The Nelson region is a walking and hiking paradise - tracks wind past white sand beaches and and climb above cliffs that offer panoramic coastal views.

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The Nelson region's Abel Tasman National Park offers well-formed tracks amidst a stunning coastal environment. It's the perfect place to head on a day walk - complete a day-long section of the 51km Abel Tasman Coastal Track by hopping on a water taxi.

You can experience Nelson's wild north-western coast with a day walk on Wharariki Beach. This 3 - 4 hour walk starts an hours' drive from Takaka and features unique sand dunes, cliffs and caves. 

The 1-2 hour Centre of New Zealand walk is one of Nelson's most popular walks and is home to panoramic views of the region as well as a beautiful swimming hole. 

3 of the Best Day Walks