Nelson Tasman is a place of stunning natural landscapes – lakes, mountains, rivers, native bush, beaches. We have it all easily within reach, whether you’re arriving via ferry from the North Island, flying into our airport, or driving here from the South.
Welcome. We look forward to sharing the extraordinary place that we call home with you.
Nelson Tasman locals and people from all around New Zealand have a deep love for Takaka and Golden Bay, and it’s easy to see why. There’s something for the whole family to enjoy, from visiting the migratory birds at Farewell Spit, to riding horseback along Puponga Beach, to exploring Lord of the Rings film locations by helicopter. There are a range of foodie havens to choose from, including the internationally-famous Mussel Inn and many accommodation providers who can offer you some much needed R&R. It’s no wonder locals never want to leave, and visitors keep returning year after year.
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Millers Acre Centre
Taha o te Awa
77 Trafalgar Street, Nelson, 7010
20 Wallace St, Motueka, 7120
16 Willow St, Takaka, 7110
47 Waller Street, Murchison, 7007
03 523 9350
Our latest visitor map showcases some of Nelson Tasman's greatest cycling and scenic walking trails alongside a comprehensive road map to make your stay in the region simple and straightforward.Download Our Visitor Map
Friday 6th July - Tuesday 10th July 2018
Artist - John Baxter
Photographer- Ana Galloway
Nelson Tasman is synonymous with light and it's the quality of light in Autumn & Winter that makes us special. But it's not only natural light that illuminates Nelson Tasman in the middle of the year. Light Nelson is a free 4-day event in which you can take an evening stroll through an illuminated utopia of light installations, with everything from delicate twinkling lights to massive projections on the side of buildings. It's the perfect excuse to get rugged up and be awed, delighted and enchanted by more than 70 installations. To find out more, visit their website.
There are so many reasons why you should come and visit the Nelson Tasman Region. Nature at its finest, great shopping, eateries, arts & artisans and activities.
Nelson Tasman is surprisingly diverse and nowhere is that more evident than in the range of events our region hosts every year. Whether you choose to challenge yourself in the sporting realm, tantalise your tastebuds in the craft brewing capital of New Zealand, savour an array of delicious local cuisine, sit back and enjoy quirky performances or stroll through an illuminated utopia of light installations, Nelson Tasman has the event for you this season.