Nelson


Situated in the north-west corner of the South Island, the Nelson region is surrounded by sheltering mountain ranges, giving it a Mediterranean type climate and is known for its year-round sunshine, golden beaches, national parks, boutique wineries and a large creative community of working artists. From Nelson it’s easy to access any of three National Parks. Abel Tasman National Park is a coastal wonderland of sea, sky, rocky headlands and bright golden beaches. The Nelson Lakes National Park is set amidst the mountains and glaciated valleys south of Nelson city and features beech forests and the beautiful jewel lakes Kahurangi, New Zealand’s second-largest national park, comprises 450,000ha of mostly upland wilderness, with magnificent three to four-day hiking trails.



Nelson Arts Festival


Suggested Activities Include:

  • Abel Tasman Excursion – Helicopter Flight & Cruise
  • Highfield Estate Winery by Helicopter & Lunch
  • Heli-Biking Nelson Region
  • Dive Mikhael Lermontov Wreck
  • Dive Riwaka Caves
  • Private Guided Fly Fishing
  • Private Heli-Fishing
  • Helicopter Tour of Nelson City
  • Half-dayWine & Art Tour of Nelson
  • Wine Tasting, Abel Tasman – Walk/Beach
  • City Tour – Historical Homes and History
  • Brewery Tour Nelson
  • Hoglund Art Glass Studio
  • World of Wearable Art & Classic Car Museum
  • Ngarua Caves & Kaiteriteri Beach Experience
  • 4 Wheelin Fun, Skywire & Kayak Adventure Day
  • Guided Gourmet Walk – Nelson Lakes
  • Guided & Catered Walk – Heaphy Track
  • Cape Farewell Horse Trekking
  • Western Ranges Horse Trekking
  • LOTR – Helicopter Trip to Mt Olympus Eregion
  • Nelson Lakes – Rotoiti Shoreline Nature Experience
  • Forest Motorbike Tour
  • Scenic Flight Over Marlborough Sounds
  • Scenic Flight over Abel Tasman – Landing at Awaroa
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