Passes and Breaks - Nelson Tasman

Camilla Stoddart is one of New Zealand's top outdoor adventure photographers and bloggers. Read about her latest adventure in the Nelson Tasman region.

Camilla Stoddart toured New Zealand's South Island in Kombi caravans thanks to Classic Campers alongside mountain biking professionals from Canada. She documented the trip through outstanding imagery and blog posts - check out her experiences in the Nelson Tasman region below. 

Nelson Tasman District - South Island 

After such an awesome adventure in Marlborough, it was time to take our tired and weary bodies to Nelson. I was excited to get to the Nelson Tasman district as it is so beautiful and diverse. It was pretty late by the time we pulled in to Nelson and we were greeted by the most fantastic sunrise.

Nelson is where Kelly McGarry grew up, and he was psyched to show us his hood! With a well deserved sleep and shower we were off to check out the Fringe Hill Downhill track which overlooks the stunning Nelson bay. Pretty sweet to have this kind of trail right on a cities doorstep!

After sessioning the DH trail it was back on the road, heading deeper into the Tasman to Kaiteriteri, the gateway to the Abel Tasman National Park, one of my favorite spots in NZ. We decided to go show the Canadians what these beaches had to offer.

Kaiteriteri and Marahau are such awesome spots, right on the doorstep of the stunning Abel Tasman National Park. Beautiful sheltered golden beaches, thick lush native bush and wicked hang outs. We made sure we stopped in for a burger at the Fat Tui, possibly the best burger in NZ!

After a good nights shut eye at Kaiteriteri campsite thanks to Nelson Tasman Tourism it was on the road to check out Kelly’s bike jump park he built in Ngatimoti…time to get the jump bike out!

After a good session in the scorching summer sun it was time to get back on the road and head South, West Coast bound and towards our next adventure.

Thanks so much to Nelson Tasman for having us, next stop West Coast…

Read about Camilla's experiences on the West Coast here.

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