Five great days out with kids in Nelson

Abel Tasman may be the smallest of the country’s national parks, but it has a weighty reputation for its beautiful...


The Tasman Great Taste Trail makes a great day out with kids. © Chocolate Dog Photography

Abel Tasman Canyons Visit website

Our canyoning adventures take place in three stunning parks: the famous Abel Tasman National Park, the wild and remote Kahurangi National Park and the more . . . More . . . 

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Kahurangi Marine Reserve

North of Kahurangi Marine reserve is a remote wilderness visited more by seals than humans. Read the story . . . 

Adventure Flights Golden Bay Visit website

Golden Bay based Adventure Flights is perfectly located between the mountains of the Kahurangi National Park, the rugged West Coast, the iconic Farewell Spit and . . . More . . . 

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Farewell Spit: a sandy phenomenon

Extending 35km east in a sweeping arc east from the northernmost extremity of the South Island, Farewell Spit is the longest natural sandbar in the world. Read the story . . . 

Riverside Sojourn Visit website

. If you are after comfortable, quiet and spacious, self-contained accommodation close to Abel Tasman National Park and Kahurangi National Park, you have found the . . . More . . . 

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Mountain biking the Rameka Track: gut-busting fun

Mountain bikes are forbidden in the Abel Tasman National Park – all except for one section, the Rameka Track from Tākaka Hill down into the Rameka Gorge. Read the story . . . 

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Anatoki Salmon Visit website

In Golden Bay, just between Kahurangi National Park and Abel Tasman National Park, and a 1.5 hour drive from Nelson, you'll find a unique freshwater . . . More . . . 

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The Heaphy Track: in the footsteps of explorers

The Heaphy Track travels through expansive tussock downs, lush forests and nīkau palms to the roaring seas of the West Coast of the South Island. Read the story . . . 

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Motueka TOP 10 Holiday Park Visit website

WHERE YOU WILL MEET FRIENDS FOR LIFE. A great Kiwi holiday starts with a great Kiwi holiday park and that is what you will find . . . More . . . 

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Boating: Kiwis on the water

Going to the beach, lake or river for a splash is so commonplace in New Zealand, we seldom spare a thought for those in land-locked in places, thousands of kilometres from the shore. Read the story . . . 

Skydive Abel Tasman Visit website

Feel the excitement as you enjoy a scenic flight with stunning views as you climb to altitude over snow-capped mountains, golden beaches and turquoise oceans...paradise. . . . More . . . 

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Nelson Lakes National Park: New Zealand’s Lakes District

Nelson Lakes National Park lies at the head of the Southern Alps and features majestic mountain ranges and the breathtaking lakes of Rotoroa and Rotoiti at its very heart. Read the story . . . 

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Kiwi Park Motels & Holiday Park Visit website

Welcome to award winning Murchison Kiwi Park Motels & Holiday Park, just 800m from the township with rural and mountain views in an exceptionally quiet . . . More . . . 

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Abel Tasman Kayaks Visit website

Abel Tasman Kayaks was established in 1986, realising a vision to bring visitors into the glorious Abel Tasman National Park. Sea kayaking is such a . . . More . . . 

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Food and drink

Nelson kaimoana: enjoy the catch of the day

Nelson is the largest fishing port in Australasia, so you’d expect the kaimoana to be pretty good in these parts. Read the story . . . 

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