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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Forget about cake stalls and Jumble sales. Nelson Central School has come up with a new idea for fundraising that promises to offer exercise, teamwork and a whole lot of fun. The Central challenge is a Rogaine and ...
Where: Nelson Central School, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: 70 Nile St, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 11:00am on Sunday 28th May 2017
To: 3:00pm on Sunday 28th May 2017
Nelson Health & Wellness Expo
The Nelson Health & Wellness Expo connects our community to the 20 top health and wellness vendors, expert speakers on various health, wellness & lifestyle related topics. Bring a friend, grab a coffee, hit the ...
Where: Trafalgar Hall, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: 67 Trafalgar St, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 10:00am on Sunday 28th May 2017
To: 4:00pm on Sunday 28th May 2017
Queen It's A Kinda Magic
Queen - It’s a Kinda Magic recreates Queen’s 1986 World Tour concert, featuring over 20 of the band’s greatest hits such as ‘We Will Rock You’, ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’, ‘We Are the Champions’, ‘Under ...
Where: Theatre Royal Nelson, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: 78 Rutherford St, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 7:00pm on Sunday 28th May 2017
To: 9:30pm on Sunday 28th May 2017
Accelerated Business Growth
Combining 2 Days Of Proven Business Strategy, Marketing, & Networking To Dramatically Grow Your Business... Let me begin by saying ethical business is our number one priority. If you are interested in getting rich ...
Where: NMIT Nelson Campus, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: 322 Hardy St, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 9:00am on Saturday 27th May 2017
To: 5:00pm on Sunday 28th May 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
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
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: 10:00am on Monday 10th April 2017
To: 11:30am on Monday 29th May 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 21st August 2017
Nelson Hydrotherapy Classes
Classes generally occur weekly other than on public holidays. 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
Victoria University Undergraduate Information Evening
Undergraduate Information Evening. If you're thinking about university, come to our information evening and discover what sets Victoria apart. You’ll find out about study options, scholarships, accommodation and ...
Where: Rutherford Hotel, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: 27 Nile Street West, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 6:00pm on Tuesday 30th May 2017
To: 8:00pm on Tuesday 30th May 2017