Motueka Saltwater Baths
- Landmarks & Hotspots
The Nelson Tasman region’s only saltwater baths lie on the Motueka foreshore, with spectacular views over the still, glassy waters that surround them.
Originally, the tidal baths were created after a shark sighting in the early 1920’s. A local fundraiser generated enough money to put in place some galvanised wire and enclose the foreshore. The enclosure has now been further developed with a playground, picnic area and BBQ pits and continues to be a popular attraction for families, locals and visitors alike.
Whether that’s paddling under the warmth of the summer sun over the silly season, enjoying a winter sunset on the decking or getting creative with photography during autumn, the saltwater baths are enjoyable all year round.
Getting there: The baths can be accessed via North Street in Motueka.
Photo credits: (1) www.nelsontasman.nz, (2-4) Abel Tasman Aqua Taxi.