Being the geographical centre of New Zealand certainly has it's advantages. In less than the time it takes you to get off the motorway in the morning traffic, you can be on a plane touching down in our extraordinary region ready for a weekend of adventures.

Short weekend escapes to Nelson Tasman have become something of the norm for New Zealander's. Handy to many places, we're only 25 minutes from Wellington, 85 minutes from Auckland and 50 minutes from Christchurch.

What's more, the close proximity of our central city to our three acclaimed national parks means that it's totally possible to experience a dose of the region's natural abundance in just a couple of days. Whilst we can't promise that Monday morning won't have you planning your next weekend escape, what we can promise is that thanks to our selection of 2-day itineraries below, you'll never be short of new and exciting experiences here in Nelson Tasman.