Nelson: living the good life

Neogothic cathedral in Nelson town. © PatrikStedrak Visiting in October means the Nelson Arts Festival is on, together with its...


The sun sets over Nelson city. © George Guille

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Wakatu Hotel Visit website

Central Location, FREE Wifi The Wakatu Hotel - A True Colonial Pub. The popular Wakatu Hotel is situated in the heart of Nelson. . . . More . . . 

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Horoirangi Marine Reserve

The beautiful Horoirangi Marine Reserve lies north of Nelson city, along the eastern side of Tasman Bay.  Read the story . . . 

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Abel Tasman Ocean View Chalets Visit website

RELAX - DREAM - BREAKAWAY FROM THE EVERYDAY. Superb location overlooking Marahau Beach, nestled along the bushline offering panoramic views towards the islands, Tasman Bay, . . . 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 . . . 

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Pohara Beach TOP 10 Holiday Park Visit website

Welcome to Pohara Beach TOP 10 Holiday Park. As the closest Holiday Park to the pristine northern end of the Abel Tasman National Park where . . . More . . . 

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Tramping in New Zealand

Known in other countries as hiking, bushwalking or trekking, tramping is a uniquely Kiwi term that fits the style of walking here – often rough, frequently wet, but regularly inspiring.  Read the story . . . 

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Nautilus Lodge Motel Visit website

MODERN, SPACIOUS, BEAUTIFULLY APPOINTED AND SUNNY WITH A COURTYARD OR BALCONY. We welcome you to our centrally located, modern and spacious motel where you will . . . 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 . . . 

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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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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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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 . . . 

Ngarua Caves Visit website

The beautiful Ngarua Caves are 300 metres of an extensive variety of Stalactites and Stalagmites and an excellent display of the extinct Moa. . . . 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 . . . 

Jens Hansen Contemporary Gold & Silversmith Visit website

We create precious jewellery of uncompromising beauty. All the work is handmade, original and crafted 'to be worn', including The World's Most Famous Ring - . . . More . . . 

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