Nelson Tasman
Nelson Tasman
One of the sunniest spots in New Zealand, Nelson Tasman is home to three national parks, golden beaches and creative communities. Tackle New Zealand’s most popular Great Walk, keep your eyes peeled for seals and dolphins while kayaking around Abel Tasman National Park, or while away an afternoon in a vineyard.
Nelson Tasman

This business owner's favourite secret spot in Tasman


Ōhope named NZ's best beach in global awards

The Whakatāne District beach beat Mt Maunganui to the title for the first time in seven years, but no NZ beach made the global top 25.

Nelson Tasman

What it's like to grow up next to Kaiteriteri Beach, one of the world's best

Tripadvisor has named Kaiteriteri Beach as one of the best in the world. Laura Hampson fondly recalls a childhood spent on its golden sands.

Hiking holidays

Get outdoors with the family: Five hikes to take the whānau on

With New Zealand still in the grip of summer, there really is no better time to bring the family into the great outdoors.

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Culture, juggling and vinyl: Five events to look out for this weekend

Despite the recent rollercoaster ride of alert levels, there are still a heap of events taking place around the country.

Nelson Tasman

A pick'n'mix Abel Tasman National Park getaway

Picture postcard beaches and inviting azure waters are undoubtedly the Abel Tasman National Park’s hallmarks.

Nelson Tasman

Nelson's Wakefield Quay House B&B is a proper grand dame

This offers relaxed luxury in a heritage villa that’s perfect for nautical nosey-parkers.


'Big hole' left by international tourists

With New Zealanders back at work and internationals not arriving anytime soon, some tourism operators have tough financial decisions to make.

NZ Travel

Originair increases daily flights

The Nelson-based carrier will fly between Nelson, Palmerston North and Hamilton daily after purchasing a third aircraft.

Hiking holidays

Get away from the crowds: Five off-the-beaten-track hikes to discover

If you don’t want to worry about the crowds but also experience Aotearoa at its most raw and picturesque, then here are five day-walks and overnight tracks.


Highway watermelons attract customers from far and wide

“A guy in Karamea comes up with his truck and loads them up and takes them back to all the locals.”

Cycling holidays

Experience the locals and scenery of the West Coast Wilderness Trail

There's no better way to see the country than by bike, especially when it comes to the South Island's West Coast.