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  • The Nelson area is famous for its New Zealand wines and should an included destination on all New Zealand tours.
  • Aerial view of Nelson
  • Nelson is known locally as Sun City
  • Sign post on bush track
  • Abel Tasman National Park near Nelson

Nelson is situated at the top of the South Island surrounded on three sides by Tasman Bay. It is known as the sunshine capital because of its very pleasant climate. The city is surrounded by snow-capped mountains, lush green forests, rolling vineyards and golden beaches, all to be enjoyed on a New Zeland vacation. The sea here is a beautiful turquoise colour. One other claim to fame is its location as it is allegedly situated in the heart of New Zealand.

Nelson is a thriving scene for arts and crafts with many festivals held each year including the Nelson Arts Festival. It also has an excellent Sunday Market where local handicrafts are sold. A worthwhile visit is to the World of Wearable Art which includes a collection of old cars.

For the more active on New Zealand tours, the attractions are eco-tourism and adventure tourism. It is also the gateway to four major national parks, the Abel Tasman, the Mount Richmond Forest, the Kahurangi and Nelson Lakes National Parks.

Due its proximity to the local vineyards, Nelson also offers excellent gourmet dining on a New Zealand vacation.

 


 

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Nelson , New Zealand

  • Bush & Beach Walk 3 Day

    Spend three days walking through native forests, past headlands, through estuaries and onto sandy beaches. This is a great alternative for those with limited time to explore New Zealand.
    Duration:
    3 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 878
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Bush & Beach Walk 5 Day

    Abel Tasman National Park, at the top of the South Island, offers amazing ocean views, beaches and water. The track is reasonably well graded making it suitable for most people and families.
    Duration:
    5 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,297
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Nelson Lifestyle

    Head to Nelson to partake in the local lifestyle and enjoy a sunny New Zealand vacation on a gorgeous coastline. Staying at Grand Mercure Nelson Monaco, you’ll enjoy the boutique accommodations of a luxury resort village and explore the picturesque coves and islands of the northern coastline.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 415
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Nelson: Seals & Beach Full Day Tour

    Take a cruise to Tonga Island Marine Reserve to observe the adorable antics of the resident fur seals. Afterwards, take a bush walk at Tonga Quarry Beach and enjoy the waterfalls of the Bark Bay Estuary before heading to Medlands Beach for one last taste of dazzling coastline.
    Duration:
    6.5 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
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  • Nelson: Swing Bridge, Bush & Beach Full Day Tour

    Explore Abel Tasman National Park to experience some of New Zealand’s most fascinating wilderness. Beginning with a cruise along the coastline, you’ll hike along the golden sands of Anchorage Beach, pass through groves of Manuka and fern, and cross the spectacular swing-bridge at Falls River.
    Duration:
    7 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
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  • Nelson: Active Kayak Full Day Tour

    Spend the day exploring the coastline off Onetahutii. On this kayak tour, you'll visit a seal colony on Tonga Island, enjoy the spectacular Tonga Arches, and following the breeze as you drift down the stunning Falls River.
    Duration:
    7 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
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  • Nelson: Beaches, Bays & Seals Guided Sea Kayaking Full Day Tour

    Join the morning Vista Cruise past the islands and golden coves of the Astrolabe Roadstead to Anchorage Beach. On the golden beach sands in front of Torrent Bay Lodge you will be met by your guide to kayak amongst the wondrous headlands, coves and islands of the granite coast. Watch out for resident Blue Penguins and other sea birds along the coast!
    Duration:
    7 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
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  • Nelson: The Great Day Out Full Day Tour

    Take a cruise through Abel Tasman National Park to witness incredible lagoons and beaches and spot a fur seal colony. Upon reaching Tonga Quarry Beach, you’ll disembark for a bush walk to Bark Bay Lagoon, where you can survey waterfalls and enjoy a swim.
    Duration:
    8.5 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
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  • Pancake Rocks from Christchurch

    Discover Pancake Rocks, one of the South Island’s most iconic sights. Visit the Seal Colony in Abel Tasman National Park then board the TranzAlpine, an incredibly scenic rail journey.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 700
    Trip Type:
    Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • South Island In-Depth by Coach

    Travel the South Island experiencing all it has to offer. Enjoy whale watching, Abel Tasman National Park and the Glacier Region as well as Queenstown and Scottish influenced Dunedin.
    Duration:
    13 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,606
    Trip Type:
    Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Southern Ramble to Christchurch

    Discover Pancake Rocks, one of the South Island’s most iconic sights. Visit the Seal Colony in Abel Tasman National Park then board the TranzAlpine, an incredibly scenic rail journey.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 700
    Trip Type:
    Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    New Zealand See Trip Details
  • Southern Ramble to Queenstown

    Travel to Queenstown viewing all the highlights in between. Explore Abel Tasman National Park by boat, see the famous Pancake Rocks then investigate the glaciers at Franz Josef.
    Duration:
    6 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 844
    Trip Type:
    Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Walk & Kayak 3 Day

    Experience the best of both worlds with two days of kayaking and one day walking the Abel Tasman Coast Track plus enjoy a scenic cruise. No previous kayaking experience is necessary.
    Duration:
    3 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 961
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    New Zealand See Trip Details
  • Walk & Kayak 5 Day

    This tour joins kayaking along the Abel Tasman Coast Track with excellent walking plus two free days at beachfront lodges. Kayaking and walking are optional and no experience is necessary.
    Duration:
    5 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,390
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    New Zealand See Trip Details
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