The small New Zealand community of Wakefield is situated some 25 km south west of Nelson at the top of the South Island. First settled in about 1843, it was originally called Pitfure. However the name was soon changed to Wakefield, and it is believed to have been named after the birthplace of one of its original settlers, who was from Wakefield in Yorkshire. It is often assumed that the settlement was named after Captain Arthur Wakefield, who led the expedition that first established Nelson City and Province. Arthur Wakefield was killed in the Wairau Affray and it is assumed that the event has helped confirm the change of name from Pitfure to Wakefield. Wakefield is notable for Wakefield Primary School, the oldest school in continuous usage in New Zealand. It was set up in 1843 by Mary Ann Baigent, the wife of Edward Baigent. St John's Church in 120 Edward Street, built in 1846, is New Zealand's second oldest surviving church. It is registered by Heritage New Zealand as a Category I heritage structure, with registration number 40. Wakefield comes under the responsibility of the Tasman District Council, which has its offices in the nearby town of Richmond. It is part of the West Coast-Tasman general electorate.
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The beach is excellent for swimming, running or walking. It is also a paradise for stand-up paddle boarders, wind surfers, kite surfers, dog walkers and general sun seekers.
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We are situated close to The Courthouse café, the beach, the Farewell Spit tour and many stunning walking tracks. We offer comfortable accommodation at very affordable rates. Our small quiet complex offers you self contained motels in our garden setting. Enjoy our guest BBQ courtyard and brick outdoor fireplace.
Basic parking area located in Motueka. Self-contained vehicles can only camp here for two nights out of every four weeks. The toilets are just near the entrance.
Nice Art Gallery right next to the Queens Gardens. Different interesting exhibitions. Worth a visit.
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