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The town of Motueka in the South Island of New Zealand lies close to the mouth of the Motueka River, on the western shore of Tasman Bay. It is, after Richmond, the second largest centre in the Tasman Region, with a population of 7125 (2006 census). The Motueka Ward had an estimated population of 10,900 at 30 June 2009. The surrounding district has a number of orchards, as well as growing a variety of specialised crops such as hops, and formerly serving as the main centre of tobacco growing in New Zealand. A number of small vineyards have developed in recent years, one (Neudorf) gaining an international reputation. Nearby beaches (such as Kaiteriteri Beach and Marahau) are very popular with holidaymakers, and the area around Motueka has one of the country's highest annual sunshine-hour indices. Motueka, as one of the nearest towns to the Abel Tasman and Kahurangi National Parks, has become the base of many tourism ventures in those parks, as well as in Nelson Lakes National Park, and in other recreational areas. Extensive limestone cave systems (including Harwood Hole in the Takaka Hill area north of Motueka) attract cavers and rock climbers. Sea kayaking and tramping now attract many thousands of visitors each year. Many artists live in the area around Motueka, especially potters and reggae musicians. The Riverside Community, in nearby Lower Moutere is a pacifist intentional community. Founded in the 1940s, it is New Zealand's oldest cooperative living community.

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Motueka in New Zealand offers a unique experience to travellers. This city is located in the close proximity of a major city Kaikoura, New Zealand. So, ideally any vacation planner would recommend you to visit Kaikoura for its bountiful attractions like World Of Wearable Art And Classic Cars Museum, Harwoods Hole Walk, Christ Church Cathedral on your trip to Motueka. To reach Motueka, hop on a flight to airport which is the nearest major Kaikoura Airport. Get in the character of the city, this city requires at least of 1 to 2 number of days of exploration.

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Facts and Stats for Motueka*

  • Pollution Statistics in Motueka

    Know the pollution level of Motueka before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 10 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 37.5 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 75 (High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 25 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 25 (Low)
  • Motueka: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Motueka for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Motueka.

    • Burglary and Theft 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 13.89 (Very Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 19.44 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 13.89 (Very Low)
    • Car Stealing 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 27.78 (Low)
    • Attacks 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Drug offense 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 91.67 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 63.89 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 25 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 9.38 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 22.22 (Low)
  • Living in Motueka - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 75.98 (High)
    • Pollution Index 22.93 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 75 (Very High)
    • Cost of Living Index 91.13 (High)
    • Health Care Index 68.06 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 4.96 (Very Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 118.17 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Motueka

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Motueka

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.38 USD
    • International Movie per seat 11.88 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 39.59 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 118.77 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 81.41 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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