South Island

Nelson Region

This region is like a hippy with flash shoes. Drunk on sunshine. Replenish, reflect, restock & relax. Then relive the 70's and head down the one way street called Golden Bay, it won't let you down.

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Jetty at Lake Rotoiti

Time: 5 hr return

These springs aren't hot, jump in if you are brave

1.2 km return | 30 minutes return

Time: 3 hr circuit

Looking down at tarns near Lake Angelus

Lake Angelus

Nelson Lakes National Park

Lake Angelus

Nelson Lakes National Park

Time: 2 - 3 days (5 - 9 hr each day with 3 route options)

A very busy bank holiday

Rabbit Island (Moturoa) is the largest of a group of sandy islands lying in the Waimea Estuary at the head of Tasman Bay.

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View of Mt Arthur across the Tablelands

Time: 2-4 days

Abobe Copula hutt

(Poukirikiri)

Travers-Sabine Circuit

Nelson Lakes National Park

(Poukirikiri)

Travers-Sabine Circuit

Nelson Lakes National Park

Time: 4 - 7 days, Distance: 80 km

Climbing for all levels

(Paynes Ford)

Paines Ford Scenic Reserve

Takaka

(Paynes Ford)

Paines Ford Scenic Reserve

Takaka

Time: 1 hour return

The 38km Dun Mountain Trail loops between Brook Valley and the Maitai Valley and is a grade 3 mountain bike ride.

Pillar point on the left and Cape Farewell on the right.

Pillar Point Lighthouse Track

Farewell Spit & Puponga Farm Park

Pillar Point Lighthouse Track

Farewell Spit & Puponga Farm Park

3 km return | 1 hour 30 minutes return

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Julia May

Germany

Nice and very quiet beach at Patons Rock (north of Takaka).

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Maruia Falls were created from earthquake uplift

200 m return | 10 minutes return

Stunning deserted Mutton Cove

Separation Point Walk and Seal Colony

Abel Tasman National Park - Totaranui to Separation Point return via Gibbs Hill

Separation Point Walk and Seal Colony

Abel Tasman National Park - Totaranui to Separation Point return via Gibbs Hill

18.8 km return | 6 hours return

Well formed track

Abel Tasman Coast Track

Abel Tasman National Park

Abel Tasman Coast Track

Abel Tasman National Park

Time: From 1 hour to 5 days, Total Track Distance: 52 km

Walking the Heaphy Track

Heaphy Track

Kahurangi National Park

Heaphy Track

Kahurangi National Park

Time: 4 - 6 days, Distance: 78.4 km

Shag Harbour

Discover Abel Tasman with Kahu Kayaks

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Mike Howe

New Zealand

On a hot day you'll want to cool off. Nothing better than a dip in a clean mountain river. Payne's Ford in Golden Bay has a great pool nearby - complete with overhanging climbing, rocks to jump from and a swing into the deep.

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Walk along the golden sands to some primo walks

From 20 mins to 1 hour return

  • Hunting

Approx 2 km return | 30-45 minutes return

Shear coastal cliffs - Cape Farewell

Cape Farewell Walk

Farewell Spit & Puponga Farm Park

Cape Farewell Walk

Farewell Spit & Puponga Farm Park

400 m return | 10 minutes return

Cable Bay Adventure Park

Skywire Experience