchases.
No Alcohol may be consumed in the Van and Destination Tasman may chose to remove or have removed any person that becomes intoxicated, unruly,  or rude to driver or others on the tour.

Deposit of 10% are required to confirm this tour and is non-refundable in the event of a cancellation.

Mountain Bike Destinations from Motueka 

With Rates that make sharing a “Bargain” grab your mates and give us a call” the more people you share with the cheaper it is. We charge a set fee for most of our Trips for 1 - 6 people you figure it out! (*Please note Maximum number with bikes is 6)

The Heaphy Track   $400.00 min charge for 1 - 6 people "includes Bikes and/or Packs" extra distance charged by the Km.

Kohaihai shelter  $963.00 min charge for 1 - 10 people "includes packs" or 1-6 Max with bikes

Lyell Ghost trail  $457.00 min charge for 1 - 10 people "includes packs"  1-6 Max with bikes

Seddonville min charge $820.00 for 1 - 10 people  "includes Packs" 1-6 Max with bikes 

Kaiteriteri Mountain Bike Park $42 for 1 - 2 people including bikes $21.00 per extra person up to *6 Maximum with bikes                                                                                            
Silvan Forest Mountain Bike Park in Richmond $104 for 1 - 6 people *Max - Great Beginner to Intermediate Trails More Info Here

Codgers Trails, Brook Street Nelson $135 for 1 - 6 people *Max “Beginner – Intermediate to Advanced Trails available More Info here

Wairoa Gorge Bike Park open to NMTBC Members only $168 for 1 - 6 people *Max *Members of NMTBC can purchase as many days as they like riding for $99 per day please go to their Website for membership details available More Info Here

Richmond Hills Mountain Bike Park $100 for 1 - 6 people *Max - Beginner – Intermediate – Advanced trails More Info Here

Cable Bay Adventure Park $175 for 1 -6 people *Max 

For any other locations please phone us for a quote on 02108767992

Local Links

Collingwood Holiday Park, William Street, Collingwood, 7073 Website Link

Motueka Top 10 Holiday Park, 10 Fearon Street, Motueka,7120 Website Link

kina Cliffs Vineyard

Moutere hills Vineyard

Neudorf Winery

Dunbar Estate Winery, Cafe and Accommodation

Forsters Restaurant

Riwaka River Estate


Rimu Grove Winery 

Motueka Accommodation book direct

Avalon Manor Motel

Equestrian Lodge Motel

Nautilus Lodge Motels

Abbey Court Motel



  • Hours of Operation Open or Close

    Mountain bike transportation - Hours to suit your requirements. Charged by the Km 1 - 10 people.

    Local Motueka shuttle service - Midday to Midnight Thursday, Friday, Saturday. PLEASE NOTE All Pickups for evening services must be pre-booked.

    8.00am to 8.00pm Monday to Wednesday


    Group Transport charged by the Km 1-10 people. Ring us on 02108767992 or E-Mail  for a quote. 

    Any other hours required may be made by pre-booking with Destination Tasman by phoning during opening hours 02108767992. 

    Airport Transfers - Hours to suit your requirements $120.00 Motueka to Nelson Airport. for 1-4 people  $165.00 Kaiteriteri or $175.00 Marahau to Nelson Airport. other areas available by the Km. Please phone or E-Mail for a quote.

    Golden Bay Tours - 9.00am to end of Tour approx 5 - 6 hours $750 for 1-6 people. snack food, Lunches, entry fee's and other personal purchases not included.

    Wine Tours - 10.00am to end of Tour approx 1/2 day approx 3 hours $550.00 for 1-10 people full day approx 6 -7 hours $1000.00 for 1-10 people  

    Personalised Tours - Where would you like to go? Times between - 9.00am to 8.00pm $550 for 3 - 5 hours for 1-10 people, full day $1000.00 (does not include fee for tastings, lunch, any alcohol purchases made by customers or extras)

    Event Transport - 21st, wedding, engagement, work functions, whatever your event call us charged by the hour.

    Groups transported from several  locations to 1 Destination charged by the hour and K

    $120 + gst per hour charged for event transport

    $3.25 per K charged for standard transport for 1-4 Passengers (standard meaning 1 location pick up to one destination or drop off.

    Please note most businesses are  closed during Christmas Day, Boxing Day and  Easter weekend  which may result in the closure of any of the tour options.

    Destination Tasman reserves the right to refuse to operate or cancel any tour or transportation option or part thereof, option due to urgent family/friend ocurrances,  Customer miss-representations  or falsifying of booking details or personal sickness or incidents without recourse or legal action occurring, all monies paid are subject to Destination Tasman cancellation policies.

    If any changes are required to be made to original confirmed bookings or a cancellation occurs by the customer due to ill health or incidents  Destination Tasman will do its utmost to reconfirm a date or times, locations or destinations for a tour or transport option where it is at all possible however we make no promises that it may be possible due to other bookings or services taking precedence on required day but we may refund a full payment minus 30%. a 10% deposit is non-refundable. Any changes made within 24 hours of booking NO REFUNDS WILL BE PAID


  • Where do Destination Tasman travel to ? Open or Close

    Destination Tasman travels to "practically Where-ever you would like to get to"  destinations - Kaiteriteri, Takaka, Collingwood, Totoranui, Wainui Bay, Bainham, Cobb Dam, Rameka Track, The Ghost Trail,  Nelson, Marahau, Westport, Wakefield, Brightwater and many destinations in between. We also service various mountain bike tracks with mountain bike transportation available,  For more details please phone Chrissy on 021 0876 7992, remember "Your destination is our pleasure".

