Experience Kaiteriteri, New Zealand’s premiere coastal outdoor recreation destination.

Welcome to Kaiteriteri, gateway to the world renowned Abel Tasman National Park and famous for its golden sand, turquoise water and four seasons of recreation and events with accommodation and dining to suit everyone.

The Kaiteriteri Recreation Reserve is a unique destination located in the scenic Tasman region at the top of New Zealand’s stunning South Island. In addition to significant conservation and cultural responsibilities, the Reserve's beach was voted as one of the top five in the world by the United Kingdom’s Guardian newspaper.

Kaiteriteri is the perfect place to visit throughout the year if you are seeking world class mountain biking, boating, sailing, kayaking, fishing and hiking or if you just want to relax and put your feet up.

Our accommodation ranges from premium beachfront apartments to a mix of cabins and powered campsites.

Dine in the summer sun or fireside in winter at the Kai Restaurant & Bar and you will have spectacular views of the sea, beach, natural forests and alpine backdrop.

Our fully stocked Kaiteriteri Store will meet all your needs and a petrol station is on-site.

Whether it's play or work, Experience Kaiteriteri.

Other Facilities Include:

  • Mountain Bike Park
  • Kai Restaurant
  • Kaiteriteri Store
  • Shower facilities
  • Amenities blocks
  • Washing machines and driers
  • Kitchen Facilities
  • Barbecues
  • Waste Disposal Station
  • Wheelchair Accessible Facilities
  • WiFi Hotspot access
  • NPD petrol station
  • Boat ramp & boat wash
  • Playground
  • Mini golf
  • Caravan storage


Click to download a PDF version of our Management plan.



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Kaiteriteri Recreation Reserve

The first recorded entry into Kaiteriteri was by Captain Arthur Wakefield in October 1841..

Abel Tasman National Park

A unique, coastal national park.


COMMUNITY How the Kaiteriteri Recreation Reserve supports the region.

Abel tasman national park

The Abel Tasman National Park was established in 1942 and is located at the top of the South Island between Kaiteriteri and Takaka.

Features of the park include golden sandy beaches, amazing granite, limestone and marble rocky outcrops and the rich, unmodified estuaries.

Beautiful forest birds like tui and bellbirds can be seen along with pukeko around the estuaries and wetlands. In 1993 the Tonga Island Marine Reserve was created along one part of the Abel Tasman coast.

Abel tasman national park