1 Day Itineraries
You can see a lot in only one day in the Nelson Tasman region: choose from our Wine, Art & Cycling, Nelson Land & Air Activities, Guide Tours, Abel Tasman National Park, Art & Heritage and Style & Wine Itineraries.
Wine, Art & Cycling
After a taste of the artistic offering in the city at World of Wearable Art & Classic Car Museum and NZ Classic Motorcycle Museum, enjoy a seaside lunch at Mapua. From here you can enjoy a bike ride with Wheelie Fantastic or the Gentle Cycle Company on Tasman’s Great Taste Trail – with stops along the way to enjoy the views finishing up with a wine tasting at two of the regions boutique cellar doors, Mahana Vineyard and Petite Fleur at Seifried Estate.
Nelson Land & Air Activities
For a great half or full-day activity at Happy Valley Adventures, fifteen minutes from Nelson City, enjoy an authentic farm experience and ride quad bikes through native bush to enjoy views over Cable Bay and fly the Skywire where you will soar like a bird over a forest on NZ’s longest flying fox.
Wine, Art & Wilderness operate exclusive and premium wilderness, wine and art tours around the Nelson Tasman region, in the Abel Tasman National Park They are expert guides with extensive knowledge on wine, art, food and provide luxury Mercedes transportation and delicious food.
Bay Tours provide a range of full day and half day tours specialising in wine, art, brewery tours and exclusive custom-designed tours.
Abel Tasman National Park
Enjoy a cruise, kayak or hike in the stunning Abel Tasman National Park. There's plenty of options to do guided trips with Wilsons Abel Tasman, Abel Tasman Aqua Taxi, Abel Tasman Seashuttle or Abel Tasman Kayaks. From the air, take a helicopter trip over the Abel Tasman National Park with Reid Helicopters or Tasman Helicopters or charter a luxury yacht the Yonder Star to cruise crystal clear waters of the Park, or for a sailing catamaran experience book with Abel Tasman Sailing Adventures.
Art & Heritage
Visit Nelson’s art and heritage precinct followed by lunch in the city. Must visits on your walk include South Street, Jens Hansen Gold and Silver Smiths, Flame Daisy Glass Design, Nelson Provincial Museum and the NZ Classic Motorcycle Museum. For the more active, walk 45 minutes from the centre of the city through native bush up to the geographic Centre of NZ which gives stunning views over the region, making the walk worth the huff and puff. After all the exercise a high tea at historic Melrose House rounds the day off or a visit to the World of Wearable Art & Classic Car Museum and café.
Style & Wine
Explore two of Nelson’s iconic galleries, World of Wearable Art & Classic Car Museum and NZ Classic Motorcycle Museum then drive twenty minutes out through the countryside to discover the arty seaside village of Mapua and enjoy a wine tasting at Mahana Vineyard or Petite Fleur at Seifried Estate on the way there or back to Nelson City.