How to travel light

tips biking

Whether your needs require a cycle, bus, rental car or ferry, Nelson Tasman can offer light footprint options. Check out the link below for transport options to suit your needs. 

Visitors to Nelson Tasman are encouraged to buy a reusable cup for use during their holiday, and to take it home as a memento. There are many locally created options across the region, from pottery, to glass to recycled plastic. Alternatively, you can pop into one of our 30 pre-loved shops and find one there! 

For those visitors that pass through Motueka, you can also take advantage of the local CupCycling programme which offers a reusable cup swap option. Participating cafés and outlets can be identified by their CupCyclingsignage. Culture of change – one cup at a time! 

Tips shop

Explore a wealth of award-winning talented artisan makers and creators who are ready to share their unique creations with you. Spend the afternoon browsing galleries, markets and boutique shops. 

Support the environment and local charities by checking out a selection of the 30 of pre-loved shops across the region. 


Tasman op shop map


Nelson op shop map

Tips local produce2

Our region hosts an abundance of inspiring local food options. Make sure you spend some time tantalising your taste buds by sampling our local cuisine. From locally made peanut butter, real fruit ice cream, award-winning distilleries and craft breweries, boutique grocery stores, and quality cafes, restaurants and beverage companies, Nelson Tasman has something for everyone. 

Take your time, go slow and see the sights at the perfect pace.

Enjoy unique experiences and connect with nature every day. Fall in love with Nelson Tasman in ways that make you feel great while leaving a light footprint. 

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