Things to See and Do

Discover New Zealand's best kept secret, the Nelson region, home to three of New Zealand's most spectacular National Parks with hiking, sea-kayaking, cruising, canyoning, biking, stand-up paddleboarding and great seafood, wine and beer on offer.

The compact geography means most activities are within 1-2 hours drive of the city. We have rental vehicles, guided coach/minivan tours and a great accessible airport if arriving by air. It's really easy to get around.

Activities & Adventures

Activities & Adventures (137)

Adventure activities are on the menu for all the family. There are thrill seeking mountain-
biking and cycling tracks, world-class fly...

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Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture (59)

The Nelson Tasman region is the undisputed creative arts centre of New Zealand.

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Food, Wine & Beer

Food, Wine & Beer (74)

Wine and beer enthusiasts will find the cellar doors of passionate winemakers and brewers open and foodies will discover fabulous...

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Shopping & Markets

Shopping & Markets (20)

The Nelson region is host to great shopping and eclectic markets that provide a range of organic, gluten free and...

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  1. Get above the bushline

    view more about Murchison, St Arnaud & Nelson Lakes NP

    There are many great tramps in the Nelson Lakes National Park. One of my favourites is the walk from the Lake Rotoiti car park to Bushline Hut. It's an easy one to three hour walk that gets you quickly up above the bushline, where you can access many other tracks and play in the snow in winter.

  2. Involution mountain biking trail

    view more about Nelson & Richmond

    There is a new mountain biking track at the end of Marsden Valley Road called Involution - steady climb zip-zags up through native forest to the ridge line overlooking Monaco and Tasman Bay towards the Mt Arthur ranges. Makes a good half day return walk and is dog friendly - just watch out for bikes on their way down.


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