As winter thaws and sheds its coat, the impending arrival of Spring conjures up feelings of excitement and anticipation in the Top of the South.

A versatile paradise welcoming everyone with open arms, Nelson Tasman's spectacular outdoor playground attracts families from near and far looking to escape the hustle and bustle of big city life.

Nights are getting longer and days are getting warmer, offering ample opportunities for visitors to indulge in the region's vibrant colourful landscapes, fresh seasonal flavours and abundance of outdoor activities.

With something on offer to suit the whole family and up to 400 direct flights per week from New Zealand's main centres, Spring is the perfect time to escape to extraordinary.

Easily the most famous beach on the South Island, Wharariki Beach is a must-do for every visitor to the Nelson Tasman region. Down a gravel road where phone signal fades, you’ll find a little campground and a parking lot. Follow the marked trail up and over sheep-run hills to eventually hit sand that will lead you to an unbelievable beach complete with seal friends and impressive rock formations. Pack a picnic, let the kids run through the sand dunes and relax at this stunning spot.
- Viktoria, Blogger at viktoriawanders.com
NRDA Golden Bay 208

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