Bay Tours Nelson

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1.00pm Departure Explore the Plains Wine, Artisan and Scenic Tour
Pushed for time? Explore the Plains area of Nelson in an afternoon from 1pm – 5.30pm ’ish. That’s right, 4-5 hours is all you need!

Pick up from Nelson i-Site at 1pm (don’t be late!!), then we are off to explore the sights and flavours of the Nelson region.

Take in two wine tasting experiences along with a selection of the following:

Pic's Peanut Butter Factory Shop
Eyebright Country Store - also Nelson's Xmas shop over Nov / Dec period.
Connings Food Market & Tasman Artisan Cheese Shop
2017 NZ Champion Pinot Noir Brightwater Estate Winery
Tasteology @Middle Earth Winery & Cidery
2019 Champion NZ Sauvignon Blanc at Seifried Estate Winery
A visit to historic Port Mapua or Rabbit Island Beach (weather dependent)
Hoglund Glass
Iconic McGlashan Pottery studio and workshop.

Enjoy a fun filled afternoon with hard case guide(s) & informative commentary. Discount Coupons for all stops available!

Idea: Check out Nelson city (Nelson Market every Saturday morning) in the morning and then come along with Bay Tours Nelson in the afternoon.

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Abel Tasman Cruise and Wine Tour
Only in Nelson for a short period and want to see everything? We have joined up with local cruise company, Wilsons Abel Tasman and created a specially designed tour just for situations like this.

Our Abel Tasman Cruise and Wine Tour is a full day out departing at 7.30am from Nelson so we can fit as much as possible in but still have a nice relaxing day. The tour cost includes the cruise, a snack lunch and wine tasting costs.

We will pick you up from your accommodation at 7.30am and have an informative drive out to Kaiteriteri where you will be met by the Wilsons Abel Tasman team. From here you will take a cruise or water taxi ride to Anchorage departing at 9.20am (approximately 45min cruise each way). On arrival, you can take a short scenic walk or just relax on the beach and take in the picturesque scenery while enjoying your snack lunch.

On arrival back in Kaiteriteri, we will meet you at the boat where we will continue on our tour, travelling to two of Nelsons award winning wineries and tasting some great wines. We will also stop in at the historic Mapua Wharf that now holds some of the region’s best boutique stores and the best ice creams in the world!

Overall the tour is approximately 8 hours and truly is a great day out if you’re short on time here.

There is the possibility to swim during your time at Anchorage so please feel free to bring swim-wear and a change of clothing if you would like to swim. Depending on the weather it is also recommended to bring a windbreaker and warm hat with you.

Cancellation Policy: Up to 5 days before = Re-ticketing at no extra cost OR refund less 20% transaction fee. If cancelled within 5 days of tour there is nil refund.

NB: If for reasons beyond our control ie. weather or sea conditions the tour has to be cancelled at short notice, Bay Tours Nelson will offer a full refund or another tour option if available that day and refund any difference in cost.


Bay Tours Nelson

30 Orakei Street, Tahunanui
7011 Nelson

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0800 229 868
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Group Capacity
2 - 50