Nelson/Tasman Region

Nelson - Whakatū, the oldest city in the south island and the second oldest city in NZ.  Nelson is well known for its art and crafts culture and is also the home of the WOW - Wearable arts museum.

Nelson city it's self is full of culture and city life, with plenty of unique eatery's, bars and restaurants you will have plenty of choice.  

Nelson is also the home of the stunning Tahunauni beach, which you will find people exploring its beauty all year round .

Nelson is the gate way to the stunning region around it, to places like Nelson lakes, Able Tasman, Takaka and Golden Bay. 

There really is something to appeal to everyone in Nelson. 

Tahunauni Beach at sunset 

Nelson is full of family fun activities, you can take a bike ride along the Great Tasman Taste trail.  Visit the Pic's Peanut butter world or the local Nelson Museum.

Spend a day exploring the Brook Sanctuary or climb the steeps up to the center of NZ.

Down at Tahunanui beach you can have a go at Paddle boarding, ride the bumper boats or have a go on the go carts.  There is also the fantastic Natureland Animal park that is deffinitly well worth a look with kids. 

You will definitely not be short of things to do with kids in Nelson. 

Nelson Lakes 

Great Tasman Taste Trail 

Because of the diverse size of the Nelson Tasman region, like many other regions we have divided the area in to sections; 

- Nelson/Richmond area

- Motueka/Abel Tasman area 

- Golden Bay/Takaka area 

- Nelson Lakes area 

Nelson/Richmond area covers not only Nelson city and the Richmond area but also places like Cable bay and Aniseed valley.

Motueka/Abel Tasman area will cover every thing from the town ship of Motueka right though to all the fantastic activities in the Abel Tasman 

Golden Bay/Takaka area will not only cover the beautiful and stunning Pohara but also right up to Fairwell spit.  It will also include Takaka as well 

Nelson Lakes area this is will cover the St Arnaud, Lake Rotoiti and Lake Rotoroa area and also Rainbow Ski field. 


Te Waikoropupū Springs