Abel Tasman National Park
The Abel Tasman National Park is situated in the Nelson region, the north-west corner of the South Island bounded by Golden Bay and Tasman Bay. It is about 423km from Christchurch (roughly a six hour drive) and can be reached via Motueka (from the south), Totaranui or Takaka.
Founded in 1942, the Abel Tasman National Park is one of New Zealand's smallest national parks and named for the Dutch explorer, Abel Tasman. Administered by the Department of Conservation, its bright golden beaches, turquoise waters, rocky headlands and hiking tracks make it an extremely popular destination for locals and visitors. more
The park enjoys some of the most sunshine hours in New Zealand, although warm gear and rain clothing are recommended for winter and autumn visits. The most popular activities are walking the Abel Tasman Coastal Track (over three to five days) or taking a sea kayaking tour (single or multi day). Kayaking often involves close-up encounters with the many seals who live around the Tonga Island Marine Reserve. There are also many opportunities for fishing, mountain biking, sailing, bird-watching, camping and picnicking.
Accommodation ranges from camping grounds to private luxury lodges. Book in advance for visits during the busier spring and summer months.
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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.
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 Kayak is 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 a big day out, big lunch, lots of laughs join a trip with Kaiteriteri Kayak—great little kayak trips.
Mobile-friendly - An award winning modern Lodge just 400 metres from the famed Abel Tasman National Park. Restaurants, cafes, beaches, water taxis and kayaking all within easy walking. A range of studio, 1 & 2 bedroom chalets all with modern bathrooms, plus free unlimited WiFi, spa pool & sauna, BBQ, guest kitchen, laundry, room service breakfasts, free parking, information & booking service.
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. 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.
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 - 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 - You'll find a unique freshwater fishing activity in Golden Bay just 100 km from Nelson. Situated on the banks of the Anatoki River between Kahurangi and Abel Tasman National Park, you can relax and catch your very own premium Chinook salmon. Have it hot smoked ready to eat in our cafe, or take away fresh for the BBQ.
Mobile-friendly - Three award-winning self-contained holiday cottages situated at the water's edge of the beautiful Waimea Inlet, set in a landscape of vineyards and orchards. Perfectly situated between Nelson and Abel Tasman National Park. Private and tranquil, yet only 5 minutes from the coastal village of Mapua.
Secluded accommodation and dining in the Abel Tasman National Park, offering Standard rooms, Family rooms or architecturally designed Superior Suites built over the wetlands. The main lodge is warm with a comfy lounge, library, bar, restaurant and outdoor pizzeria. Enjoy a range of activities; guided kayak trips, relaxing on Awaroa beach or walking through our grounds and surrounds.
Mobile-friendly - We offer boutique B&B accommodation or a luxury, executive style, self-contained cottage. Enjoy stunning panoramic views from our custom-designed property on 25 private acres of rural beauty. Relax in private, luxury quality surroundings. We are ideally located for day trips walking/kayaking in Abel Tasman National Park, exploring local beaches and wineries, plus there are many places to dine nearby.
Mobile-friendly - Only a few minutes from Kaiteriteri Beach and a short drive to the start of the Abel Tasman Track, our tree lined holiday park operates all-year round offering over 200 sites for your camping pleasure! With amenities, powered and non powered options and the many adventures on our doorstep like fishing, walking trails, cafe's and nature - it's all here.
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Mobile-friendly - Small family owned enterprise operating a fleet of current model, two, four, six-berth motorhomes and campervans. Situated in sunny Nelson at the top of the South Island, among national parks and golden beaches. Bases Auckland and Christchurch. Pick-ups from Nelson Airport or accommodation, Blenheim Airport or accommodation and inter-island ferries in Picton, Picton Airport or any accommodation. Other areas by arrangement.
Mobile-friendly - NZ Dream Weddings organises weddings and honeymoons in New Zealand for international couples and Kiwi elopements. Donna offers friendliness, honesty and years of experience in assisting couples on their special day. Let Donna know date, style, and options then you can relax, assured that all you paperwork and plans are put together with expertise.
Mobile-friendly - In The Hideaway Report June 2016, renowned luxury-travel company Andrew Harper concluded of Edenhouse: "Hospitality just doesn't get any better than this". This enchanting luxury lodge is situated within 48-acres of private grounds and internationally acclaimed gardens. Perfectly positioned between Nelson and The Abel Tasman National Park – it's surrounded by the activities and experiences in which its guests delight.
