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), and a Hybrid Toyota wagon for up to 4 passengers 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 eleventh 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 or cyclists riding the great taste trail with the aide of their specially designed trailer for bike transportation. (max number of bikes is 10) and a covered trailer for up to 6 Electric bikes.

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 10 cyclists and bikes or 10 passengers and packs) $465 or Kohaihai shelter Karamea to Nelson $987 “includes luggage” or book both ways for $1200  for 10 people that's $120 each person both drop off and pick up!

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Taxi Service

Taxi Service and Luggage transfers

Welcome to Motueka Taxis

We apologize but our rates will be going up on October 1st 2023 to help with the rising fuel insurance and mileage costs.

Locals! we have been told we have the cheapest Taxi rates in NZ! 


Our new Taxis meter charges are as follows:

Hybrid car

for 1-4 passengers

Flag Fall $2.20 This is added once we have informed you we have arrived to pick you up (New Rate from 1st October 2023 $2.50)

Waiting time $0.80 cents per minute this starts once we have informed you we have arrived. (New Rate 0.90c per minute)

Daytime rate: $3.25 per Km : for 1-2 pax   $3.55 for 3-4 pax in the Hybrid wagon (new rate $3.55 per k 1-2 pax $3.75 per k 3-4 pax)

Night-time from 8.00pm $3.55 per Km (new rate will be $3.75 per K and $3.95 per K as above

12 Seater Van

Flag Fall $3.20 (New Rate will be $3.50)

Waiting time: $1.10 per minute   (New rate $1.30 per min)

1-4 Passengers $3.65 per Km      (New Rate $3.95 per K

5 -9 passengers $4.65 per Km (New Rate $4.95 per K)

10-11 Pax $5.95 per K

See Bold Rate Below for New Rates from 1st October 2023-2024

Set Fares

Motueka to Marahau $62 ($65) 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 ($55) 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 ($150) for 1-6 pax $25 each extra pax to 1 Destination   

NSN Airport to Marahau $175 ($185) for 1-6 pax $30 each extra pax to 1 Destination   

NSN Airport to Kaiteriteri $165 ($175) for 1-3 pax $29 each extra pax to 1 Destination 

NSN Airport to Riwaka $140 for 1-6 pax $24.00 each extra pax to 1 Destination   

NSN Airport to Mapua $90 for 1-4 pax $22.50 each extra pax to 1 Destination

NSN Airport to Motueka Valley, Moutere, Tapawera, or any other location rates charged starting at above Taxi metered rates

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

For Quotes or enquiries please phone Chrissy or Gary on 02108767992

If more than 1 Destination is required an extra charge of $10 per destination will be charged



Local Destinations 

Local transportation within Motueka $10 for 1-2 people, $5.00 each extra person going from the same location to the same Destination.

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 $130 per hour plus GST Hours are to suit Client but a minimum rate of $130 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  $15 - $25 for 1-4 Passengers (PAX) from one location to one Destination $10 per extra going to and from same.

2.   Kaiteriteri - $52 for 1 to 4 Pax $10 each extra person to bus park in Kaiteriteri. 

3.   Marahau $62 for 1 to 4 Pax 

4.   Marahau to Kaiteriteri $45 for 1-4 Pax $7.50 each extra Person

5.   Mapua $65 for 1-4 Pax $15 each extra Person

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

7.   Playhouse Theatre $60 for 1-4 Pax $10 each extra or 10 Pax $100

8.   Forsters Restaurant Moutere Hills Vineyard   $67 for 1-4 Pax   $10.00 per extra person or $100 for 10 Pax

9.   Riwaka Hotel Main road $25 for 1-4 Pax

10.  Mariri $15-$25 for 1-4 Pax

11.  Nelson Airport $120 for 1-4 Pax in car 1 suitcase per person max weight applies of 20kg per bag

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 $165.00 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 $175.00 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 Award winning offerings at Seifried's located on Redwood road Rabbit Island to 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, rich green valleys with 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 approx 4-6 hours depending on the time you spend at each winery and starting time we will transport you around the region allowing you to sample and purchase your chosen wines, each winery offering 3-5 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 either a  winery restaurant like Forsters or Gravity or our faves in Motueka The Smoking Barrel or Toad Hall for you no worries, or perhaps you have another favourite? that's fine we will get you there.

The Rate is $250 per hour inc gst for 1 - 6 people minimum of 6 hours payment applies to any booking payable in advance.

Terms and Conditions

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

NO Drinking except water 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 4-6 wineries a lunch-stop and returned to the same Location when over. 

Any change to final destination may incur an extra mileage or time fee.

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 10.30 or 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

Tours start at $1050 for 1 - 6 people min charge or $1750 for up to 10

This tour is approx 6-7 hours (including pick up and return to Designated accommodation) and includes a lunch stop of approx 1 hour at the Iconic Collingwood Tavern or Court house Cafe Collingwood.

Coffee, Tea including herbals and green tea and Water will be supplied at a morning Tea stop as required, but only water can be consumed in the van.

guests pay for their own lunch and any alcohol consumed during lunch or at any other stops where it may be available.

A picnic grazing platter of deli meats, cheeses, fruit, breads and condiments may be ordered when booking this tour and at an extra cost of $200 to be eaten at a designated picnic area.