  • "Winter Discounts and Deals' Open or Close

    Do you enjoy Extreme Adventure?, Do you enjoy Extreme fitness? how about 3 Iconic trails in one!

    The Rameka - The Heaphy - The Ghost Trail

    You organize your flights your bikes and food for the trails, and well take care of the rest, Transport, accommodation and meals, Trail Hutt bookings with DOC.

    You can do it on a budget with different options for your accommodation and meal requirements.

    Phone us on 02108767992 for any details.

    Wine Tours  (Seasonal changes as some wineries are closed during winter , wine tours require 3 days notice to organize)

    From Cliff tops with amazing views to River Terraces, Bush clad hillsides or flat green meadows our region has some of the top wine producers in the region.

    You'll sample organically grown offerings and see the affect of gravity in a action, methods that preserve the quality of the harvested grape through the wine making cycle, enjoy a gourmet platter and we transport you throughout the regions scenery from cellar doors to Euphoria!

    For 4-5 hours plus a lunch stop of 1 hour at the beautiful Forsters restaurant (or 1 of your own choosing) depending on the time you spend in each winery you'll spend your time in our comfy 12 seater high-top minibus exploring and sampling some of the best kept secrets in a bottle, each winery offers 4-5 samples per $10 fee so bring a chilly bin or box for your purchases because you just wont resist the temptation to fill up your wine fridge, cellar or collection.

    Tastings, purchases, and lunch not included in the cost of the Tour. Gourmet platter by arrangement may be included in tour cost.

    Min cost is for 4 clients $650 $165.50 per extra person. Max number is 10 

    Winter Special Deal  "Fill the Van 10 seats for $1200.00 that"s $120 per person!

    Winter deals end September 1st 2022

    Golden Bay Scenic Tour

    Explore the beauty of the Bay,

    Explore the depths of the Ngarua Caves

    catch your own dinner at Anatoki Salmon

    Admire the amazing Clarity of the world famous Pupu Springs or climb the hydro walkway.

    Visit Local Jewellers, artists and artisans, 

    Walk the wild and wonderful Whakariki beach (subject to timing and tides)

    Lunch in a local pub or Cafe

    be safely returned to your accommodation or stay and join a tour of Farewell spit with Farewell spit eco tours and spend a night in the Iconic Collingwood Holiday Park, Zatori  with views of the bay, Collingwood Park Motel or various other locations

    (return Transport and your choice of accommodation and the cost of the Farewell Spit tour is not included in cost of Golden Bay Scenic tour but can be arranged at a separate cost)


    Heaphy Track?

    What about just the Heaphy? Thinking about hitting the Heaphy this winter with your Bike and a group of Mates?" 

    Our maximum space for carrying whole Bikes is 6 so grab 6 mates and we will transport you from Nelson to the Heaphy to start your trip and pick you up from the other end (Kohaihai shelter) for $1000 thats only $166 per person return.

    If your tramping we can carry up to 10 people plus packs for the same rate $100 per person return!

    What about the Lyell "Old Ghost road"  great views, great trail 6 pax plus bikes $1000 save $113 

    10 trampers plus packs $1000 return 

    Then theres the kicker if you do the whole Heaphy  or Ghost trail within 24 hours we will knock a further $50 off and pick you up for $950 return!! (some do manage it)

    What are you waiting for? phone Chrissy on 02108767992.

    Bookings are subject to a 10% non refundable deposit being paid within 7 days of confirmation of acceptance and acceptance of Destination Tasman's Booking Policies

    Cancellation of Bookings paid in full that have been made at an I site or Information Centre of any other booking agent must go back through the same to cancel within 7 days of booking date or no refund will be given.

    Any bookings paid in full that are cancelled by customer up to 7 days will be refunded in full minus 30% = 10% non-refundable deposit and 20% booking transaction fee.

    Bookings cancelled within 24 hours of trip NO REFUND (discretion may be given to reason for cancellation and A credit voucher may be given)




  • Do I need to prebook with Destination Tasman ? Open or Close

    Yes it is preferable to pre book your pick up so as not to be disappointed. Call Chrissy and Gary at Destination Tasman today, 021 0876 7992 to arrange your pick up and drop off destination.

  • What are the fees charged by Destination Tasman for pick ups and drop offs ? Open or Close

    Local Destinations - *Our Special Rate is continuing for 2022" Motueka Local pick-up and Drop off from and to one set location *$10.00 for 1-2 passengers, $5.00 each extra for up to 10 Passengers total, all going to the same location. If guests need drop-offs or pick-ups from different addresses please note charge is $10 for 1-2 people per pick up or per drop off.

    Other Destinations - Destination Tasman has designed rates that make sharing a bargain, grab your mates and give us a call 021 0876 7992. More Info Available Here


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