Experiencing the extraordinary is easy in Nelson Tasman. It is a place of surprising diversity, vibrant arts and artisans, with easy access to stunning natural landscapes. A place where all the best bits of New Zealand are distilled into a single destination. Nelson Tasman’s central location makes it easy to get to and an ideal place to pause in your itinerary.
Everyone knows that Nelson Tasman consistently enjoys the highest sunshine hours in New Zealand, but it’s the crisp, clear days of spring and autumn that locals love, when the sea’s still warm enough for a dip, yet there’s snow on the mountains.
The three national parks within 90 minutes of our city provide plenty of opportunities to enjoy the outdoors. The rolling hinterland provides the perfect conditions for growing grapes, apples and hops with passionate locals producing craft beer, cider and wine. Local artists have a wealth of creative energy to share at their galleries and popular markets.
Cruising, hiking, kayaking and sailing are on offer all year round in our spectacular Abel Tasman National Park. Enjoy cycling with the family on Tasman’s Great Taste Trail.
There’s no place like Nelson Tasman, where even on the most ordinary day, we’re surrounded by the extraordinary.