Nelson Region

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

1.2 km return | 30 minutes return

Abel Tasman Coast Track - Photo: DOC / 90 Seconds

Nelson

DOC Visitor Centre

Nelson

DOC Visitor Centre

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Jetty at Lake Rotoiti

Time: 5 hr return

Time: 3 hr circuit

Great facilities

Buller Campground

Lake Rotoiti

Buller Campground

Lake Rotoiti

Totaranui Camping Ground

Large DOC campsite, basic facilities

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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.

View of Mt Arthur across the Tablelands

Time: 2-4 days

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

Climbing for all levels

(Paynes Ford)

Paines Ford Scenic Reserve

Takaka

(Paynes Ford)

Paines Ford Scenic Reserve

Takaka

Time: 1 hour return

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Hannah Clark

United Kingdom

The northern part of the Abel Tasman walk between Awaroa and Mutton Cove is paradise within a paradise!

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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

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

200 m return | 10 minutes return

Kina Beach

NOTE - SUMMER SEASON 2020 Freedom Camping in Golden Bay has become very popular and many free sites are regularly full. Be prepared to stay in...

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

Camp next to the river at the head of the reservoir.
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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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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

Bethany Park to Kaiteriteri Beach

Escape to the beauty and adventure of Kaiteriteri. Near the gateway to the Abel Tasman National Park and neighbouring the Kaiteriteri Mountain Bike Park is a special place for families and travellers alike, a spacious holiday Park with sites and cabins.

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Walking the Heaphy Track

Heaphy Track

Kahurangi National Park

Heaphy Track

Kahurangi National Park

Time: 4 - 6 days, Distance: 78.4 km

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