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Top things to do in Nelson-Tasman Region

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Abel Tasman Coast Track (Abel Tasman National Park)
Ranked #1 of 49 attractions in Nelson-Tasman Region
Category: Hiking Trails
Owner description: Hiking (or "tramping" as New Zealanders call it) from one end to the other of this 32-mile track will take days, so if you're... more » Owner description: Hiking (or "tramping" as New Zealanders call it) from one end to the other of this 32-mile track will take days, so if you're time-constrained, pick up a section of it. The view can't be beat as you walk through sandy bays and lagoons, past coves and estuaries. « less
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Ranked #2 of 49 attractions in Nelson-Tasman Region
Category: Beaches; Trails
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Wilsons Abel Tasman National Park (Abel Tasman National Park)
Ranked #3 of 49 attractions in Nelson-Tasman Region
Category: National Parks; Tours
Owner description: Year-round guided and independent walking, guided sea kayaking and water transport in Abel Tasman National Park. Options from... more » Owner description: Year-round guided and independent walking, guided sea kayaking and water transport in Abel Tasman National Park. Options from 2 hours to 5 days in the Park. Fast, safe comfortable Vista Cruise. Overnight at Torrent Bay Lodge or Meadowbank Homestead – Awaroa on the beachfront within Park boundaries. Ensuite accommodation, fine food, no heavy packs to carry. Travel with 2010 NZ Tourism Award winners. Let us take care of the details while you switch off and enjoy. « less
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Ranked #4 of 49 attractions in Nelson-Tasman Region
Category: Off road/All Terrain Vehicle Trails
Owner description: Experience guided ATV 4 wheel quad bike tours; ride the world's only Skywire flying fox; play Paintball; enjoy a horse trek... more » Owner description: Experience guided ATV 4 wheel quad bike tours; ride the world's only Skywire flying fox; play Paintball; enjoy a horse trek or ride in the amphibious Argo. « less
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Ranked #5 of 49 attractions in Nelson-Tasman Region
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Specialty Museums; Museums
Owner description: The World of WearableArt and Classic Cars Museum is an iconic Nelson visitor attraction that celebrates two passions united... more » Owner description: The World of WearableArt and Classic Cars Museum is an iconic Nelson visitor attraction that celebrates two passions united by design. Amazing Wearable works of Art from the annual WOW Awards Show are displayed alongside one of Australasia's biggest private collections of rare, Classic Cars. The Museum also includes a Cafe renowned for it's tasty, healthy treats, a Retail Store full of NZ art and jewelry designs, and the ever-changing Reflections Art Gallery. Open every day 10am - 5pm (except Christmas Day) « less
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Ranked #6 of 49 attractions in Nelson-Tasman Region
Category: Sports Complexes; Landmarks
Owner description: Enjoy a scenic flight with stunning views as you climb to altitude over snow-capped mountains, golden beaches and turquoise... more » Owner description: Enjoy a scenic flight with stunning views as you climb to altitude over snow-capped mountains, golden beaches and turquoise oceans...paradise. 16,500ft or 13,000ft skydive options over the centre of New Zealand. We provide an Individual Camera Person to capture your unique experience from start to finish, with a HD camera. Have your DVD individually edited and receive high quality digital photos. « less
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Kaiteriteri Beach (Kaiteriteri)
Ranked #7 of 49 attractions in Nelson-Tasman Region
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Beaches
Category: Beaches

Kaiteriteri beach is basically 2 beaches split in half by a small estuary inlet and a headland. The 2 beaches are quite different. The southerly part, or 'Little Kaiteriteri" is... more »

