Earthquake Travel Advisory - The Nelson Tasman area is arty, interesting and there are plenty of reasons to stay and have a good look around. Tasman is the general region with Nelson being the largest main centre. There's plenty of sunshine in Nelson. Enjoy the beautiful environment while you get acquainted with the creative local culture. Nelson main centres include Motueka, Takaka, Abel Tasman National Park, Brightwater, Golden Bay, Kaiteriteri and Murchison. Nelson has a rich cultural heritage, and the local museum reflects this. more
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Mobile-friendly - Sliding down water polished chutes, jumping into crystal clear pools, abseiling through showering waterfalls, and flying down ziplines. Abel Tasman Canyons provides exciting and action-packed guided canyoning trips in the Abel Tasman National Park, the Kahurangi National Park and Mt Richmond Forest Park. Come with us where few have gone before and feel the true flow of nature.
Mobile-friendly - Abel Tasman Charters operate a scheduled day-trip scenic cruise along the beautiful Abel Tasman coastline, past Split Apple Rock, Kaiteriteri, Marahau, round golden sandy bays, Adele and Fishermans Islands and on to Tonga Island seal colony. Other options include an exclusive 6 hour getaway charter, a Winery Tour followed by Scenic Cruise with gourmet lunch and a combined Cruise/Helicopter experience.
We provide daily coach services between Nelson and the Abel Tasman region including Mapua, Motueka, Kaiteriteri and Marahau. Day trips and packages are available incorporating boat cruises, sailing and sea-kayaking and we’re the specialty company to get you there for a hike or to just do your own thing. You’ll love our quality vehicles and informative commentary.
Mobile-friendly - We offer personalized boat and walking tours, exploring the treasures of the Abel Tasman, learn about the ecology and history of the area, with a relaxed atmosphere and expert guides. Choose from or combine our original boat/walking tour of the coast and our more intrepid tour of the stunning inland track. Book an exclusive charter.
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Mobile-friendly - Kaiteriteri Kayak is the only kayak operator to operate from Kaiteriteri Beach. Come and enjoy our blend of good times, great people, personality-plus guides and interactive trips! So go for a big day out, big lunch, lots of laughs join a trip with Kaiteriteri Kayak—great little kayak trips.
Mobile-friendly - Abel Tasman Kayaks was established in 1986, realising a vision to bring visitors into the glorious Abel Tasman National Park. Sea kayaking is a low impact way to explore beautiful golden beaches, coves, lagoons, offshore islands, wildlife and the native forest fringing our granite coastline! We offer guided, day and multi-day tours.
Mobile-friendly - An award winning modern Lodge just 400 metres from the famed Abel Tasman National Park. Restaurants, cafes, beaches, water taxis and kayaking all within easy walking. A range of studio, 1 & 2 bedroom chalets all within modern bathrooms, plus free unlimited WiFi, spa pool & sauna, BBQ, guest kitchen, laundry, room service breakfasts, free parking, information & booking service.
Abel Tasman National Park is the smallest national park in the country. It's world famous for its coastal walking track and has many golden sandy beaches. Established in 1942 it is 22,530 hectares in size and the nearest towns are Takaka, Motueka and Kaiteriteri. Tui, bellbirds and pukeko can be seen in this area.
Mobile-friendly - Nestled in a native bush setting, all of our solid timber one and two bedroom chalets offer maximum privacy and stunning ocean views. With wonderful panoramic seaviews, you wake up, appreciate the view and the day begins with a smile. Serviced daily, includes complimentary fresh ground coffee, tea, cookies and toiletries. Relax, explore, recharge; you'll wish you could stay longer.
Mobile-friendly - Day sailing tours aboard fast comfortable catamarans. The most peaceful and relaxing way to see the Abel Tasman—New Zealand's best sailing location. With half-day, full-day, and multi-day options, we'll make the most of your time. Private charters for specialised tours available for groups up to 40.
Mobile-friendly - Come to the stunning Abel Tasman National Park in comfort and safety with experienced skippers. Seven-days-a-week service. All trips offer viewing stops and commentaries about the unique Abel Tasman National Park features. See wildlife, golden sandy beaches, crystal clear waters, lush native bush and rivers.
