Here in Nelson Tasman, the nights are getting longer and the days are getting warmer, offering ample opportunity for visitors to indulge in the region's vibrant colourful landscapes, fresh seasonal flavours, and abundance of outdoor activities. With up to 400 direct flights per week from New Zealand's main centres, it's never been easier to get to extraordinary.

Spring is the perfect time to enjoy the freshness of the season all around you as the forests and fields come alive with birdsong and greenery, and an array of cheeky wildlife comes out to play. The surrounding landscapes adopt an entirely new colour palette and the start of the alfresco dining season sees locals and visitors enjoying the new tastes on the menu.

It’s a wonderful time of year for cycling, walking and enjoying the great outdoors amongst our stunning natural landscapes. White water rafting and waterfall adventures are recommended as winter thaws and the water levels become excitingly high, whilst spectacularly warm days see t-shirts, shorts, and spontaneous swims in the ocean after the days adventures.

What's more, the famous Nelson Arts Festival returns as one of the most cherished markers of the spring season, and many locals treat our annual Cider Festival as the welcome event for the summer to come. 

A Spring Escape For Two

A Spring Escape For Two

Imagine a place where romance thrives and where opportunities to connect are plentiful, offering tranquil settings guaranteed to put the spring back into your step and the spark back into your relationship. A place where pure idyllic scenery, indulgent culinary experiences, and a bustling, boutique arts scene are just the beginning. Nestled amongst the rolling hills of the Top of the South, that place could be a lot closer than you think.

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Thrills & Spills

Thrills & Spills

Adrenaline seekers often refer to Nelson Tasman as heaven on earth, and it’s easy to see why. Snow, sea, rivers, mountains and skies, the region is a hub for thrills and spills of all kinds. From the historic gold-rush town of Murchison to the pristine natural playground nestled in the depths of the Abel Tasman National Park, it’s the ideal setting for anyone with a thirst for adventure and an undeniable sense of fearlessness.

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Out On The Water

Out On The Water

Renowned for its spectacular ocean environment, the Nelson Tasman region is unsurprisingly a hub for water-based activities. Bordered by the beautiful Tasman Bay, the glistening seas and sweeping coastline that characterise the Top of the South prove irresistible for water babies of all ages.

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