Mobile-friendly - An extraordinary selection of unique small group tours. Premier experiences using the most qualified people, personalities, locations and knowledge. Our trips range from guided adventure and dive tours through to educational tours with marine mammals. We are constantly striving to build greater ecological awareness of the highly sensitive and vulnerable nature of the environment.
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Goethe-Institut German Film Festival 2018
Ten plus one movies, six cities and three countries - from the 28th of August, film lovers can see the newest movies from Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The Goethe-Institut, which is the Federal Republic of ...
Where: The Suter Art Gallery Te Aratoi o Whakatu, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: 208 Bridge St, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 4:30pm on Saturday 22nd September 2018
To: 8:00pm on Saturday 22nd September 2018
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Where: Turf Hotel, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: 228 Songer St, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 9:15pm on Saturday 22nd September 2018
To: 11:55pm on Saturday 22nd September 2018
Pluck – Concert Harp and The Blue Celtic Harp
Helen Webby’s AOTNZ tour. Helen loves to take her harp out of the orchestra and on the road where she can share the music and stories related to this magical musical instrument. On her latest AOTNZ tour ...
Where: Playhouse Cafe & Theatre, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: 171 Westdale Rd, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 8:00pm on Saturday 22nd September 2018
To: 11:59pm on Saturday 22nd September 2018
NSO: Opera Mania
Nelson Symphony Orchestra present a programme of well known and much loved operatic arias and songs along with orchestral operatic overtures and interludes. The celebrated soprano Allison Cormack and the Nelson Male ...
Where: Nelson Centre of Musical Arts, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: 48 Nile St, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 7:30pm on Saturday 22nd September 2018
To: 10:30pm on Saturday 22nd September 2018
Grease is the original High-School musical, featuring all the unforgettable songs from the hit movie including ‘You’re The One That I Want’, ‘Grease Is The Word’, ‘Summer Nights’, ‘Hopelessly Devoted To ...
Where: Theatre Royal Nelson, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: 78 Rutherford St, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 7:00pm on Wednesday 19th September 2018
To: 11:59pm on Saturday 29th September 2018
The Nelson Market
The Nelson Market is one of NZ's best loved and widely respected markets. For almost 40 years, market owner Nita Knight has worked hard to create a showcase of the best that the Nelson region has to offer in arts, crafts ...
Where: Montgomery Square, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: 1 Montgomery Square, nelson, new zealand, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 8:00am on Saturday 10th February 2018
To: 1:00pm on Saturday 8th June 2019
Emma Bass - A Collection of Works
We are celebrating the arrival of Spring with a beautiful exhibition by renowned photographer Emma Bass. A collection of framed pieces from the stunning ‘Imperfect’ and ‘Embellish’ series will be filling our ...
Where: Red Art Gallery, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: 1 Bridge St, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 5:30pm on Friday 7th September 2018
To: 4:30pm on Friday 28th September 2018
A Century of Saying Cheese
An entertaining and interactive exhibition that highlights quirky and unexpected images from the Museum’s internationally recognised photo collection. Showcasing many previously unseen portraits of people, their pets, ...
Where: The Nelson Provincial Museum, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: Cnr Hardy & Trafalgar Sts, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 10:00am on Friday 17th August 2018
To: 4:30pm on Sunday 25th November 2018
Cherry Blossom Festival 2018
Come and enjoy a programme of music, food and entertainment under the cherry blossom trees celebrating the Japanese culture and the 42-year Sister City connection between Nelson & Miyazu. The event programme begins at ...
Where: Miyazu Gardens, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: Atawhai Drive, Atawhai, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 11:30am on Sunday 23rd September 2018
To: 2:30pm on Sunday 23rd September 2018
Come dressed up in historical dress or simply wear a hat and Suffrage colours (green, white, violet). For Kate Sheppard and the other brave NZ women who fought for the right to vote in 1893 and the intelligent men who ...
Where: Nelson Christ Church Cathedral, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: Trafalgar Square, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 10:00am on Sunday 23rd September 2018
To: 11:00am on Sunday 23rd September 2018