Mobile-friendly - About New Zealand Rental Cars is one of New Zealand's favourite car hire companies that specialise in providing a large fleet of modern rental cars for self-drive holidays, sports teams and business travel. We offer rental cars in two Nelson locations (airport and city) and from our other depots in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Queenstown, Picton, Blenheim and Greymouth.
Mobile-friendly - About New Zealand Rental Cars is one of New Zealand's favourite car hire companies that specialise in providing a large fleet of modern rental cars for self-drive holidays, sports teams and business travel. We offer rental cars in two Nelson locations (city and airport) and from our other depots in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Queenstown, Picton, Blenheim and Greymouth.
Mobile-friendly - An easy way to find the best price to rent a campervan or motorhome in New Zealand. We specialise in free and easy self-drive campervan holidays. Our objective is to assist our customers in achieving their ideal holiday through efficient methods of holiday planning. In all, we ensure that you will give no chance to holiday disappointments.
Mobile-friendly - Absolute beachfront location on a quiet sandy beach. Private, 5-star luxury cottages in a spacious garden setting. TripAdvisor Traveller's Choice 2013, 2014 and 2015 winner in Luxury, Romance, Service and Small Hotels categories. This romantic lodging is centrally located for exploring Kahurangi and Abel Tasman National Parks, and Farewell Spit.
air2there.com is a regional air service for Central New Zealand. air2there.com has bases at Paraparaumu, Nelson and Blenheim Airports and is dedicated to providing a fast, affordable regional service. Charter services are available to most airports throughout New Zealand. Our aircraft fleet includes the 14 seat Jetprop Grand Caravan. air2there operates additional charter aircraft for New Zealand wide charters.
Mobile-friendly - Luxury new boutique architecturally designed accommodation in secluded, three-acre stunning waterfront property with pool, on idyllic Kina Peninsula. Located within easy drive from Abel Tasman National Park; stunning beaches; Mapua and Nelson; local wineries, cafes and golf courses. The perfect getaway location for couples wanting a world class experience.
Offering free Wi-Fi and free continental breakfast, Aloha Lodge is just 2 minutes' walk from Nelson's beautiful Tahunanui Beach. All rooms offer SKY Guest Select 50+. Some rooms also have saunas and spa baths. Aloha Lodge is close to Nelson Airport and Nelson City is just an 8 minute drive away. Several restaurants and bars within easy walking distance.
Superb accommodation for couples, families and groups. An architecturally styled lodge in a natural setting at the very edge of Nelson Lakes National Park with great outdoors and lots of activities. It's location presents itself as a hub for visiting the Nelson/Abel Tasman and Marlborough regions.
We are a New Zealand based consultancy (specialising solely on New Zealand) creating innovative and imaginative self-drive itineraries tailored to your own requirements. We can offer you great diversity to take you off the beaten track and away from the mass tourism wherever possible. See and experience the REAL New Zealand with Amazing New Zealand.
The only "Top-of-the-South" heritage home with air-conditioned, en suite rooms still offering la carte cooked breakfasts and wireless Internet. Crystal chandeliers and 11-foot ceilings downstairs; views to the Centre of New Zealand and across Tasman Bay upstairs with budget rooms as low as NZ$39pppn. Buses stop right outside our Rose Garden. Spacious rooms with two Queen beds.
Mobile-friendly - Anahata Yoga Retreat is a residential yoga retreat located on a mountain top above sea level, in stunning surroundings next to the Abel Tasman National Park and overlooking Golden Bay in New Zealand. The focus is on yogic lifestyle, health, awareness, relaxation and imbibing yogic skills to create balance in every day life through Yoga Solutions for Life™.
Mobile-friendly - Welcome to Anatoki Lodge Motel in the heart of Takaka, Golden Bay - 11 spacious modern groundfloor motel units with sunny patios, courtyards, broadband wireless internet and indoor solar heated swimming pool (seasonal). Close to Waikoropupu Springs, Kahurangi National Park, Heaphy Track and Abel Tasman National Park. Easy walk to Takaka's shops, restaurants, movie theatre, art galleries and cafes.
Mobile-friendly - You'll find a unique freshwater fishing activity in Golden Bay just 100 km from Nelson. Situated on the banks of the Anatoki River between Kahurangi and Abel Tasman National Park, you can relax and catch your very own premium Chinook salmon. Have it hot smoked ready to eat in our cafe, or take away fresh for the BBQ.