The tour can be customised but we may visit your choice of 4-5 wonderful locations throughout the bay including
Ngarua Caves,
Waikaropupu Springs, (a 20 minute walk through amazing bush on a wonderful man-made walkway)

Waikaropupu Hydro walkway                                                                                                                                                                                                          Artisans that design and make greenstone carvings and Jewellery, (bookings are essential)

Anatoki Salmon catch your own salmon and have it smoked for you.
Wharareiki Beach, the wild wonders along the northern most tip of the South Island
Cape Farewell, walk to view this
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 $360 Motueka to Takaka and return, plus hourly rate of $250 inc GST per hour

Guests pay for lunch, 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 choose to remove or have removed any person that becomes intoxicated, unruly, or rude to driver or others on the tour.

Deposit of $250 inc gst  is required to confirm this tour and is non-refundable in the event of a cancellation.

Mountain Bike Destinations from Nelson or Motueka I Sites

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 up to 4 people for most of our Trips, Local transportation being the exception, but let's talk about "Your Budget" 

Our New 10 Bike Plus Luggage trailer means we can get you and 9 of your mates to where-ever you need to go quickly and easily

Please note we can only take a maximum of 6 E-bikes in our E-Bike trailer.

Nelson I Site to

Heaphy Track                                                                     $465.00 for 1-6 people including bikes and bags. $75 per extra person up to 10 max

Kohaihai Shelter                                                                $987.00 for 1-6 people including bikes and bags $125 per extra person $1487 for 10

Book both ways for 1-6 people pay only                      $1200 with bikes and bags return! or 10 people for $2000.00 

Lyell Camping ground (the Ghost Trail)                        $458.00 1-6 people including bikes and bags $75 each extra person or $750 for 10!

Seddonville                                                                    $791.00 for 1-6 people including bikes and bags $130 each extra person or $1300 for 10!

Book both ways for 1-6 people and pay only                 $1000.00 with bikes and bags return! or $2000.00 for 10!

Motueka I Site to:

Kaiteriteri Mountain Bike Park                                       $50 for 1 - 2 people $25 per extra person including bikes (max 10 mountain bikes or 6 E-                                                                                                        Bikes)

Sharlands Creek Mountain Bike Park                               $180 for 1 - 6 people - Intermediate to Advanced trails More Info Here

Silvan Forest Mountain Bike Park in Richmond              $121.00 for 1 - 6 people - Great Beginner to Intermediate Trails More Info Here

Codgers Trails, Brook Street Nelson                                 $155.00 for 1 - 6 people - Beginner – Intermediate – Advanced Trails available More Info Here

Wairoa Gorge Bike Park  NMTBC Members only              $180.00 for 1 - 6 people *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                                  $116.00 for 1 - 6 people “beginner – Intermediate – Advanced trails” More Info here

Cable Bay Adventure Park                                                  $202.00 for 1 - 6 people “Beginner – Intermediate – Advanced Trails” More Info Here

Lyell camping trail (the Ghost trail)                                   $490.00 for 1 - 6 people

Seddonville end of Ghost trail                                             $920.00 for 1-6 people

The Great Taste Trail:

Motueka to Mapua ferry $67.00 for 1-6 people plus bikes  (**includes trailer charge)

Motueka to Rabbit island Ferry $95.00 for 1 - 6 people plus bikes **

Motueka to Spooners tunnel $190.00 for 1 - 6 people plus bikes 


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, 2023

    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 10 so grab 9 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 a minimum rate with our cycle trailer of $1600 for 10 people thats only $160 per person return

    If your tramping we can carry up to 10 people plus packs for $1500.00 or $150 per person return!

    What about the Lyell "Old Ghost road" great views, great trail 10 pax plus bikes $1400.00  

    10 trampers plus packs $1300 return 

    Then there's the kicker if you do the whole Heaphy and then the Ghost trail we will help you arrange Accommodation for 1 or 2 nights, Dinner and breakfast and Westcoast cycle transport and be at the end to pick you up. (Some do manage it) subject to Accommodation and transport availability.

    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 Event or group pick-ups so as not to be disappointed. Call Chrissy and Gary at Motueka Taxis Destination Tasman today, 021 0876 7992 to arrange your pickup and drop off destination.

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

    Local Destinations - Motueka Taxis metered Rates are as follows:

    Taxis Car Flag Fall $2.20 this charge starts when we start the Meter. (We will first let you know we have arrived)

    Rate 1 Taxis Car for 1-2 passengers $3.25 per K

    Rate 2 Taxis Car for 3-4 passengers $3.55 per K

    Waiting rate 0.80 cents per minute.

    Due to the busy nature of our business, we will NOT wait any longer than 5 minutes for you to show, at 5 minutes no show your transport will be cancelled and you will be subject to a 50% of the arranged transport cancellation Fee.

    If you book a set time for pick up please NOTE you are expected to be ready to go on arrival!

    You may re-book subject to our availability.

    If you are using our Mini Van for group transport our un-metered rates are (these rates are based on using the AA time and Distance calculator)

    Destination Tasman Van Flag Fall $3.20

    Rate 1 for 1-4 passengers $4.25per KM

    Rate 2 for 5-11 passengers $5.65 per KM

    waiting time $1.10 per minute up to 5 minutes, if you do not appear within 5 minutes, we will cancel your transport.

    you will be subject to 50% of your transport costs as a cancellation Fee.

    You can re-book a time for pick up subject to our availability.


    Motueka Taxis Ltd are Total Mobility Card operators, if you have a Total Mobility Card please show your card to our Drivers so you can make the most of this great service, you will only pay a 1/3 of the metered rate up to a maximum of $30.00.  2/3 is covered by Council, if your rate is over $30.00 you pay the rest.

    Your Total mobility card can be used right around NZ as all councils are part of this scheme, application is easy just contact Age concern on 03 5447624 .

    Other Destinations - The Destination Tasman Mini-Bus 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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