Thank you for the curiosity that’s led you here.

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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Regional i-SITES

Millers Acre Centre
Taha o te Awa
77 Trafalgar Street, Nelson, 7010
03-548 2304

20 Wallace St, Motueka, 7120
03-528 6543

Golden Bay
16 Willow St, Takaka, 7110
03-525 9136

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.

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11th - 26th October 2018

The world is coming to Nelson this October!

The 24th Nelson Arts Festival sees shows coming all the way from such far-flung places as Hungary, Canada, and Australia, but also showcases the surprising diversity of acts from the Nelson Tasman region. In the line-up you will find everything you can think of; from circus to chamber music, theatre to talks, music to mask, and dance to disco!

And of course, the iconic Nelson Masked Parade & Carnivale will once again wrap up the Festival in a whirlwind of colour, mask and performance.

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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.

Our hand picked local guides at Farewell Spit Eco Tours have been sharing Farewell Spit Nature reserve with visitors from ... View details

$58.00 - $180.00

Experience the unforgettable thrill of a lifetime with New Zealand’s most scenic skydive. ... View details

$269.00 - $409.00

Abel Tasman Canyons

Slide down water polished chutes, jump into crystal clear pools and abseil through showering waterfalls. That's what canyoning is about! ...

$205.00 - $499.00

Trail Journeys Nelson

Trail Journeys Nelson offers a variety of day or multi-day cycling adventures, allowing you to explore Tasman's Great Taste Trail, ...

$40.00 - $1,300.00

McCashins Brewery Tours

Housed in the historic Rochdale Cider Factory, McCashin’s is a "must visit" with brewery tours at 11am Mon-Friday - except ...


Three ways to travel

By Sea

By Sea

Regular Cook Strait ferries provide vehicle and passenger access between Wellington in the North Island and Picton in the South Island.


By Air

By Air

Seven airlines service the region: Air New Zealand, Jetstar, Kiwi Regional Airlines, Originair, Sounds Air, air2there and Golden Bay Air.


By Road

By Road

The Nelson Tasman region is accessible by road from Christchurch, Blenheim, Picton and Murchison.


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.