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.
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.
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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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 21st August 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 Oval Pavilion, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: Saxton Road, Stoke, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 10:00am on Monday 26th June 2017
To: 11:30pm on Monday 25th September 2017
Da Vinci Robots & Machines
Terminator, The Matrix, Wall-E, Get Smart… We’ve always been fascinated with gadgets, robots and machines. We generally tend to think of it as a 21st-century construct, yet the earliest conceptualisation of robots ...
Where: The Nelson Provincial Museum, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: Cnr Hardy & Trafalgar Sts, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 10:00am on Saturday 15th April 2017
To: 4:30pm on Sunday 13th August 2017
Nelson Hydrotherapy Classes
Classes generally occur weekly however they will not occur on public holidays and also school holiday periods. Please call us on 0800 663 463 to register.
Where: Nelson Hospital, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: 98 Waimea Rd, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 1:30pm on Tuesday 9th May 2017
To: 2:10pm on Tuesday 2nd January 2018
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: Ecomoon Community Room, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: 26 Gloucester Street, nelson, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 10:30am on Tuesday 25th July 2017
To: 11:30am on Tuesday 25th July 2017
5km Winter Series
5km race for runners and walkers held every Wednesday in July. As series is run at night, reflectors and lights must be worn. All times recorded, with a different 5km course each night. Enter on the night, with heaps ...
Where: Ocean Lodge, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: 33 Beach Rd, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 6:00pm on Wednesday 5th July 2017
To: 7:00pm on Wednesday 26th July 2017
Cadbury's Flavour Braver Wheel Tour
Cadbury's Flavour Braver wheel is travelling around New Zealand between July and August encouraging local residents to give a new chocolate flavour a go. Come down, spin the wheel, and find a new favourite flavour - ...
Where: 1903 Square, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: Trafalgar St, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 10:00am on Wednesday 26th July 2017
To: 2:00pm on Wednesday 26th July 2017
Nelson Farmers Market
Every Wednesday Rain or Shine the Farmers Market comes to Morrison Square bringing you local fresh produce and products from all over the top of the south region. Come down have lunch and sample some incredible deals ...
Where: Morrison Square, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: 244 Hardy St., Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 10:30am on Wednesday 28th June 2017
To: 3:30pm on Wednesday 27th June 2018
Dave Upfold - Comedy Stage Hypnotist
The show will sell out, so get in fast. Great for your Midyear event. Ticket price Show only $ 25.00 - plus you can add a Meal option. Friday Ticket - General Admission - $ 25.00 Available. Saturday Tickets - Sold ...
Where: Playhouse Cafe & Theatre, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: 171 Westdale Rd, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 8:00pm on Friday 28th July 2017
To: 10:00pm on Saturday 29th July 2017
Charlotte Yates with Show Pony - Words & Music
Top singer-songwriter and recording artist Charlotte Yates teams up with multi-instrumentalist Show Pony (trumpet/violin/vocals) to showcase songs hot off the press from Charlotte's upcoming album release, Then The Stars ...
Where: The Boathouse, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: 326 Wakefield Quay, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 8:00pm on Friday 28th July 2017
To: 10:00pm on Friday 28th July 2017