The Nelson Tasman area is arty, interesting and there are plenty of reasons to stay and have a good look around. Tasman is the general region with Nelson being the largest main centre. There's plenty of sunshine in Nelson. Enjoy the beautiful environment while you get acquainted with the creative local culture. Nelson main centres include Motueka, Takaka, Abel Tasman National Park, Brightwater, Golden Bay, Kaiteriteri and Murchison. Nelson has a rich cultural heritage, and the local museum reflects this. more
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The best located Backpackers in sunny Nelson. Now under New Management - Come and check out our freshly painted rooms with beds from $15 a night, the cheapest in town! Long-term rates available from as little as $130 per week Located literally in the centre of Nelson city, and the Centre of New Zealand itself is right up the hill from us.
Mobile-friendly - 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. Canyoning: the best adventure to get roped into.
Mobile-friendly - The best Abel Tasman Day Trip. Join our small group cruise exploring the Abel Tasman National Park's coastline (maximum 11 passengers). A one day scenic-cruise, kayaking, swimming and bush-walk adventure including a visit to the Tonga Marine Reserve. Our comfortable charter boats and friendly, knowledgeable skippers ensure a relaxed and unhurried day. Delicious platter-style lunch, snacks and refreshments included.
AbelTasman.com is a collaboration of locally owned and operated activity businesses based in Marahau, right on the doorstep of the Abel Tasman National Park. We offer Abel Tasman kayaking trips, water taxis and packages such as skydiving and scenic flights over the Abel Tasman. We've developed the local's guide to the Abel Tasman with information and bookings available via AbelTasman.com.
Mobile-friendly - Personalized boat tours, guided walks. Local van tours, exploring the treasures of the Abel Tasman, learn ecology, history, in a relaxed atmosphere with expert guides. Our Golden Future boat tour explores the Abel Tasman Coastline. Promised Land walking tour takes you to the remote inland part of the track. Treasures van tour combines short walks, beaches, rivers, even a cave.
Mobile-friendly - At Abel Tasman Horse Trekking we provide quality trekking experiences on the doorstep of the famous Abel Tasman National Park. For ages 12 and over we offer two-hour guided rides on Marahau Beach, including a lesson in our sandy arena. For younger children we offer half-hour paddock rides. Quality gear, experienced, first-aid trained guides and friendly horses. 85kg rider weight-limit.
Mobile-friendly - Kaiteriteri Kayaks, 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 big day out, big lunch, lots of laughs join a trip with Kaiteriteri Kayak—great little kayak trips. Operating sea kayaking tours in the Abel Tasman National Park for nearly 20 years.
Mobile-friendly - Quiet, warm and affordable accommodation in Motueka. Close to civic amenities and with excellent facilities. Short drive to Abel Tasman National Park and beautiful beaches. Superb wineries, potters, artists, golf, water sports, fishing, restaurants and cafes are close. Choice of units. We have it all.
Abel Tasman National Park is the smallest national park in the country. It's world famous for its coastal walking track and has many golden sandy beaches. Established in 1942 it is 22,530 hectares in size and the nearest towns are Takaka, Motueka and Kaiteriteri. Tui, bellbirds and pukeko can be seen in this area.
Mobile-friendly - Nestled in amongst New Zealand's picturesque and scented native bush, Abel Tasman Ocean View Chalets offer the relaxing and picturesque getaway you have been dreaming of. Our timber 1 & 2 bedroom chalets offer breathtaking ocean views allowing you to awake up refreshed in the beauty of New Zealand's native bush while gazing out to sea.
Mobile-friendly - 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.
Mobile-friendly - Come to the stunning Abel Tasman National Park in comfort and safety with experienced skippers from Abel Tasman Sea Shuttles. 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. Abel Tasman National Park Scenic Cruises and Water Taxis.
Mobile-friendly - Inclusive, enjoyable and great for all ages, our haerenga (journey) includes an easy 3-hour return voyage along peaceful coastlines featuring golden sand beaches and vibrant native forest as we paddle together towards the iconic Toka Ngawhā, also known as Split Apple Rock.
Mobile-friendly - An easy way to find the best price to rent a campervan or motorhome in New Zealand. We specialise in free and easy self-drive campervan holidays. Our objective is to assist our customers in achieving their ideal holiday through efficient methods of holiday planning. In all, we ensure that you will give no chance to holiday disappointments.
Mobile-friendly - Absolute beachfront location on quiet, sandy Tukurua Beach. Private, luxury cottages in a serene and spacious garden setting. TripAdvisor Traveller's Choice winner 2014 - 2017 and the only Qualmark rated five-star accommodation in Golden Bay. This romantic lodging is centrally located in Golden Bay for exploring Kahurangi and Abel Tasman National Parks and Farewell Spit.
Almond House is a family run hostel, a home away from home! We are focused on providing a friendly and relaxing atmosphere where you can enjoy your stay. Located in the heart of Nelson, Almond House is just a 10 minutes walk from the centre and just few 100 metres from the famous “Centre of New Zealand”.
Mobile-friendly - Luxury new boutique architecturally designed accommodation in secluded, three-acre stunning waterfront property with pool, on idyllic Kina Peninsula. Located within easy drive from Abel Tasman National Park; stunning beaches; Mapua and Nelson; local wineries, cafes and golf courses. The perfect getaway location for couples wanting a world class experience.
