Nestled neatly in the Centre of New Zealand, Nelson Tasman is one of the easiest event destinations to access, with over 400 direct flights per week transporting passengers to the brand-spanking new airport in the top of the South Island.
It’s a place of surprising diversity, home to vibrant arts and artisans, and clever businesses all thriving amongst stunning natural landscapes. A seaside destination of dramatic coastline bordered by three national parks, the region caters to those who love outdoor adventures or activities involving the sea, whilst the smart little city buzzes with a disproportionately large number of world class restaurants serving up outstanding local kaimoana. Stunning natural landscapes form the backdrop to your event, whilst chocolatiers, craft beer brewers, wine and artisan cheese makers provide gourmet inspiration for festivals or conference dinners styled in similar fashion.
The climate and lifestyle have historically drawn artists to this region. Add to that the award-winning wine, world famous beer and cider, famed seafood and fruit, art galleries and boutique shops, and you go well beyond what you would normally expect to find in a provincial setting. With a huge range of outdoor activities, sporting and event facilities, parks, reserves, beaches, world-class mountain bike trails and a ski field – we can honestly say there is something here for everyone. That’s why internationally-acclaimed events such as Bay Dreams, Adam Chamber Music Festival, and the All Blacks test match have chosen Nelson Tasman to host their attendees, and why conferences that range in size from small intimate gatherings to large multi-room trade exhibitions can find the perfect venue for their needs here in the Top of the South.
With a vibrant, year-round entertainment calendar, a settled climate and the most sunshine hours in the country, any time of year is a great time to host an event in Nelson Tasman. Autumn and winter offer crisp, clear days, dusting the cycle trails with the colours of the season, whilst the spectacular sweeping coastline is backdropped by snow-capped mountains, perfect for a morning paddle or scenic cruise.
With everything made so simple, the only problem you’ll have is trying to get your event attendees to leave!