Touring Information

With part of the East Coast road (SH 1) closed for the 2017 winter, we have developed maps to show you all the other ways to get around the top of the South Island.  There are lots of new places to discover and adventures to be had. Before and after your holiday in Nelson, Abel Tasman National Park and Golden Bay, you can enjoy the Nelson Lakes National Park, Lewis Pass and then head south on the West Coast. Along the way, you will find lots of authentic kiwi experiences to enjoy.

Nelson is also well connected by air with other parts of New Zealand.

Map options 

(for Downloading) 

NRDA Driving Routes Map Main 200x200Summary Main Map

All Five Individual Maps with sightseeing highlights, plus Summary Map.

Christchurch to Motueka

Christchurch to Nelson

Nelson to West Coast

Picton to Nelson

Picton to Christchurch 

Road and inter-island sea travelers should refer to the following for the most up-to-date information: NZTransportAgency, Bluebridge and Interislander.


Itinerary Options

Download here for itineraries that include activities and routes for four, six and ten-day tours taking in Marlborough, Nelson and West Coast.  



Our experienced and qualified team is the official source of visitor information for Nelson Tasman region. The i-SITE provides a one-stop travel shop for enquiries and bookings on local and New Zealand wide activities, attractions, transport and accommodation. The team can book anything around New Zealand for locals and visitors. This summer we have 12 languages plus English behind the desk. 

Call on 64-3-548 2304 or email to:  

iSite Staff General 2

Winter Hours:

Mon - Fri: 8.30am - 5.00pm
Sat - Sun & Public Holidays: 9am - 4pm


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Nelson i-Site Team

Nelson i-Site Team

Meet the Nelson i-SITE team! A friendly group of experienced travel professionals with extensive knowledge of Nelson and NZ. More Info

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Nelson Tasman Visitor Guide

Nelson Tasman Visitor Guide

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Where can you find us?

Where can you find us?

Millers Acre Centre
77 Trafalgar Street
DDI: +64 3 548 2304
F: +64 3 546 7393

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