Getting Here

The region's location at the top of the South Island makes the region very accessible from all points around New Zealand, whether arriving by air, by sea or by road.

While self-drive is the most popular mode of travel for visitors to this region, you can also fly into Nelson on a range of airlines or catch a ferry from Wellington and then connect with coach service. Find out about each mode of transport by following the links below - or scroll down to make a booking now. 

By Sea

By Sea

Regular Cook Strait ferries provide vehicle and passenger access between Wellington in the North Island and Picton in the South Island.

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By Air

By Air

Nelson is fortunate to have five airlines servicing the region: Air New Zealand, Jetstar, Originair, Sounds Air and air2there in and out of Nelson Airport, along with Golden Bay Air, based at Takaka in Golden Bay.

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By Road

By Road

The Nelson Tasman region is accessible by road from Christchurch, Blenheim, Picton, the West Coast and Murchison.

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