Sea Kayaks on Beach at dawn, Abel Tasman National Park © Photo Images NZ
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Te Waikoropupu Springs Scenic Reserve: the largest freshwater springs in the southern hemisphere

Watch the white sand of the lake bed dance in near-optically pure water at the sacred ‘Place of the Dancing Sands', the largest freshwater springs in the southern hemisphere.

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Kayaking the Abel Tasman: sheltered coves, granite-fringed headlands, crystal streams and exquisite beaches

Kayak the coastline of Abel Tasman, our smallest national park, and enjoy this absolute giant of exquisite sheltered coves, granite-fringed headlands, crystal clear streams and exquisite sandy beaches.

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Farewell Spit: the longest natural sandbar in the world

Experience the striking landforms of Wharakiki Beach before travelling out along the longest natural sandbar in the world and sanctuary to over 90 bird species, including bar-tailed godwits, knots, curlews, whimbrels and turnstones.

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The Nelson market: homemade with heart and skill

Visit this pure, heartfelt celebration of the creative endeavours of the people of the region and their fine local produce, and love it forever.

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Buller Gorge: swing into action in the deep, meandering canyon

Stop off on State Highway 6 and swing into action in the deep, meandering canyon below where you can zipline your way across the gorge, raft white water rapids, jump on a jet boat or experience our longest swingbridge spanning the mighty Buller River.

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Camping in Golden Bay: a pristine paradise of golden beaches, alpine valleys, tranquil rivers and ocean

Base yourself under canvas in a pristine paradise of golden beaches, alpine valleys, tranquil rivers and ocean as far as the eye can see. 

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Awaroa Beach: the beach we all own

You may well not be aware of it, but we all own this beach. Well, kinda.