For whatever reason your curiosity has led you here, we’d like to wish you a warm welcome from Nelson Tasman.

Here in the top of the South Island, you’ll discover a place to experience life beyond the ordinary. A place where all the best bits of New Zealand are distilled into a single destination, with a palpable energy, vibrant culture and arts scene, and an array of stunning natural landscapes to explore. A place where its easy to connect, but where disconnecting is valued too, with beaches, rivers, lakes and mountains located just a stone’s throw away. A place where affordable living meets city working, where connection breeds creativity and innovation and where there is time for life balance to become a reality.

So whether you’re starting a new life, a new career or business, or planning the trip of a lifetime, we look forward to sharing the extraordinary place we call home with you.

Nelson Tasman locals right behind visitor sector

Nelson Tasman locals right behind visitor sector

Nelson Tasman’s visitor sector is the region’s hardest hit industry with a long road to recovery expected ahead. However, results of a recent survey conducted by the Nelson Regional Development Agency (NRDA) suggest that Nelson Tasman locals strongly support the visitor sector and have a keen desire to explore the region themselves, which will play a key role in the sector’s recovery.

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A locals guide: Date night

A locals guide: Date night

Stunning natural landscapes, delectable cuisine and unique experiences abound in the Nelson Tasman region, and opportunities to reconnect are discoverable at every turn. We asked our locals to share their favourite date night experiences from around the region, and have collated them into this handy guide just for you.

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A locals guide: Best brunch spots

A locals guide: Best brunch spots

For some reason, the combination of breakfast and lunch is a classic illustration of the 'better together' concept, igniting excitement in the lucky recipients of brunch invitations. We asked some of our Nelson Tasman locals to share their favourite brunch spots from around the region, and have compiled them into this handy guide.

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A locals guide: Street art in Nelson Tasman

A locals guide: Street art in Nelson Tasman

Intricate sculptures and spectacular murals are discoverable at every turn here in Nelson Tasman, and nobody is better placed to guide you around our boutique, little city than a local. This handy locals guide to street art locations will give you a taste of the regions art scene.

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Virtual experiences: Nelson Tasman from home

Virtual experiences: Nelson Tasman from home

Mother nature is still doing her thing. Nature is resting, and our backyard isn’t going anywhere. In the meantime, we can still experience Nelson Tasman from home. With a range of 360-degree videos, daily time-lapse webcams and virtual tours, sit down with a cup of tea and enjoy a few of our most iconic destinations from the comfort of your couch.

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Recipes with a local flavour: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Recipes with a local flavour: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

If lockdown has you feeling like trying something new, you're not the only one! Whether you're tired of whipping up the same meals week after week, are looking for a way to support local businesses, or quite frankly just want to get experimental in the kitchen, we've got a series of recipes that tick all the boxes.

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Recipes with a local flavour: Snacks, Desserts and Sweet Treats

Recipes with a local flavour: Snacks, Desserts and Sweet Treats

If your sweet tooth is tingling (in a good way) and your taste-buds are missing the third course of a restaurant meal, it's probably about time you banish those cravings. Treat yourself to some isolation indulgence and cook up a storm from this selection of recipes with a local twist.

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Zoom backgrounds: A home office to be envious of

Zoom backgrounds: A home office to be envious of

Nelson Tasman is renowned for its stunning natural landscapes, and we know that those near and far are missing the beauty of our great outdoors right now. Block out the kids and cats behind you in your online meetings with our selection of ZOOM backgrounds, and show your contacts a home office they can be envious of!

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Taste Nelson Tasman at home

Taste Nelson Tasman at home

Whilst our markets and hospitality businesses are closed in the wake of the Level 4 restrictions, that doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy the flavours of Nelson Tasman from the comfort of your own home. Whether it’s a glass of local tipple or some yummy sweet treats, you can still show support to our region’s artisans during the lockdown.

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Nelson Tasman economic forecast paints a grim picture

Nelson Tasman economic forecast paints a grim picture

Project Kōkiri, the regional response collaboration to the COVID-19 pandemic, have just released a report on the anticipated economic impacts on the Nelson Tasman Region. The report is based on early forecasts based on a range of assumptions of the most likely outcomes for the different sectors of the Nelson Tasman economy over the year to March 2021.

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