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property description:  Decorated in natural colours with tasteful furnishings The Blue Moon exudes peace and tranquility. Luxuriously spacious with windows letting in lots of sun, the room is light and airy.


There is a king size bed with quality cotton linen, electric blankets, a comfortable futon sofa (folds down into double bed), large walk-in cupboard, ceiling fan, polished wooden floors, ensuite comprising of sunken bath with overhead shower, kitchen/dining area and a wood burning stove for the cooler months.

Being the only guests you will be able to enjoy complete privacy and peace.



French doors open out onto the deck in our secluded garden where you can enjoy a complimentary glass of wine in the afternoon sun, breakfast, or simply listen to the sounds of nature.

Situated in enclosed grounds on half an acre of land, the guest room has its own entrance with off-street secure parking, assuring you of privacy and a relaxing stay.

For the extra person travelling in your party we have a small cosy sleepout in the garden which has a double bed - there are no facilities but the main guest room is only steps away.



“A room with a view” ... at the other end of this spacious guest room you will find an ensuite with a difference.

Relax in the luxuriously large sunken bath, with overhead shower, looking out onto another secluded part of the garden which is for the exclusive use of guests, choose between sliding the ranch doors open and feeling the warm evening air whilst you soak, or closing the blinds.




By car we are approximately...

5 mins west of Motueka township, off SH60.

10 mins from Kaiteriteri

20 mins from Marahau - the start of the Abel Tasman walk

45minutes from Nelson

45 minutes from Takaka

1.30hrs from Nelson Lakes

3hrs from Picton



Just 5 mins walk from The Blue Moon is Riwaka Quay. Also 5 mins walk from The Blue Moon is a small beach at the mouth of the estuary which is lovely for walks and has great views towards Kaiteriteri and the mountain ranges. 




other guests say:


Wow, what a magical place! I couldn't have hoped for a more amazing, beautiful & romantic surprise honeymoon destination! I wish we could stay longer! This room is just amazing, peaceful, comfortable and perfect. We will definitely be back! Many thanks for a wonderful stay, the best sleeps we've had in ages! Fab memories, thanks so much... Roz & Paul (Christchurch, NZ)


The peace and tranquility you have created has given us an opportunity to rest and rejuvenate (and what an awesome bathroom!!) Thank you... Sharon & Lea (NZ)


This is truly a piece of heaven at your "Blue Moon" retreat. We only wish our stay was longer. This is by far the nicest place we've stayed so far. I love how you've used so many mediums and texture for the interior design. It's warm, sensual & flowing. Kelen & Rick (Hawaii)


pricingTo give you flexibility and choice we offer two options;

B&B - includes delicious continental breakfast provisions, delivered to your room the night before allowing you to wake and eat at your leisure.

Room Only - allowing you to self-cater or have a late breakfast/brunch out and about.

We also offer discounts for longer stays - please ask when booking

Double - including continental breakfast $140
Double - room only $125

Single - including breakfast $95
Single - room only $85

Extra person (in room) - including breakfast $30
Extra person (in room) - room only $25

Extra person (in sleepout) - including breakfast $40
Extra person (in sleepout) - room only $35

Please ask for rates if there is more than 1 extra person travelling in your party

Rates are in NZ dollars


contact detailsplease contact owner for further details:

Jane Best & Anna Bevan

The Blue Moon
57 School Road, Riwaka
New Zealand

Tel:  +64 3 528 6996



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