The lovely little village of Wakefield is 30 minutes’ drive (25 km south west) south of Nelson.
It is a delightful rural enclave in the Tasman region. Wakefield is central to the Tasman region's three stunning national parks - Nelson Lakes, Kahurangi and the Abel Tasman.
Wakefield has a wonderful sense of history. Wakefield Primary School is New Zealand's oldest school and has been in continuous use since 1843. The picturesque St John's Church, built in 1864, is New Zealand's second oldest surviving church. more
With a pleasant village atmosphere, Wakefield is self-sufficient with its own small supermarket, cafes, tearooms, pharmacy, hairdressers, doctors' surgery, vets, community library, toy library, a hotel, farm stores and even a police station. The region is packed with museums, art and craft galleries, vineyards and outdoor pursuit facilities.
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Mobile-friendly - Armageddon boasts 4 paintball excellent fields. Main field is a post apocalyptic town called Purgatory, the best themed paintball field in New Zealand. We are open 7 days. We have sealed driveways and flushing toilets, licensed cafe and a paintball shop selling top of the line paintball gear. The ultimate day out.
Mobile-friendly - Cycle the Great Taste Cycle Trail in Nelson, NZ with The Gentle Cycling Company. Self-guided rides for lovers of food, art & beautiful landscapes. Single day wine or craft beer rides, multi day rides in stunning rural landscapes include routes to Kaiteriteri, gateway to the Abel Tasman National Park.
Mobile-friendly - Treat yourself to a unique memory of your visit to NZ with a stay in our warm, comfortable, self-catering cottage on our working farm. Situated in a wonderful location at the gateway to Kahurangi National Park and close to some of New Zealand's finest walks. Friendly, helpful hosts keen to make your stay a lifetime memory.
Mobile-friendly - Popular, back-to-basics accommodation adventure camp set in spacious grounds of 10 hectares, native trees and safe river swimming with raft and slide. Communal kitchen with microwave, communal toilets and showers, laundry, dump station. Hammocks, flying foxes, waterslide, eel feeding, amusements, confidence course, skatepark, BMX track, BBQs, campfires, shop for basic camping supplies. Power and non-power sites, standard cabins, on-site caravans.
Mobile-friendly - Wild Places Wild Game is a Free Range Hunting Outfitter and Guide based in Motueka at the top of the South Island of New Zealand. We pride ourselves on tailoring trips to our client needs. Hunting all over the South Island of New Zealand for Free Range Red Deer and Stags, Tahr, Chamois, Wild Boar, Goats and Small Game animals.
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Tahuna Summer Sounds
Live music returns to Tahunanui Beach with local musicians performing on two different stages. Complementing the live music is a dedicated youth and family zone, with a heap of ‘have a go’ beach themed sports, ...
Where: Tahunanui Beach, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: Beach Rd, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 6:00pm on Friday 12th January 2018
To: 9:00pm on Friday 19th January 2018
Bill Hickman and Billy Bones
If the smokier, darker edge of alt-country is where you like to dwell, Then check out Bill Hickman and Billy Bones. A gutsy, hard hitting band of original Americana. "Over the space of just five songs he shows us ...
Where: The Boathouse, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: 326 Wakefield Quay, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 8:00pm on Friday 19th January 2018
To: 10:00pm on Friday 19th January 2018
Summer Movies Al Fresco - It's A Wonderful Life
There’s an extended selection this year for your enjoyment. Come to one or come to them all! Gather a group, a picnic, even a couch and join us from 7:30pm to play giant board games, enjoy the park and watch those ...
Where: Founders Heritage Park, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: 87 Atawhai Dr, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 9:00pm on Friday 19th January 2018
To: 11:10pm on Friday 19th January 2018
Five Fun Facts About Finland
Jerome Chandrahasen brings his latest storytelling stand up show to Nelson for the first time. Born from a chance meeting at a dinner party, come take a lighthearted trip across the globe with this hour of friendly stand ...
Where: Ghost Light Theatre, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: 146 Bridge Street, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 7:30pm on Friday 19th January 2018
To: 8:30pm on Saturday 20th January 2018
Nelson Summer Shakespeare - Twelfth Night
“If music be the food of love, play on.” Following last year’s “heart warming” A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Nelson Summer Shakespeare returns with a professional production of the hilarious and ...
Where: Fairfield House, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: 48 Van Diemen St, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 6:30pm on Thursday 11th January 2018
To: 9:00pm on Saturday 20th January 2018
Children's market with free games and prizes. Children's stalls and art exhibition. Every Friday of the school holidays. Family friendly fun. Come and enjoy or set up a stall with your child and teach them financial ...
Where: Auckland Point School, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: 111 Haven Road, Stepneyville, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 11:00am on Friday 12th January 2018
To: 1:00pm on Friday 2nd February 2018
Tasman Bay Cruising Club
Top of the south sports boat regatta: $75.00 The Nelson weekly regatta week kicks off with the top of the south trailer boats regatta, there will be racing inside the harbour on Friday evening followed by Saturday ...
Where: Tasman Bay Cruising Club, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: 8 Cross Quay, Port Nelson, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 4:00pm on Friday 19th January 2018
To: 9:00pm on Wednesday 24th January 2018
NZDC Youth Summer School Nelson 2018
Come and live a week in the life of a contemporary dancer! Our 2018 Summer School offers daily classes in contemporary, ballet, choreography and NZDC repertoire. This is a fantastic opportunity to grow your ...
Where: Peta Spooner Academy of Dance, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: Cnr Hastings & St Vincent St, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 9:00am on Monday 15th January 2018
To: 4:00pm on Friday 19th January 2018
Starlet of NZ 2018
2018 will see 11 contestants from around New Zealand compete to become the Starlet of NZ. This competition is for new performers who are thinking of entering the competition world of burlesque. It can be a nerve ...
Where: Nelson Musical Theatre, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: 95 Atawhai Drive, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 7:00pm on Saturday 20th January 2018
To: 10:00pm on Saturday 20th January 2018
Dub Cymatics NZ Tour
What isn't possible, when two multi-instrumental, one-man-bands combine? The Brunswick Space Agency presents, for the first time in New Zealand, Dub Cymatics, fresh out of the Australasian melting pot and built upon ...
Where: East Street Cafe & Bar, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: 8 Church Street, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 7:00pm on Saturday 20th January 2018
To: 11:00pm on Saturday 20th January 2018