Sunshine Year Round

Stunning natural landscapes abound in Nelson Tasman. Known for its light at all times of the year, the wider Nelson Tasman region experienced New Zealand's highest annual sunshine total in 2017 (2633 hours).

We’re far more than just a summer destination. Our crisp, cloudless winter days are perfect for enjoying all the outdoor activities our region has to offer such as cycling, kayaking, paddle-boarding, walking and skydiving.

But for those days when the weather is a little cooler, there is still plenty to do in Nelson Tasman. You can explore our central city shopping precinct, or immerse yourself in the region's culture and heritage with a vast array of art galleries, museums, craft breweries and wineries to choose from.

Nelson Tasman has an incredible year-round climate that many regions can only dream of. Even during the winter months you will see people out paddle-boarding at sunrise, or dining alfresco on the waterfront.