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Nelson & Abel Tasman Region

With its perfect climate and golden beaches, looking out over Nelson Haven and the Tasman Bay to the Tasman Mountains, Nelson is the gateway to the beautiful Abel Tasman and Nelson Lakes National Parks.

Located an hour and a half drive from Blenheim and 2 hours from Picton, the area is known for its apple orchards, hop fields and is home to some of the country's finest potters, painters, weavers and wine makers.

MUST SEE & DO

  • Enjoy a day walking or kayaking in the Abel Tasman National Park 
  • Ride a quad bike at Happy Valley Adventures and ride the skywire 
  • Tour the Hoglund International Glass Centre 
  • Visit the World of Wearable Art and Classic Cars Museum 
  • Shop in the numerous craft galleries 
  • Try wine tasting at the many boutique wineries in the area 
  • Buy fruit fresh from the orchards 
  • Relax on the beach
Awaroa Lodge

Abel Tasman National Park: Awaroa Lodge

Price from £117 per room per night

Discerning travellers will appreciate the distinctive architecture and relaxed ambience of this luxury ac [...]

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Westhaven Retreat

Golden Bay: Westhaven Retreat

Price from £399 per room per night

Discover one of Nature’s most special hidden places, Westhaven Retreat. The Lodge is nestled on a large p [...]

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Atholwood

Mapua: Atholwood

Price from £151 per room per night

This unique, luxury retreat offers serenity in comfort and style. Wander through hidden pathways on the s [...]

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Kimeret Place Boutique B&B

Mapua: Kimeret Place Boutique B&B

Price from £126 per room per night

Set in grounds of over 4 acres, this B&B offers privacy and tranquility, with magical views across th [...]

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Wairepo House

Motueka: Wairepo House

Price from £245 per room per night

This exclusive country homestead is located 40 minutes drive north of Nelson. It is set in the midst of a [...]

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Edenhouse

Motueka: Edenhouse

Price from £465 per room per night

Nestled in 48 acres of private grounds with landscaped gardens and amazing views, Edenhouse is a gracious [...]

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Kimi Ora Eco Resort

Motueka: Kimi Ora Eco Resort

Price from £103 per room per night

The name of this resort means "seek health" in the Maori language and is a totally unique resort that com [...]

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Abel Tasman Lodge

Motueka: Abel Tasman Lodge

Price from £92 per room per night

Marahau Lodge is a self contained chalet style accommodation set amongst acres of native gardens.  Locate [...]

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The Resurgence

Motueka: The Resurgence

Price from £360 per room per night

At one of New Zealand's leading eco-lodges you are surrounded by native birds and tranquility. There is n [...]

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Murchison Lodge

Murchison: Murchison Lodge

Price from £121 per room per night

This B&B is situated down a quiet side road on four acres of mature wooded gardens and paddocks. The [...]

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Rutherford Hotel

Nelson: Rutherford Hotel

Price from £115 per room per night

Nelson's premier hotel captures a unique blend of the local charm and cosmopolitan sophistication. It is [...]

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Shelbourne Villa

Nelson: Shelbourne Villa

Price from £148 per room per night

Shelbourne Villa offers luxurious boutique accommodation in a quiet suburban location, within five minute [...]

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Grand Mercure Nelson Monaco

Nelson: Grand Mercure Nelson Monaco

Price from £75 per room per night

Situated on the beautiful Monaco Peninsula, this hotel is renowned for its relaxed atmosphere; all of its [...]

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Cambria House

Nelson: Cambria House

Price from £282 per room per night

Cambria House has a great inner city location: an ideal base for your Abel Tasman National Park outdoor a [...]

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Trailways Hotel

Nelson: Trailways Hotel

Price from £112 per room per night

One of Nelson's most stylish and contemporary venues, the hotel is home to award-winning The Tides Restau [...]

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Wakefield Quay House

Nelson: Wakefield Quay House

Price from £173 per room per night

This 1905 colonial heritage villa offers spacious deck areas where guests can watch ships and yachts come [...]

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Kershaw House

Richmond: Kershaw House

Price from £136 per room per night

Boutique accommodation in the heart of the Tasman Region. Centrally located in Richmond, Kershaw House is [...]

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Bronte Country Estate

Tasman Bay: Bronte Country Estate

Price from £363 per room per night

The lodge is located in tranquil Tasman Bay, an area of stunning natural beauty on the very tip of the Br [...]

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Almyra Waterfront Apartment

Tasman Bay: Almyra Waterfront Apartment

Price from £273 per room per night

This is luxury boutique accommodation that offers complete relaxation, peace and privacy. It is designed [...]

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Abel Tasman Cruise & Walk Open Day Pass

Abel Tasman Cruise & Walk Open Day Pass

Price from £41 per person

Departing Kaiteriteri at 9.30am, 1.00pm or 4.00pm, this is a flexible departure day pass. Wilsons Abel Ta [...]

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Abel Tasman National Park Seals & Hike ex Nelson

Abel Tasman National Park Seals & Hike ex Nelson

Price from £52 per person

An Abel Tasman Sea Shuttle vehicle will pick you up from your Nelson City or Tahunanui accommodation for [...]

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Abel Tasman National Park Walk & Relax ex Nelson

Abel Tasman National Park Walk & Relax ex Nelson

Price from £48 per person

An Abel Tasman Sea Shuttle vehicle will transfer you to Kaiteriteri for this tour.  Depart Kaiteriteri fo [...]

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Abel Tasman Walk

Abel Tasman Walk

Price from £429 per person

New Zealand's smallest National Park, protecting 23,000 hectares of the most natural stretch of easily ac [...]

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Explore the Plains - Wine Tour

Explore the Plains - Wine Tour

Price from £48 per person

Taste wine from three vineyards on the Waimea Plains and enjoy a superb lunch stop on this informative bu [...]

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Farewell Spit Eco Tour

Farewell Spit Eco Tour

Price from £73 per person

Departing from Collingwood, the first stop is in Puponga and at the most northern point on the South Isla [...]

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Remote Coast Kayaking

Remote Coast Kayaking

Price from £168 per person

Operated by Abel Tasman Kayaks. To begin, board an Aqua Taxi for the journey north to Awaroa. Disembark, [...]

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Sailing Cruise ex Nelson

Sailing Cruise ex Nelson

Price from £122 per person

This is a fun filled tour of the Abel Tasman National Park coastline aboard a comfortable cruising catama [...]

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The Great Day Out

The Great Day Out

Price from £39 per person

Please report for check-in at Wilsons Abel Tasman's ticket office, corner of Riwaka-Kaiteriteri Road and [...]

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World of WearableArt & Classic Car Museum

World of WearableArt & Classic Car Museum

Price from £12 per person

Step into the fantasy of the World of WearableArt Gallery, where art is taken off the walls to adorn the [...]

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