Eating on the Great Taste Trail
While cycling the Great Taste Trail, you can visit an enticing range of restaurants, breweries, cafes, wineries, and artisan food producers. Behind each of these places, is the vision and energy of extraordinary people. Visiting these places and meeting their people, creates a richer experience of Nelson.
We would like to thank Neil Hodgson for the content of many of these articles.
While cycling along the Railway Reserve Cycleway near the Great Taste Trail in central Stoke, it’s just a very short detour to Mc Cashins.
Located in the same premises as McCashins, the Stoke Brewery is part of the McCashin family heritage.
This rural café is located just 5 minutes off the Great Taste Trail Rail Route at Appleby.
In August 2017, a Falcon Ridge Estate Syrah style wine won a national award at a prestigious NZ wine competition.
The Wangapeka Cheese shop is the retail store for these wonderful locally made cheeses.
Located in the coastal village of Mapua, right on the Great Taste Trail, this restaurant has been built on the theme of a seaside place to dine while enjoying the birdlife and changing tides.
Rimu Wine Bar is located on the old wharf in Mapua, on the Great Taste Trail Coastal Route.
Located in the township of Motueka on the Great Taste Trail Coastal Route, The Smoking Barrel offers a menu that includes slow barbecue smoked meats and seafood, and a huge range of disgustingly delicious donuts.
T.O.A.D Hall is located in an old church with quite a history, right on the Great Taste Trail, at the southern end of the town of Motueka.
A family friendly micro-brewery located to compliment the atmosphere at Toad Hall café in Motueka, right on the Great Taste Trail.
Hodgson meets a couple who have turned a run down farm into a winery, café and tasting room, popular with cyclists, located in rural Ngatimoti.
Just a few beautiful cycling minutes from the Upper Moutere village, Hodgson discovers a winery with tantalising wines to sup on and a delightful garden setting that begs relaxation, food and fine wine.
Located in the village of Upper Moutere the Moutere Inn is recognised as New Zealand’s oldest pub in its original building.
Another little gem in the village of Upper Moutere, The Old Post Office is home to gourmet preserves, a textile design gallery and more