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.