Located just minutes from the centre of Nelson City, Stoke has plenty to offer for visitors and families looking for something a little extraordinary. The township has a relaxed feel, and plenty of beautiful scenery, walks and cycle trails to explore, putting you in the right frame of mind to discover just what this part of the world has to offer.
Stoke beholds many of Nelson Tasman’s iconic attractions, including Pic’s World of Peanut Butter where you can meet the makers, watch the process of peanut butter creation in action, and even try your hand at creating your own. Nearby, the National WOW Museum (temporarily closed) is home to spectacular displays of wearable art garments, and one of Australasia’s largest private collection of classic cars.
The Monaco peninsula is a great place to take an evening stroll along the waterfront of this quaint seaside village, or to start your cycle journey along the Great Taste Trail. The scenic cycle trail will see you passing some of the regions most stunning natural landscapes, stopping off at various points along the way to experience some of the extraordinary art and artisan products the region is renowned for. If craft beer is your thing, we recommend stopping off at McCashin’s Brewery for a brewery tour and tasting, an iconic business that played a key role in New Zealand’s craft beer revolution.
What's more, if you’re out and about in Stoke on a Thursday night, make sure to stop off at the Isel Park Twilight Market from 4.30pm, which is set amongst stunning Victorian grounds and features an array of local food and craft stalls.