When visiting Nelson Tasman make sure you take the time to linger, to explore, to taste, to find.
Scattered throughout Nelson are artists' galleries and workshops, outdoor sculptures, historic buildings and artisan stores. Use the Nelson Arts Guide, or visit the Nelson i-SITE Visitor Information Centre to create your own arty itinerary in the wider Nelson Tasman region.
Each of the national parks in the Nelson Tasman region has a distinct look and feel. Kahurangi is wild and huge, with a heart of solid rock. Nelson Lakes is elegant, calm and alive with birdsong. Abel Tasman is small, sea-washed and incredibly beautiful.
The road trip to Golden Bay is an extraordinary experience in itself - a scenic drive over Takaka Hill, known as the 'marble mountain'.
Known as the ‘white water capital’ of New Zealand, Murchison is truly a paradise for anyone who loves to be in the water.