Nothing quite compares to the feelings of excitement that come naturally when planning a holiday.

You know, the ones you feel when you discover just how much there is to do and see in a destination. The evenings seem to pass you by as you fill your itinerary with an endless raft of adventures and experiences that you just know you’ll treasure forever, and your mind continues to wander as you daydream about your impending getaway.

To make the most of your time in our extraordinary region, it helps to get familiar with what Nelson Tasman has to offer before you arrive. You’ll want to know not only how to get here, but also how to get around. You’ll want to know what there is to do, what unmissable places you need to visit, and where you can rest your head at the end of the day. 

Below we have put together a raft of information to help you plan your extraordinary escape to Nelson Tasman, so that you can rest assured your visit will be everything you dreamed of and more.

Getting Here

Getting Here

Whether you prefer to take a scenic drive, sit back and relax on a coach, fly with one of our many airlines or catch a ferry from Wellington, there are a variety of transport options available to suit your travel needs.

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Activities

Activities

Nelson Tasman’s stunning natural landscapes provide the ideal backdrop for embarking on an adventure, enjoying the natural environment and savouring the taste of our wonderful local food, wine, beer and cider.

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Accommodation

Accommodation

Nelson Tasman offers a surprisingly diverse range of accommodation, from exclusive luxury lodges, international award-winning hotels high-quality motels and serviced apartments through to camping grounds, holiday homes, farm-stays and backpacker lodges.

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Transport

Transport

We talk in minutes here in Nelson Tasman. We're highly connected to an extraordinary range of experiences, with a year-round selection of air, road and ferry transport, making that weekend getaway all the more possible.

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i-SITE Information Centres

i-SITE Information Centres

The team of experienced travel professionals at the local i-SITE centres can provide advice and information about the Nelson Tasman region, and even make bookings on your behalf, for everything from activities, to accommodation, to transport and event tickets.

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Seasons and Climate

Seasons and Climate

Nelson Tasman is a beautiful place to be at any time of year. There’s just something about the quality of the light that inspires visitors, whatever the season, and a majority of our activities and attractions can be enjoyed all throughout the year.

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Responsible Travelling

Responsible Travelling

As guardians of our special environment, we have a deep connection with the stunning natural landscapes that surround us. We ask you to join us on our journey to becoming a sustainable visitor destination, so that future generations can continue to enjoy this extraordinary place we call home.

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Maps

Maps

Nelson Tasman is made up of an array of townships and urban settlements, and it is the places that lay within the border of the Top of the South that contribute to making this region truly extraordinary. For assistance in planning your Nelson Tasman escape, browse our collection of local maps and guidebooks.

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