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Ranked #8 of 49 attractions in Nelson-Tasman Region
Category: National Parks; Nature and Parks
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Ranked #9 of 49 attractions in Nelson-Tasman Region
Category: Ferries/ Boats; Tours
Owner description: Experience the breath-taking beauty of the Abel Tasman National Park from the comfort of our purpose-built, eco-friendly... more » Owner description: Experience the breath-taking beauty of the Abel Tasman National Park from the comfort of our purpose-built, eco-friendly water taxis. Whether you're looking for a short walk, a scenic day out, or a multi-day hiking adventure we have an option to suit. AquaTaxi gets you closer to those out-of-the-way spots along the Abel Tasman coastline and to the Park's incredible golden-sand beaches. Let the friendly team at AquaTaxi help you create an itinerary best suited to your needs, time and budget. « less
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Ngarua Caves (Golden Bay)
Ranked #10 of 49 attractions in Nelson-Tasman Region
Category: Caverns/ Caves; Nature and Parks
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Ranked #11 of 49 attractions in Nelson-Tasman Region
Category: Biking Trails
Owner description: Self-guided half day, full day and multi-day bike hire and tours on and around the Great Taste Cycle Trail. Explore... more » Owner description: Self-guided half day, full day and multi-day bike hire and tours on and around the Great Taste Cycle Trail. Explore vineyards, craft breweries, cafes, historic villages, beaches and beautiful rural landscapes in Nelson, the Craft Brewing Capital of NZ. « less
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Ranked #12 of 49 attractions in Nelson-Tasman Region
Category: Biking Trails
Owner description: We are a local company, with a passion for cycling. Our services range from bike hire at Mapua wharf, to premium multi day... more » Owner description: We are a local company, with a passion for cycling. Our services range from bike hire at Mapua wharf, to premium multi day tours along Tasman's Great Taste Trail and/or quiet back roads. We provide high quality trail bikes for comfortable cycling on trails and roads. For keen road bike enthusiasts, we can also provide full carbon road race bikes. Using our local knowledge and experience, we also offer a range of day tours that not only use the official trail, but also take our guests to hidden gems, off the beaten track. Our unique itineraries, take in wineries, hop gardens, studios and galleries, cafes and restaurants. All of our itineraries can be adapted to suit the specific needs of our guests. If you area travelling with your own bike, we can also offer luggage and bike transfers. You decide, we provide. Our formula is simple: Local People +Local Knowledge= Great Experiences « less
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Ranked #13 of 49 attractions in Nelson-Tasman Region
Category: Tourist/ Visitor Centers; Traveler Resources
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Anatoki Salmon (Takaka)
Ranked #14 of 49 attractions in Nelson-Tasman Region
Category: Farms; Landmarks
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Ranked #15 of 49 attractions in Nelson-Tasman Region
Category: Hiking Trails
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Ranked #16 of 49 attractions in Nelson-Tasman Region
Category: Horse Tracks
Owner description: Join Fiona on a one to five day horse trek through Nelson's untamed back country, located at the top of New Zealand's South... more » Owner description: Join Fiona on a one to five day horse trek through Nelson's untamed back country, located at the top of New Zealand's South Island 50 minutes from Abel Tasman National Park. Baton Run Adventures offers an experience well off the beaten track and we'd love to share this corner of the world with you.We like to keep trips small (five people or less) and personal, so you will be well looked after while still experiencing a sense of adventure. Come and explore five unique valleys bordering the Kahurangi National Park. Spend a day on a beautiful well trained horse and wrap it up with a stay in our Backcountry or Alpine accommodation.The ultimate adventure with the personal touch! « less
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Ranked #17 of 49 attractions in Nelson-Tasman Region
Category: Other
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Ranked #18 of 49 attractions in Nelson-Tasman Region
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Nature and Parks
Owner description: The Tame eels at Jester House have been an attraction for 20 years. They are naturally occuring stream fauna in many streams... more » Owner description: The Tame eels at Jester House have been an attraction for 20 years. They are naturally occuring stream fauna in many streams in New Zealand but their numbers have deminished due to habitat destruction and over fishing.This is your chance to get upclose and handfeed these suprising creatures « less
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Ranked #19 of 49 attractions in Nelson-Tasman Region
Category: Gardens; Nature and Parks
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Ranked #20 of 49 attractions in Nelson-Tasman Region
Category: Amusement/ Theme Parks; Amusement Parks
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Ranked #21 of 49 attractions in Nelson-Tasman Region
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #22 of 49 attractions in Nelson-Tasman Region
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #23 of 49 attractions in Nelson-Tasman Region
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #24 of 49 attractions in Nelson-Tasman Region
Category: Churches/ Cathedrals; Landmarks
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Ranked #25 of 49 attractions in Nelson-Tasman Region
Category: Ferries/ Boats; Transportation
Owner description: The Ferry provides an , " On Demand" Ferry Service. You call me and tell me when you want use the Ferry.Service to the... more » Owner description: The Ferry provides an , " On Demand" Ferry Service. You call me and tell me when you want use the Ferry.Service to the Historic Lighthouse, Visit inside, service Haulashore Island for a picnic, hike or swim.Walk the Unique Boulderbank, Harbour cruise and visit to Lighthouse. « less
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Founders Park (Nelson)
Ranked #26 of 49 attractions in Nelson-Tasman Region
Category: Nature and Parks
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Heaphy Track (Kahurangi National Park)
Ranked #27 of 49 attractions in Nelson-Tasman Region
Category: Hiking Trails
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Animal Farm (Upper Moutere)
Ranked #28 of 49 attractions in Nelson-Tasman Region
Category: Farms; Landmarks
Owner description: Animal Farm is the ultimate hands on farm experience. Set on 17ha, we have over 40 varieties of rare breed farm animals from... more » Owner description: Animal Farm is the ultimate hands on farm experience. Set on 17ha, we have over 40 varieties of rare breed farm animals from NZ and around the world. « less
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Book a Tour
Ranked #29 of 49 attractions in Nelson-Tasman Region
Category: National Parks; Nature and Parks
Owner description: Come and participate, or simply relax, aboard our three, 10-metre performance catamarans, experiencing high-calibre sailing... more » Owner description: Come and participate, or simply relax, aboard our three, 10-metre performance catamarans, experiencing high-calibre sailing while gliding through a golden corner of Aotearoa. Prices start at $80. With exclusive charters, sea kayaking, National Park walks, water-taxi rides, and even skydiving to add to your sailing, we have comprehensive Abel Tasman combinations. The sensation is truly amazing when the sails raise, inflate, and send you cruising over the gorgeous waters of the Abel Tasman National Park. « less
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Natureland Zoo (Nelson)
Ranked #30 of 49 attractions in Nelson-Tasman Region
Category: Zoos
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