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.
What Do You Want To Do?
Mobile-friendly - Armageddon boasts 4 paintball excellent fields. Main field is a post apocalyptic town called Purgatory, the best themed paintball field in New Zealand. 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. The ultimate day out.
Mobile-friendly - Cycle the Great Taste Cycle Trail in Nelson, New Zealand with The Gentle Cycling Company. Self-guided rides for lovers of food, art & beautiful landscapes. Single day wine or craft beer rides, multi day rides in stunning rural landscapes include routes to Kaiteriteri, gateway to the Abel Tasman National Park.
The Original Kaituna Rafting Company are locally owned and operate on the Kaituna, Wairoa and Rangitaiki Rivers in the Bay of Plenty. Handpicked, skilled professional guides from extreme adventurous white-water backgrounds guide singles, groups or corporate functions. Relax with the hot pool combo, Okere Falls walking trails or Volleyball and BBQ to end the day.
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.
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