New Touring Routes

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.


(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.



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

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