Accommodation at Riverside

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Riverside Sojourn

Self Contained Studios, from $120/night

Riverside Sojourn provides you with two comfortable and tranquil self-contained studios 7 minutes drive from Motueka. Located within New Zealand's Riverside Community and close to the beautiful Abel Tasman and Kahurangi National Parks, you can choose between two spacious units with balconies.


Both spaces are equipped with complete kitchens, private bathrooms and entrances. The Kereru Studio can accommodate up to 4 adults (between $120/night and $140/night), and larger groups can easily fit into the Tui Studio Plus (between $120/night and $240/night) which sleeps up to 10 guests  in total. 


Tasman's Great Taste Bike Trail is right outside your door and waiting to be explored. If you are travelling with children, you can watch them run around the  park-like grounds of the community and have fun on the nearby adventure playground. Daily fresh milk, straight from our Riverside Dairy Farm is also just a few steps away. 


Riverside Sojourn offers ideal accommodation options for families, friends and large groups keen to explore the Tasman region or needing a rest for a night or two before commencing the journey to other far away places.

For backpackers' accommodation with shared facilities, please visit our Riverside Hostel.

Riverside Hostel

Private Rooms from $175/week

Riverside Hostel is an eco-friendly  space in the middle of New Zealand's oldest intentional community and offers affordable accommodation throughout the year for travelers of all ages.


Close to Abel Tasman and Kahurangi National Parks, the hostel is a quiet, alcohol and smoke free*, backpackers in Riverside's village-like setting with Tasman's Great Taste Cycle Trail and many beautiful beaches, valleys and rivers nearby. If you are after a little welllness break, there is even the possibilty to participate in yoga, tai-chi and other holistic classes which are offered daily in the neighbouring Cultural Centre. 


You can choose between fully-furnished, heated Single Bedrooms ($175/week) or Twin Bedrooms (from $290/week). All have access to free wifi, a shared kitchen, common lounge area and shared bathroom facilities with washing machine. A pleasant outside kitchen, seating and lawn area make the space a cozy spot to read a book or engage with other hostel guests. 


Riverside Hostel is ideal for travellers looking for an eco-friendly, tranquil Hostel in a unique setting. You are also welcome to stay here if you want to experience community life as a volunteer or learn more about Riverside's rich history. 

In Orange and RED: Open to all with restrictions. Because guests share communal spaces, Covid-positive cases cannot self-isolate at the hostel.

If you are travelling with children, please visit Riverside Sojourn.

Kereru Studio

sleeps 4

A four bed, self-contained studio with  kitchen, bathroom,  queen bed, one double sized fold out sofa/bed, one single high-rise bed.

Tui Studio Plus
sleeps 10

Self-contained studio with queen bed and adjoining bunk room which is available for bookings of more than 2 guests.

Choose between Single and Twin Rooms
sleeps between 1 and 2


Please book your room online. For all hostel related enquiries, please email us: or phone + 64 21  203 1658.

*Please read our Hostel Rules and Policies before booking. 

If you are interested in rental accommodation of up to 2 years, please write  to our Tenancy Manager:

Rest & Relax At Riverside

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Enjoy Everything that Riverside has to offer 
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At Riverside YOU can find Beautiful Surroundings, Nature Walks, Awesome Festivals, Exciting Workshops, Community Spirit, Lovely Neighbours and a range of little businesses run by Riverside Community Trust Board. Enjoy...


Pure milk like in the olden days - with notes of vanilla and the smoothness of whipped cream. No nonsense added and no goodness taken away. Riverside Milk is available for sale 24/7 just down the path from your studio.  Take a look: Riverside Milk.

Enjoy a cup of coffee or a lovely meal in the enchanting ambience of the iconic Riverside Cafe, set in an old homestead from which to view the mountain ranges and soak in the lush surroundings. At the Riverside Cafe, you will also find several copper installations, a huge succulent collection and bonsai exhibition all designed and landscaped by local artist Che Vincent. At times, Che showcases sculptures, wall panels and light installations in his studio and art gallery which is just a short wander down the path from the Cafe. If you are lucky you may find the gallery open and can view some of his pieces. 

Weekly wellness classes, as  well as one-off workshops, concerts and public talks are happening at the Riverside Centre all throughout the year and you are welcome to join in or book the venue for your own functions. Across the driveway from your studio: Riverside Community Cultural Centre

And if you want to make sure your car is up to the task of another road trip, no problem! Just come on down to the Riverside Garage and ask Cam to have a look at it for you. Competitive rates and very friendly staff: Riverside Garage

Finish your day with some relaxing short walks around the countryside. Cruise around the extensive Community grounds and explore the little bush walk or wander to the seacoast outlook. Simply ask your Sojourn Host for directions... 


Enjoy your stay!