Thank you for the curiosity that’s led you here.

Nelson Tasman is a place of stunning natural landscapes – lakes, mountains, rivers, native bush, beaches. We have it all easily within reach, whether you’re arriving via ferry from the North Island, flying into our airport, or driving here from the South.

Welcome. We look forward to sharing the extraordinary place that we call home with you.

Known for its light at all times of the year, Nelson Tasman is far more than just a summer destination. There is plenty to do here, and a number of local businesses have put together some added value offers so that you can get the most out of your Autumn Adventure in our extraordinary region.

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Wednesday April 4th 2018

From this Saturday 7 April, the Takaka Hill road will be open 24/7! All day and all night. Until Saturday, normal restrictions for convoy traffic will stay in place, open 6-8am and 5-9pm. This is amazing news and we're thrilled for Golden Bay residents and businesses. What are you waiting for? Pop on over the hill and say Hi to a community who have missed their visitors immensely.

Nelson Tasman locals and people from all around New Zealand have a deep love for Takaka and Golden Bay, and it’s easy to see why. There’s something for the whole family to enjoy, from visiting the migratory birds at Farewell Spit, to riding horseback along Puponga Beach, to exploring Lord of the Rings film locations by helicopter. There are a range of foodie havens to choose from, including the internationally-famous Mussel Inn and many accommodation providers who can offer you some much needed R&R. It’s no wonder locals never want to leave, and visitors keep returning year after year.

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Regional i-SITES

Millers Acre Centre
Taha o te Awa
77 Trafalgar Street, Nelson, 7010
03-548 2304

20 Wallace St, Motueka, 7120
03-528 6543

Golden Bay
16 Willow St, Takaka, 7110
03-525 9136

47 Waller Street, Murchison, 7007
03 523 9350

Our latest visitor map showcases some of Nelson Tasman's greatest cycling and scenic walking trails alongside a comprehensive road map to make your stay in the region simple and straightforward.

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There are so many reasons why you should come and visit the Nelson Tasman Region. Nature at its finest, great shopping, eateries, arts & artisans and activities.

Our hand picked local guides at Farewell Spit Eco Tours have been sharing Farewell Spit Nature reserve with visitors from ... View details

$58.00 - $180.00

Get up here! It's Epic! Enjoy stunning views as you climb to altitude over snow-capped mountains, golden beaches and turquoise ... View details

Abel Tasman Canyons

Slide down water polished chutes, jump into crystal clear pools and abseil through showering waterfalls. That's what canyoning is about! ...

$199.00 - $399.00

Trail Journeys Nelson

Trail Journeys Nelson offers a variety of day or multi-day cycling adventures, allowing you to explore Tasman's Great Taste Trail, ...

$40.00 - $1,300.00

McCashins Brewery Kitchen and Bar

Housed in the historic Rochdale Cider Factory, McCashin’s is a "must visit" with brewery tours at 11am Mon-Friday - except ...


Nelson Tasman is surprisingly diverse and nowhere is that more evident than in the range of events our region hosts every year. Whether you choose to challenge yourself in the sporting realm, tantalise your tastebuds in the craft brewing capital of New Zealand, savour an array of delicious local cuisine, sit back and enjoy quirky performances or stroll through an illuminated utopia of light installations, Nelson Tasman has the event for you this season.

Three ways to travel

By Sea

By Sea

Regular Cook Strait ferries provide vehicle and passenger access between Wellington in the North Island and Picton in the South Island.


By Air

By Air

Seven airlines service the region: Air New Zealand, Jetstar, Kiwi Regional Airlines, Originair, Sounds Air, air2there and Golden Bay Air.


By Road

By Road

The Nelson Tasman region is accessible by road from Christchurch, Blenheim, Picton and Murchison.