• Tasman Region


    New Zealand


The Tasman Region is the general region with Nelson being the largest main centre. There’s plenty of sunshine in Nelson and so much to do at the top of the South Island. Enjoy the beautiful environment while you get acquainted with the creative local culture.

Nelson main centres include Motueka, Takaka, Abel Tasman National Park, Brightwater, Golden Bay, Kaiteriteri and Murchison. The area has a rich cultural heritage, and the local museum reflects this. One of the sunniest cities in New Zealand, Nelson is the perfect spot to base yourself while you spend some time exploring the Abel Tasman National Park.

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  • Take a helicopter flight over the 3 stunning national parks found in Nelson.
  • Walk or Kayak the Abel Tasman National Park.
  • With 350 working artists and craftspeople in Nelson there is plenty of choices to visit studios and galleries.
  • Taste the wines of the Nelson region and Moutere Valley – simply stunning!
  • Go backcountry for trout fishing.
  • Be inspired by the World Of Wearable Art and Classic Cars Museum.
  • Discover the natural beauty of Golden Bay with a Farewell Spit Eco Tour.
  • Visit Te Waikorupupu Springs the largest freshwater springs in the Southern Hemisphere.
  • Take to the skies to skydive over Abel Tasman National Park where you can see both the North and South Islands of New Zealand.
  • The region is home to 11 craft breweries stretching from Founders Heritage Park to Onekaka in Golden Bay.
  • Visit the Moutere Inn one of the oldest pubs in New Zealand.