Arty and interesting, there are plenty of reasons for the sun to shine in Nelson. Enjoy the beautiful environment while you get acquainted with the creative local culture.
Nelson has many tourist attractions and travel activities with something to suit all ages, tastes and budgets. From adrenaline-pumping adventure to a relaxing day out, you need never be bored in Nelson. more
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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.
Public tours AND private tailored charters. Join us for a full day conservation tour, or a custom charter. Maximise the Abel Tasman National Park's potential to fulfil your relaxation needs, go guided walking, bird-watching, mammal spotting, photographing, snorkelling and fishing in paradise. With our personal touch, passion experience, we've got your Abel Tasman experience covered! More than just an eco-tour.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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™.
Farm fun for all at Animal Farm Rare Breeds Farm Park. We are easy to reach; located at 389 Gardner Valley Road in Upper Moutere, only 15 minutes drive from Motueka and 30 minutes from Nelson. 17 hectares of friendly animals and fun for everyone. We (and all our animals!) look forward to meeting you. Come enjoy.
Fiona from Baton Run Adventures offers Horse Treks for novice riders to the most experienced with variety of very individual horses. Half day up to three day treks amidst 5,000 acres spanning 5 valleys. Beautifully dressed bach accommodation available on-site close to the station or more remotely in the alpine lodge. Quad-bike rides available for partners not horse riding.
Our horse treks range from 1.5 hours, to over-nighters, to seven days plus! All our horse treks offer stunning views over farmland and beach, including river crossings, caves and the option of a gallop along the white sand beaches for horse lovers. We are open for horse treks most days.
Here at Christchurch Touring Company, we specialise in small group tours, luxury charter services, cruise ship excursions and exclusive airport transfers. Our range includes Christchurch City, Canterbury and the surrounding regions – including Kaikoura, Akaroa and Banks Peninsula, Hanmer Springs and further afield.
Citywalksz offer affordable, self guided walking audio tours all over the world including New Zealand. Available for download directly from the Citywalksz website or using the Free Citywalksz App, these tours give you the flexibility to begin whenever you like and take as long as you want. Listen to the fun, fact-filled and entertaining tours both online or offline.
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One of New Zealand's most experienced helicopter companies, with facilities in Christchurch, Greymouth, and Nelson. A scenic heliflight is the best way to see the most that Christchurch and Canterbury has to offer. Selection of tour options to suit your time or budget. Charter a flight for fishing trips, glacier skiing, or to a luxury high country retreat.
Cycle the new Great Taste Cycle Trail in Nelson, NZ, with The Gentle Cycling Company. Single day and multi day rides for lovers of food, art & beautiful landscapes. New: 1, 2 or 3 day tours to Kaiteriteri - gateway to the Abel Tasman National Park.
Experience unparalleled service and exceptional cuisine. Gourmet Sailing offers a variety of day and overnight private yacht charters around Nelson, Tasman Bay, Abel Tasman National Park and Marlborough Sounds. Enjoy spectacular scenery, visit secluded beaches and indulge in local gourmet food and wine. All trips fully customised to suit, with the choice of a comfortable 51-foot or spacious 65-foot yacht.
Experience the adventure of a lifetime on New Zealand's premier walking tracks, the Great Walks! Leading you through awe-inspiring landscapes - from strolling along sandy shores to climbing above the clouds - there's something for everyone. Managed by the Department of Conservation, there are nine unforgettable journeys to choose from! Visit our website for a taste of what's on offer.
Enjoy a four-wheel motorbike adventure, ride the unique Skywire flying-fox; experience the Tour of Discovery or take a relaxing horse trek on our 1,600-acre property. We are just 15 minutes from Nelson city and open every day except Christmas Day. Paintball games and 'Argo' fun rides are also available and our cafe is open daily.
Just 15 minutes from Nelson city, you can discover the exhilaration of horse riding across the river, though farmlands, forests and up into the hills for wonderful views of the surrounding bays. Adventures available for beginners and experienced riders alike. Our other available activities include 4-wheel motorbikes, the Skywire flying-fox, paintball and Maori cultural tours.
Steve welcomes you to the Nelson Lakes District and onto a "real" hunting experience in New Zealand. Hunted animals include Chamois, Thar, Red and Sika Deer. Backpack in and spend nights under the stars, or helicopter in and use backcountry huts. Steve doesn't charge trophy fees and the meat is yours to do with as you please.
We create independent walking holidays which include the Great Walks of New Zealand. No longer will you have to visit 3 or 4 different websites. We will plan and organize the walks for you, by pre-booking Department of Conservation huts, pre and post walk accommodation, transfers and our experienced staff will advise the best time to travel and more.
A range of guided tours and freedom rental sea kayaking trips in kayak canoes. Guided kayak trips with guides that will take you along a stunning stretch of coastline for a fantastic sea kayaking experience. Enjoy panoramic views of Abel Tasman National Park, check out nesting cormorants, sea caves, islands and the world famous Split Apple Rock.
Whether it be Mountain biking, Kayaking, River-bugging, Tubing, Fishing, Caving or Horse-riding, Karamea Outdoor Adventures can recommend activities that will suit your budget, time and abilities. Explore and enjoy one of our great outdoor adventures, either in Karamea or the pristine surrounding areas of the Kahurangi National Park, N.Z's wonderful, 2nd largest national park rainforest, in the isolated paradise called Karamea.
Nestled amongst 12 hectares of tranquil native bush, overlooking the golden sands of Kaiteriteri beach. Right on the doorstep of the popular Abel Tasman National Park as well as the new Kaiteriteri Mountain Bike Park. Enjoy the pool, spas and saunas. Revitalize with our extensive range of spa treatments. For the adventurous, kayaking, mountain biking and canyoning are also available.
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