Nelson2Nelson is not only celebrated as the geographical centre of New Zealand, but also as a region for sunshine, beaches, mountains, forests and lakes. Nelson offers tourists from all over the world and every segment all the amenities and services that one would desire on vacation. The locals are welcoming and friendly in this fishing port. Nelson is also New Zealand’s gateway to the forestry and horticulture industry and the place to be for a fine ‘food and wine’ experience.

The traditional “Kiwi” hospitality has made Nelson a popular choice of travel agents and tourists all year round. The many sites that are a must see in Nelson include Golden Bay and the Abel Tasman National Park which is truly spectacular. The many activities one can indulge in include lazing on the beautiful coastline or strolling along the sun kissed pristine beaches, exploring guided walks or going sea kayaking and on a cruise. Nelson is the place to be to meet the penguins, seals and dolphins up close and personal! The semi tropical appearance is doubled by the unique flora and fauna.

Nelson also flaunts the Waikoropupu Springs and the Harwoods Hole and a number of limestone caves. The many hotels and restaurants take care of all lodging and dining options and the shopping arcades and districts take care of all regular vacation indulgence. You can be a part of nature’s splendor by bird watching over 100 species of birds that visit this area each year, water adventure – kayaking, rafting and boating and even go skiing and ice skating.

Nelson Region Activities

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Abel Tasman Scenic Cruise


A scenic cruise with Abel Tasman Sea Shuttles is a trip you will never forget. Our water taxis depart up to four times a day, seven days a week from Kaiteriteri Beach. Abel Tasman Scenic Boat Cruise from Kaiteriteri Departs Summer (peak) 9.00am 10.30am 12.30pm 2.15pm Winter 9.00am 12.30pm Sit back and relax as we depart from picturesque Kaiteriteri Beach on a scenic cruise into the majestic Abel Tasman National Park. View world-famous Split Apple Rock, fur seals, golden sands and the crystal-clear waters of Torrent, Bark, Tonga, Awaroa and Totaranui Beaches before you return to Kaiteriteri. A great 3 or 4 hour cruise for all ages.....
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Bay Tours – ‘Explore the Plains’


Taste wine from four vineyards on the Waimea Plains. There is a superb lunch stop on every tour where you can use your $5 discount voucher. Stafford Lane (Oct to April) where you will sample their range of wines with a central platter of bread for dipping into locally grown and produced olive oil, olives, dukkahs and chutneys. And between April to Oct with a central cheese platter at the first stop. If beer is your passion, we will visit a brewery on request when booking. We will give you an informative but fun afternoon. Departure: 12.30pm returning approximately 5.30-6.00pm (winter hours may vary) five hour tour No. of vineyards: Four vineyards or three vineyards and a brewery (depends on first booking of the day)....
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Bay Tours – Wine and Art Tour


Can't decide between the wineries and studios? Do it all and appreciate the artistic life of Nelson as your explore studios and wineries - glass, pottery, beads, and woodturning, complemented by breathtaking scenery and award-winning wines. Departure:12.30pm returning 5.30pm or by arrangement Number of Vineyards: Two Art: Pottery, paintings, glass, sculptures, dried flowers, ceramics, jewellery, woodturning, and more....
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World of WearableArt & Classic Cars


In October 2001 one of WOW®’s dreams came true with the opening of a permanent home and visitor attraction World of WearableArt™ and Classic Cars Museum, which every year welcomes thousands of local, national and international visitors. This unique visitor attraction means people can enjoy the special WOW® experience all year round. The car collection represent years of passionate sourcing from around the world and New Zealand. This is one of Australasia’s largest private collections. The museum’s distinctive building features a six-metre high metallic aluminium ribbon wall that is based on a dynamic wand and silk taper performance in a previous WearableArt™ show. The aluminium fabric flows and twists like the original fabric. Hours Open every day 10am - 5pm (except 25th December) We recommend 60-90 mins to view galleries.....
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