James, 12Motunau is a small community an hours drive north of Christchurch, just past Greta Valley. Up there are lots of things to do such as basketball, tennis, fishing and swimming at the beach. Motunau is most famous for it’s fishing and it’s beautiful island. The weather is also what can make a great day.It has a reputation for it’s fishing contests. It also has a great spot to go paua hunting. The most well known beach is Motunau beach, also known as sandy bay. It is one of the most relaxing and enjoyable place I know.