The Nelson Lakes National Parks
Loose yourself in the raw and pristine natural beauty the South Island has to offer. Only 45 minutes to St Arnaud and Lake Rotoiti. Enjoy a picnic at any of the lakes the National Park has to offer, cruise around on bike, kayak or foot or try your luck trout fishing (seasonal permit required). Nature is literally at every turn.
Abel Tasman National Park
Refresh your sense of excitement and delve into the rare and unique flora and fauna the New Zealand bush has to offer. With some of the worlds most breath taking scenery, beaches and wildlife. There are an abundance of eco tours, kayaking trips, and day walks available to to get up close and personal to nature.
Sip your way through the regions Vineyards
Sample some of the countries best wines on a tour through one of the many vineyards Nelson and Marlborough have to offer. With our sunny climate and passionate vintners, there will be a glass and a delicious platter to arouse the senses and enjoy.
Snap up a bargain at the local markets
The Nelson markets are a great way to experience all the locally made goodies and treats the community has to offer. There is a wide range of fruit and veg on offer, as well as international food stalls and your arts and crafts. Ranging from Nelson central to Motueka township, there’s a market on everyday of the weekend.
Be left breathless
Experience the Abel Tasman by air with Reid Helicopters. Second generation pilot Bill Reid started Nelson Helicopters in 1983 and is situated down Eight Eight Valley. They cover scenic flights, heli adventures, heli bike tours, private charters and commercial flights. Reid Helicopters Nelson New Zealand has the highest certification standard required by the New Zealand Civil Aviation Authority for air transport operations.