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 - Come and enjoy a pleasant 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 thoroughly pleasant one. Welcome.
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.
Snowball Manor offers the discerning traveller a rural retreat in Wakefield, Nelson. Enjoy the comfort of this modern bed and breakfast set in 16 acres. It's an ideal base for enjoying the many attractions and activities on offer in the Tasman region; wineries, three National Parks, beautiful coastlines and lovely swimming beaches, arts and crafts markets, fishing.
Mobile-friendly - Armageddon boasts 4 paintball fields. Main field is a post apocalyptic town called Purgatory, the best themed paintball field in NZ. 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.
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The Warratahs: SOLD OUT
Warratahs will return to Nelson for another show later in the year. Top of The South Tour 2017. 30th Year Anniversary Celebration. Winners of Best Country Music Album for 2016, The Warratahs are coming to ...
Where: The Boathouse, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: 326 Wakefield Quay, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 7:30pm on Friday 31st March 2017
To: 10:45pm on Friday 31st March 2017
Lindy Valente (Gypsy Pickers) entertains at the popular Rimu Wine Bar at Mapua Wharf. Lindy Valente: Lindy Valente is a singer-songwriter, guitarist. She performs solo and as one-half of the well-known South Island ...
Where: Rimu Wine Bar, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: 6 Aranui Rd, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 5:30pm on Friday 31st March 2017
To: 8:30pm on Friday 31st March 2017
Stimela The Gumboot Musical
Gumboot dancing was born out of the oppressive gold mines of South Africa. Forbidden to speak and in almost complete darkness, the slave labourers developed their own language by slapping their gumboots and rattling ...
Where: Theatre Royal Nelson, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: 78 Rutherford St, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 8:00pm on Friday 24th March 2017
To: 11:59pm on Thursday 6th April 2017
Pop on in for a casual cuppa and chat with Mandy from Plunket. She is here to help with any questions you may have about nutrition, teething, sleep or weight concerns and much more. Mandy will be here the last Friday ...
Where: The Ecomoon Boutique, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: 26 Gloucester St, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 10:30am on Friday 31st March 2017
To: 12:30am on Saturday 27th May 2017
Nelson Women's Centre 20th Birthday Party and Auction
The Nelson Women's Centre is celebrating 20 years of service to the Nelson Tasman community! Come and join us for an evening of songs, stories and fun. We are celebrating with a birthday party featuring wonderful New ...
Where: Founders Heritage Park, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: 87 Atawhai Dr, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 7:00pm on Saturday 1st April 2017
To: 9:30pm on Saturday 1st April 2017
Painting and Upholstery Weekend Workshop
Do you fancy upcycling a chair? Then join us for a whole weekend of Painting and Upholstering. You'll learn heaps of skills and gain lots of knowledge in this awesome workshop. The next weekend Painting and Upholstery ...
Where: Beacon Hill Estate, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: 205 Paton Road, Hope, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 10:00am on Saturday 1st April 2017
To: 3:00pm on Sunday 2nd April 2017
McFadden McMeeken Phillips Lawyers Nelson Women's Triathlon
2017 will be the 30th year of the McFadden McMeeken Phillips Lawyers Nelson Women's Triathlon! The event: Designed for beginners, couch potatoes, women with little time to 'spend' on themselves, workmates and ...
Where: Branford Park, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: Maitai Rd, Maitai Valley, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 8:00am on Sunday 2nd April 2017
To: 2:00pm on Sunday 2nd April 2017
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 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
Dru Yoga Classes
Strengthen your body! Relax your 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 13th March 2017
To: 8:00pm on Monday 15th May 2017