A Wharf and remnants of the jetty are in an estuary environment. The heyday was from 1856 to 1906. There was even a wharf manager and a telegraph office at one stage. The Motueka museum has faded black and white photos and documents for visitors interested in the history of the area. Today it is a quiet walk along sand dunes with views across Tasman Bay depending on the tides. A shipwreck, the Janie Seddon, lies in rusting elegance beside the now disused wharf. The Jane Seddon is a fantastic photo opportunity and the star of many sunset backlit photographs.
Her story is well told at the Motueka Museum.
December to March
Monday to Friday: 10am to 3pm
Sunday: 10am to 2pm
April to November
Tuesday to Friday: 10am to 3pm
Sunday: 10am to 2p
Other than a war memorial, and an information station the road is testament to time with beach baches, outdoor BBQ’s in people’s front yards and enterprising owners renting houses with signs atop their letterboxes. Past the Saltwater Baths, Port Motueka has relocated to the end of the road and Talleys Fisheries being the major stakeholder
NOTE: If you are travelling in a vehicle there will be areas where you will need to walk as access if via a shared walking / cycling trail
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