Nelson Tasman’s story starts with the coming together of those who were already here and those who were arriving.

Highly sought after by iwi for its natural resources, European arrivals spotted its potential too. Over time they were followed by the artisans, creative people, and entrepreneurs who embody the spirit of Nelson Tasman today.

Every place likes to think it’s a bit special and we’re no exception. In our case the people who live here came up with so much they love about the place that we ended up with five key things that make the Nelson Tasman difference.

Nelson Tasman is highly connected both locally and globally, a place of surprising diversity, humming with arts and artisans, with clever city and rural businesses, all thriving amongst stunning natural landscapes.

It is the ideal place to live, work, and play.

Nelson Tasman is an extraordinary place with an identity to match.

The Nelson Tasman Inspiration Guide includes stories and tips that will help you tell the story of our region through your organisation's communication channels.

Download the Nelson Tasman Inspiration Guide