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- Abel Tasman National Park
- Cable Bay and Hira
- Golden Bay
- Kahurangi National Park
- Kina Peninsula
- Mapua and Ruby Bay
- Motueka District
- Nelson Airport
- Nelson Lakes
- Nelson - Moutere
- Nelson - Nelson City
- Riwaka Valley
Kung Fu Classes - Shao Chi Chuan
At Chan's Martial Arts we teach the values and skills of Shao Chi Chuan. A complete self-defence system that is relatively easy to learn and apply. Kid's Kung fu classes: (ages 7-12) Monday 6:30 - 7:30pm Thursday ...
Where: Birchwood School, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: 15 Durham St, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 6:30pm on Monday 13th February 2017
To: 8:00pm on Monday 29th May 2017
Dru Yoga Classes
Strengthen your body! Relax you mind! Open your heart! Perfect for all ages, states of health and levels of fitness. Soft and flowing yet powerful movements and sequences, proven to ease physical discomfort & relieve ...
Where: Tahunanui Community Centre, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: 61 Muritai St, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 6:30pm on Monday 23rd January 2017
To: 8:00pm on Monday 6th March 2017
Mindfulness Lunchbox Session
Set yourself up for the week and experience the benefits of being more mindful, more awareness, more focus, and greater harmony in your life. Weekly de-stressing and relaxing Monday lunchtime Mindfulness practice ...
Where: Equilibrium Chiropractic, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: 10 Church Street, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 12:30pm on Monday 13th February 2017
To: 1:00pm on Monday 13th March 2017
Dru Yoga Classes
Strengthen your body, Relax your mind and open your heart. Perfect for all ages, states of health, and levels of fitness. Soft and flowing yet powerful movements and sequences, proven to ease physical discomfort & ...
Where: Saxton Field Complex, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: Saxton Road East, Stoke, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 10:30am on Monday 16th January 2017
To: 12:00pm on Monday 17th April 2017
Brown Paper and Tray Cloth Series Exhibition
This is an exhibition by Alison and Rosemary Horn of contemporary art. Alison has created a series of mixed-media works of landscape and plants on brown paper. Rosemary has a series of images of plants printed on ...
Where: Little Beehive Co-op, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: 123 Hardy St, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 9:30am on Thursday 2nd February 2017
To: 5:30pm on Thursday 2nd March 2017
Murder At Maungatapu Part Two: Trial & Executions
Murder at Maungatapu Part 2: Trial and Executions explores the extraordinary events that followed the grisly 1866 crime. Confessions, deadly betrayal and a sensational public trial revealed the fates of the five ...
Where: The Nelson Provincial Museum, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: Cnr Hardy & Trafalgar Sts, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 10:00am on Monday 30th January 2017
To: 4:30pm on Sunday 19th March 2017
Tiki Tuesday's - Experience Kiwi Culture
Live homegrown music. Meet new people at the friendliest bar on the planet. Pottles of chips and watties. KiwiMeister world exclusive cocktails. New Zealand beer, wine, spirits.
Where: Liquid NZ Bar, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: 75 Bridge Street, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 8:00pm on Tuesday 23rd August 2016
To: 11:59pm on Tuesday 28th March 2017
Baby Sleep Consultant Q & A
Pop in to chat with Amy, a qualified baby sleep consultant about any baby/toddler sleep questions you have.
Where: The Ecomoon Boutique, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: 26 Gloucester St, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 10:30am on Tuesday 21st February 2017
To: 11:30am on Tuesday 21st March 2017
Dance Your socks Off - Appalacian Tap/Clogging
Percussion with your feet. Beginner’s course for all ages and abilities: - 1-hour classes - No partners required - Make new friends - Get fitter - Have some fun Text/call: 027 222 5183 / 0211206001 Wear ...
Where: Auckland Point School, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: 111 Haven Road, Stepneyville, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 6:00pm on Tuesday 21st February 2017
To: 7:00pm on Tuesday 28th February 2017
For all jam session – very relaxed and a lot of fun. Join in or be entertained! Bring your own instrument or use ours.
Where: Liquid NZ Bar, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: 75 Bridge Street, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 7:00pm on Wednesday 11th May 2016
To: 3:00am on Thursday 9th March 2017