Mobile-friendly - Offering free Wi-Fi and free continental breakfast, Aloha Lodge, just 2 minutes' walk from Nelson's beautiful Tahunanui Beach. Some rooms have saunas and spa baths. Aloha Lodge is close to Nelson Airport and Nelson City is just an 8 minute drive away. Several restaurants and bars within easy walking distance. Featuring executive suites, motel units and bed and breakfast accommodation.
Superb accommodation for couples, families and groups. An architecturally styled lodge in a natural setting at the very edge of Nelson Lakes National Park with great outdoors and lots of activities. It's location presents itself as a hub for visiting the Nelson/Abel Tasman and Marlborough regions.
We are a New Zealand based consultancy (specialising solely on New Zealand) creating innovative and imaginative self-drive itineraries tailored to your own requirements. Amazing New Zealand can offer you great diversity to take you off the beaten track and away from the mass tourism wherever possible to see and experience the REAL New Zealand.
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Meditation & Mindfulness Training
Discover the scientifically proven benefits of meditation and mindfulness… - Reduce stress levels - Manage your emotions better - Improve heart health - Increase general well-being and happiness - Improve your ...
Where: Nelson Buddhist Centre, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: 87 Nile St, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 5:30pm on Tuesday 8th January 2019
To: 6:15pm on Tuesday 2nd April 2019
8-week Salsa Course - Beginner
Salsa has been sweeping the world by storm for a few decades now! Come learn this fun & addictive partner dance, discover the world of Latin dancing, and I guarantee you'll wonder how you went on without it before! ...
Where: Trafalgar Hall, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: 67 Trafalgar St, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 7:30pm on Tuesday 19th February 2019
To: 8:30pm on Tuesday 9th April 2019
Ex-detective, turned full time artist ,Brenda Knight, will be exhibiting a series of new paintings in her latest exhibition ‘Love this...’ You are warmly invited to attend the Opening on Friday, 1st March 5.30. - ...
Where: Red Art Gallery, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: 1 Bridge St, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 5:30pm on Friday 1st March 2019
To: 2:30pm on Saturday 23rd March 2019
Sculpture Ceramic Classes
Vicki Charles Sculpture. 10 week sculpture course. Bring in a photo of what you would like to make and l will assist you with sculpture techniques to create your piece. $75 for a 10 week course. Clay 6kg - ...
Where: NMIT Nelson Campus, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: 322 Hardy St, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 6:30pm on Tuesday 26th February 2019
To: 9:00pm on Tuesday 30th April 2019
Life Before Dinosaurs: Permian Monsters
Step back in time 290 million years when bizarre-looking animals dominated life on land and sea, and find out about the greatest extinction the world has ever seen in ‘Permian Monsters: Life before the Dinosaurs’. ...
Where: The Nelson Provincial Museum, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: Cnr Hardy & Trafalgar Sts, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 10:00am on Wednesday 26th December 2018
To: 4:30pm on Saturday 6th April 2019
Alex Williamson: CANCELLED
Best known to his fans for his ‘Loosest Aussie Bloke’ and ‘Bogan Aussie’ characters that reach over 2.5 million of his social media followers, Alex has performed a phenomenal number of shows to a prodigious ...
Where: Theatre Royal Nelson, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: 78 Rutherford St, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 7:30pm on Wednesday 20th March 2019
To: 11:59pm on Wednesday 20th March 2019
Eddyline 5k Series
Fun 5k Run & Walk event. Registration from 5:30pm at end of Champion Rd by entrance to Richmond Aquatic Centre Briefing 5:50pm, Walkers start 6:05pm, Runners start 6:15pm. Alternating between different 3 courses. ...
Where: Eddyline Brewery, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: 8 Champion Road, Richmond, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 6:00pm on Wednesday 7th November 2018
To: 7:30pm on Wednesday 27th March 2019
Nelson Farmers Market
Every Wednesday Rain or Shine the Farmers Market comes to Kirby Lane 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 and ...
Where: Kirby Lane, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: 105 Bridge Street, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 8:30am on Wednesday 6th March 2019
To: 1:30pm on Wednesday 26th February 2020
Allison Cormack - Sequestrado por Oito Violoncelos
Abducted by an orchestra of cellos, Allison Cormack returns to the NCMA stage to perform Villa Lobos’s celebrated ‘Bachianas Brasilieras’ for soprano and eight celli. In case things go wrong, the cellos have ...
Where: Nelson Centre of Musical Arts, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: 48 Nile St, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 1:00pm on Thursday 21st March 2019
To: 11:59pm on Thursday 21st March 2019
Reception for The Royal New Zealand Ballet
Meet the RNZB dancers and Artistic Director, Patricia Barker, in Nelson for Tutus on Tour, with a warm welcome by Nelson Mayor Rachel Reese. Enjoy local wines and canapes in the elegance of the Suter Gallery. All ...
Where: The Suter Art Gallery Te Aratoi o Whakatu, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: 208 Bridge St, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 5:30pm on Thursday 21st March 2019
To: 7:30pm on Thursday 21st March 2019