Places to Visit

The Nelson Tasman region is incredibly diverse, with many unique locations to explore.

Abel Tasman National Park

Abel Tasman National Park

The Abel Tasman National Park is New Zealand's only coastal national park and its golden sandy beaches and clear turquoise...

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Kaiteriteri & Marahau

Kaiteriteri & Marahau

Located at the southern end of the Abel Tasman National Park, Kaiteriteri and Marahau are both gateways to the...

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Kahurangi National Park

Kahurangi National Park

Kahurangi National Park is the second largest national park in New Zealand spanning 452,000 hectares and covering 570km of incredible...

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Motueka

Motueka

As the closest town to the Abel Tasman National Park, Motueka makes a great base to explore the region...

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Moutere Hills

Moutere Hills

The picturesque inland highway links Nelson city to its rural surrounds.

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Mapua & Ruby Coast

Mapua & Ruby Coast

The quaint coastal village of Mapua is a delightful place to while away a day. With a collection of...

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Nelson & Richmond

Nelson & Richmond

As the main urban hub of the top of the South, Nelson is a vibrant city. The Christ Church Cathedral...

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Murchison, St Arnaud & Nelson Lakes National Park

Murchison, St Arnaud & Nelson Lakes National Park

Enjoy this is a pristine alpine area, with the village of St. Arnaud being just over an hour’s drive south...

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Takaka & Golden Bay

Takaka & Golden Bay

A nature lover’s paradise, there is just one road in and out of Golden Bay, and those who travel over...

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Here's where we suggest you head this month

Mapua & Ruby Coast

Mapua & Ruby Coast

Winter is a great time of the year to visit the Mapua Wharf where you can enjoy a meal and great coffee at one of several cafes before catching the ferry over to Rabbit Island More

Bike the Heaphy

Bike the Heaphy

From 1 May to 30 September, the Heaphy Track is open to mountain bikes. It is a fantastic adventure for moderately fit people of all ages. Scenically, every day on the Heaphy Track is wonderfully different. More

Craft beer & wine

Craft beer & wine

Stay warm with a glass of wine or a boutique beer in front of an open fire this winter. Nelson Tasman is home to twenty eight boutique wineries, dotted across the picturesque hills and plains of the region's wine growing... More

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