Over the past several years Motueka has attracted many migrants from both overseas and elsewhere in New Zealand. These recent migrants have been attracted to Motueka by the stunning local environment, terrific climate and easy access to the many recreational opportunities.
A pioneering culture of innovation, creativity and living in balance with the land, has attracted people seeking a healthier, alternative lifestyle. Motueka’s locals are an eclectic, cosmopolitan mix of free spirited individuals of all ages.
The summer months attract visitors from every corner of the globe who use Motueka as a base to visit nearby national parks and beaches, and particularly the Abel Tasman. At other times of the year, many seasonal horticulture workers come to the Motueka area to work on the local orchards.