1 Day Itineraries
You can see a lot in only one day in the Nelson Tasman region: choose between a variety of itineraries that showcase what makes our region extraordinary. Whether that is our arts & artisans, our stunning natural landscapes, our world class cycle tracks or our adventure activities, we have an option for you.
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Art & Heritage
Visit Nelson’s art and heritage precinct followed by lunch in the city.
An active option is to walk 45 minutes along the Maitai River and up the geographic Centre of New Zealand lookout for stunning views over the region.
Style & Wine
Explore the World of Wearable Art & Classic Car Museum, then drive twenty minutes out through the Tasman countryside to discover the arty seaside village of Mapua. Mapua provides a decadent array of art, craft, food, wine and beer.
Enjoy a wine tasting at Seifried Estate Winery, or one of the many other cellar door offerings on the way there or back to Nelson City.
Expert guides can provide extensive knowledge of wine, art and food.
Wine, Art & Wilderness operate exclusive and premium scenic tours in the Nelson Tasman region.
Nelson Tours & Travel provide personally guided van tours and sampling of local wine, cider and craft beer along the way.
Abel Tasman National Park
Enjoy a cruise, kayak and/or hike in the stunning Abel Tasman National Park.
There's plenty of options to do guided trips with Wilsons Abel Tasman, Abel Tasman Aqua Taxi, Abel Tasman Seashuttle or Abel Tasman Kayaks. Or you can be independent and do your own thing with a freedom kayak hire.
From up above, Reid Helicopters offer scenic flights showcasing Nelson Tasman's stunning natural landscapes, whilst Abel Tasman Sailing Adventures provide catamaran sailing options so you can experience the crystal clear waters of the park from the ground.
Immerse yourself in our extraordinary region by taking a bike ride along The Great Taste Trail. This beautiful coastal and inland route will take you past a number of our award-winning wineries and breweries.
Trail Journeys offer hire and transport options from the start of the trail in Nelson City, Mapua & Kaiteriteri.
Wheelie Fantastic offer options from Mapua in the heart of the trail, and offer both guided and non-guided options.
There are also options for craft beer, cider and wine tastings and numerous great café options along the trail.
If adrenaline pumping action sounds like more of your style – Abel Tasman Skydive is located in Motueka and boasts epic scenery with mind blowing views of Abel Tasman's stunning golden beaches and bush clad islands, as well as views of the South & North Islands.