The Nelson Tasman region is truly extraordinary, and we love to see the sense of surprise on visitors faces when they witness the breathtaking beauty of our diverse natural landscapes and the abundance of flora and fauna thriving amongst our environs.

In the spirit of manaakitanga (hospitality) and kaitiakitanga (guardianship), we welcome visitors to enjoy our environment and three national parks, but ask that you leave nothing but footprints and take nothing but memories.

Many local businesses and initiatives put environmental sustainability at the heart of their activities, so that future generations of locals and visitors can continue to enjoy this special place in the same way that we do. 

You can read more about our local sustainability initiatives below.