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.

Deals & packages

Deals & packages

Whether you're looking for some adventure fueled fun, a relaxing weekend away or something for the whole family to enjoy, we've got you covered.

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Cycle Tasman's Great Taste Trail

Cycle Tasman's Great Taste Trail

Experience one of the 23 Great Rides in New Zealand. Forming a big loop around the Nelson–Tasman region, the trail can be thoroughly enjoyed over several days or dipped into on short hops and day rides.

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Nelson Tasman: 100 things to do

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.

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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.

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Days to market

Days to market

Where else can you find a range of makers and creators, from fibres to food and everything in between, than at our various weekly, fortnightly and seasonal markets? Add these dates to your diary now!

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A locals guide to date nights

A locals guide to date nights

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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5 tips to travel with a light footprint

5 tips to travel with a light footprint

More and more travellers are looking for sustainable choices that enable them to combine their love for travel with their desire to negate their impact on the environment. Here in Nelson Tasman, travelling with a light footprint is easy!

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Best brunch spots

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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Local flavours: Sweet treats

Local flavours: Sweet treats

Nelson Tasman is renowned for its artisan makers - the world leaders, the market favourites, the grocery must-haves and the boutique gems. Browse this epic selection of recipes incorporating local flavours into sweet treats, desserts and snacks.

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Local flavours: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Local flavours: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Nelson Tasman is renowned for its artisan makers - the world leaders, the market favourites, the grocery must-haves and the boutique gems. Browse this epic selection of recipes incorporating local flavours into breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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Street art in Nelson Tasman

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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Fancy a getaway for two this Autumn?

Fall in love with the local flavours, adventures, culture and artisans with an idyllic getaway.

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