Tucked away at the top of the south, way off State Highway 1, Nelson is a town of 50,000 people...
The sun sets over Nelson city. © George Guille
Cable Bay Adventure Park, 15 minutes from Nelson city, is where you can enjoy one of our immensely popular 4-Wheel Motorbike adventures. . . . More . . .
Do what the locals do in Tasman. Read the story . . .
Abel Tasman National Park
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 . . .
Food and drink
Nelson is the largest fishing port in Australasia, so you’d expect the kaimoana to be pretty good in these parts. Read the story . . .
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 . . .
Climbing is the unique blend of physical and mental exertion that leads both to a feeling of accomplishment and a sense of calm. All in some of the most breathtaking landscapes in New Zealand. Read the story . . .
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 . . .
Consistently enjoying the highest number of sunshine hours in the country, the rays beam down on a region producing an enormous variety of food and drink. Read the story . . .
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 . . .
Do what the locals do in Golden Bay. Read the story . . .
Locally owned and operated, Nelson Auto Rentals has a small fleet of modern cars, vans, and 4WDs. All vehicles are available 24 hours a day, . . . More . . .
At first sight of Golden Bay from Tākaka Hill, you get the feeling this is definitely a settlement that could live happily apart – one of the last, loveliest places on Earth. Read the story . . .
Come and experience one of New Zealand's longest established art galleries, set in the beautiful Queens Gardens. Start your exploration of the artistic riches from . . . More . . .
The Abel Tasman Coast Track is 60km long and blessed with golden beaches and lush coastal native bush. Unsurprisingly, it's one of New Zealand’s best-known and most popular walks. Read the story . . .
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 . . .
Abel Tasman is probably New Zealand’s best-known and most popular national park – but it really has to be seen to be believed. Read the story . . .