Recommended Activities

Abel Tasman National Park

Abel Tasman Sea Shuttle - Friendly, comfortable water taxis

Abel Tasman Charters - Luxury boat charters

Abel Tasman Eco Tours - Conservation tours

R&R Kayaks - guided sea kayaking & freedom kayak rental

Wilsons Abel Tasman  - Walking, guided sea kayaking & water transport

Abel Tasman Sailing - Catermaran sailing trips

Abel Tasman Canyoning - Canyoning in the Abel Tasman

Abel Tasman Kayaks - Kayak trips with guided walk option

Hiking, Cycling & Eco Tours - Abel Tasman, Kahurangi National Park & Golden Bay

Bush & Beyond - Guided wilderness treks in the Kahurangi Park

Wine Art & Wilderness - Abel Tasman guided walks, Hobbit, Art & Wine Tours

Farewel Spit Tours - Farewell Spit, Gannets & Wader eco tours

Wheelie Fantastic  - Private Guided Cycling trips, and alternative way to explore the Tasman region

Pelorus Eco Adventures - Hobbit & Private Kayak trips

Nelson Wineries, Art & Gourmet Tours

World of WearableArt™  - & Classic Cars Museum

Nelson Wines - A well kept secret!

Nelson Wines in the UK - Save duty & freight, NZ wines in the UK

Scenic Flights in Nelson Area

Nelson Helicopters - Lord of the Rings & Gourmet Adventures

Abel Tasman & Nelson Weddings and Celebrations

NZ Wedding Directory - Nelson based weddings & honeymoons

NZ Wedding Planner - NZ wedding website

The best activities in New Zealand

Milford Sound & Doubtful SoundStewart Island & The Catlins Otago Peninsula Wanaka & Queenstown Akaroa, Arthurs Pass Kaikoura, Blenheim Marlborough Sounds West Coast & Glaciers Bay of Islands Auckland & Waiheke Island Coromandel Peninsula Rotorua, Taupo & Turangi Napier Wellington

Fishing Golf Wine & Gourmet Hiking Birding & Nature Cycling & Mountain Biking Adrenalin & Winter Sports Kayaking, Sailing & Boat Trips Thermal Areas & Glaciers

nelson & nz directories

Official Nelson Tasman WebsiteNelson DirectoryNew Zealand Tourism Net Travelbug NZStaysHotelsCombined

Transport in New Zealand

Car Hire

Low cost - Links to Nelson Low Cost companies

Major Hire Companies - Hertz, Avis, Budget, Europcar

Rent a Classic Car - Pick up in Nelson or Christchurch, one way hires available.


Inter City Coachlines - South Island buses

Nelson Lakes Shuttles - Serving Nelson Lakes

Trek Express - Trampers Transport


Air NZ - National & International Flights

Originair - Nelson to Palmerston North Flights

Golden Bay Air - Flights Wellington to Golden Bay

Sounds Air - Nelson to Wellington flights


Inter-Islander Ferry - Wellington - Picton cars & passengers

Bluebridge - Cheaper alternative Wellington - Picton car ferry


Kiwi Rail - Scenic Train Journeys from Christchurch over Arthur's Pass to West Coast / via Kaikoura to Picton

useful links

Visit for a wealth of information; or visit the Nelson regional tourism site for the best local information.

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Tramping in New Zealand

Recommended Luxury Accommodaion New Zealand

 South Island Accommodation 

 North Island Accommodation 

Green Journeys
Green Journeys is a series of hand-picked itineraries throughout New Zealand. Catering for the mid-range luxury couple looking for genuine experiences and a true NZ holiday. All the must-do activities plus our hidden gems. See links below.

Heritage Inns
A network of 4-5 star properties located throughout New Zealand. See links below.