Nelson - Marlborough

The landscape varies from pristine golden beaches and lush native forests to crystal clear lakes, wild rivers and rugged mountain ranges. The region is the creative arts capital of New Zealand with over 300 working artists drawing energy from the spectacular natural environment to create artistic expression reflecting life, the landscape and our culture. Boutique wines, craft breweries, succulent seafood and fresh local produce are our speciality. Nelson - Marlborough (Te Tau Ihu) boasts a fifth of the country’s coastline, New Zealand’s largest wine region, and its largest high-country farm. Find out more at and

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Nelson Domestic Airport Blenheim Domestic Airport

Abel Tasman Waka Tours "Waka Abel Tasman"

0800 925 228

Waka tours from Kaiteriteri, the gateway to the Abel Tasman National Park. A truly unique cultural experience that's suitable for all ages. We begin and end all our trips with a blessing (karakia) for protection. You will learn the etiquette (tikanga) associated with waka before becoming familiar with the boat and embarking on our journey (haerenga ). Group Journeys, Haerenga ā-rōpū.  Let us create a unique experience for your school, business, iwi, tour or team-building group. Paddle as a group along the coast, try your hand at racing, or ask us to design a customised adventure. Come join us for a truly unique cultural experience that's suitable for all ages.

Bay Tours Nelson

0800 229 868

Bay Tours Nelson is 110% Kiwi owned and have been looking after visitors to Nelson for over 15 years but are always coming up with new and novel ways to make our visitor experiences even better! We even have our own sheep for our guests to pat if they like. At Bay Tours Nelson we are focused on providing you, our guests, with the most enjoyable stay possible whatever tour you decide to join. Thank you for choosing Bay Tours Nelson. We look forward to sharing this beautiful region with you.

Kiwi Kai Nelson

+64 21 029 86209

Kiwi Kai is the home of seafood and Māori food. We prepare and produce nourishing and finely balanced kai with exotic tastes and textures that are available from the Nelson Markets, retail outlets, via our APP or order online.  We have Hangi, raw fish, paua, oysters, mussels, smoked fish, pates, steam puddings, whitebait pies and more. Download our APP to find our locations.  We create almost anything with a strong emphasis on indigenous fusion & seafood - what our tupuna lived on.

We are family owned and operated accommodation provider supplying beautifully appointed self-contained motel rooms. Ideally located to enjoy cruising or walking the Abel Tasman National Park with it's blue and turquoise waters and forest-lined golden beaches, the famous Farewell Spit Nature Reserve - a unique geographical feature, Te Waikoropupu Springs -the clearest fresh waters in the world, breathtaking scenery, rock climbing, fishing, and the many arts and crafts to discover.

Art Retail
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