Nelson - Tourist Activities


Discover the best top things to see in Nelson Region. If it’s the outdoors which entices you, there is swimming, diving, sailing, kayaking, waka tours and boating for the water lovers and for those who are more land orientated there are bike trails, four wheel driving and horse riding on offer as well as an abundance of walking tracks.
Surrounded by sheltering hills and mountains, the region has some spectacular lakes and stunning coastline with golden sandy beaches. Within easy driving distance are 3 National Parks, the world famous Abel Tasman National Park, Kahurangi National Park and Nelson Lakes National Park.

Happy Valley Adventures

Looking for outdoor adventure in Nelson? Happy Valley Adventure have quad bikes, paintball, horse treks and much much more! Call us now to arrange a booking

Kahurangi National Park

Located in the northwest corner of New Zealand's South Island, Kahurangi is New Zealand's second largest national park. In places it is an untracked wilderness, elsewhere a wonderful network of tracks lets you explore wild rivers, high plateaux and alpine herbfields, and coastal forests.

Abel Tasman National Park

Abel Tasman National Park is a wilderness reserve at the north end of New Zealand’s South Island. It’s known for the Abel Tasman Coast Track, a long trail winding over beaches and across ridges between Marahau in the south and Wainui in the north.

Natureland Wildlife Trust

Compact wildlife sanctuary featuring a variety of native & exotic animals in natural settings.

Founders Heritage Park

Explore displays of Nelson's heritage and learn the stories of our local people.

Christ Church Cathedral

Christ Church Cathedral, Nelson, is the principal church of the Diocese of Nelson. It serves the needs of Cathedral parishioners as well as the wider church, the diocese and the city.

Tahunanui Beach

Tahunanui Beach is the main beach in the city of Nelson, New Zealand. It lies on the shore of Tasman Bay on the northern edge of a peninsula which stretches west from the suburb of Tahunanui.

Stonehurst Farm Horse Treks

Stonehurst is a picturesque family farm, situated just a 20 minute drive from Nelson and 8 minutes from Richmond.

Tasman Helicopters

Explore the top of New Zealand’s South Island by helicopter in luxury and comfort with affordable rates.

The Gentle Cycling Company

Civilised cycling trips on the Great Taste Trail, for lovers of food, wine & beautiful Nelson landscapes.

Abel Tasman Sea Shuttle

Abel Tasman National Park Scenic Cruises and Water Taxis

Abel Tasman Sailing Adventures

Explore the beauty and sights of the Abel Tasman National Park and Nelson Bays on a comfortable sailing catamaran.

Abel Tasman Eco Tours

Explore the Abel Tasman National Park in New Zealand with Abel Tasman EcoTours. Our range of full day eco tours take you to different worlds, showcasing the best natural features of our amazing area Te Tai Tapu.

Tuscany Gardens Motor Lodge

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   80 Tahunanui Drive, Nelson, New Zealand
   stay@tuscanygardens.co.nz
   0800 887 226 or +64 3 548 5522
   Fax - +64 3 548 5401
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