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.

You can’t dine out, so why not dine in with these local favourites?

You can’t dine out, so why not dine in with these local favourites?

As the nation enters into alert level 3, the glorious scent of Nelson Tasman cuisine once more begins to fill the air around us, and there's an excited buzz as we all look forward to indulging in some local goodies. To make it easy to show some love to our cafes, restaurants and takeaway businesses, we’ve compiled a growing list of those that are cranking up their ovens for contact-less pick-up and deliveries in the coming weeks.

Read The Blog

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.

Read The Blog

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.

Read The Blog

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.

Read The Blog

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.

Read The Blog

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!

Read The Blog

Support your local musicians

Support your local musicians

One thing that Nelson Tasman does incredibly well is create. Whether that’s art, music, food or beverages, the desire to craft extraordinary things is just a part of our local culture. Our expressive community is made up of a range of independent ground-breaking artists and musicians, drawing inspiration from the natural beauty that surrounds us. Now's the time to show them some love.

Read The Blog

We've Got This Nelson Tasman: 100 things to do

We've Got This Nelson Tasman: 100 things to do

We've put together a list of 100 things to do in Nelson Tasman based on recommendations from those who know the region best - the locals! So, if you're looking for inspiration to explore the region, discover epic experiences and do something new, you've come to the right place.

SEE THE GUIDE

Have a light footprint holiday

Have a light footprint holiday

Desired as a place to reconnect, revive and recharge, protection of the pristine environment is just a way of life in the Top of the South. With so many local businesses focused on minimising their environmental impact, designing a holiday with a light footprint is a breeze in Nelson Tasman.

Read More

Book your Zero Carbon itinerary

Book your Zero Carbon itinerary

The first of its’ kind in New Zealand, this 4-day zero carbon itinerary brings together extraordinary experiences, delectable cuisine, spectacular scenery and comfortable accommodation in one place.

Read More

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.

Read The Blog

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.

Read The Blog

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.

Read The Blog

Keep up to date with what’s happening in Nelson Tasman, from the best things to see and do in our region to the latest in business news and events.

SIGN UP
logo