Nelson Region

As one of the sunniest corners of the South Island, Nelson Tasman is where you go to have a good time in the outdoors.

The Nelson-Tasman region isn’t a destination, it’s a lifestyle. If you love swimming, head straight for the white sandy beaches around Nelson. If hiking is more your thing, explore the lakes, forests and mountain peaks of the Abel Tasman, Nelson Lakes and Kahurangi National Parks. Or maybe your idea of a good time involves eating and drinking? We suggest you browse the breezy seaside markets and sample local wines and craft beers on a sunny café terrace.