The Nelson Tasman Region

Located at the northern end of New Zealand's South Island, the Nelson Tasman region has an enviable climate, with a sheltered coastline, and a landscape that ranges from sandy beaches to rugged mountains.

We are proud of our vibrant arts scene, with a year round calendar of events offering celebrations for our residents and attractions for visitors.

The climate and lifestyle have historically drawn artists to this region – add the growth in wine-making over recent decades to our famed seafood and fruit, plus our galleries and boutique shops, cafés and restaurants, and you go well beyond what you would normally expect to find in a provincial setting.

With a huge range of outdoor activities, sporting facilities, parks, reserves, beaches and a ski field – we can honestly say there is something here for everyone!

These amazing attractions and activities are only a 30 minute flight from Wellington, 45 minutes from Christchurch, 80 minutes from Auckland, and 2 hours drive from the Picton Ferry.

For further information visit the Nelson Tasman Tourism website.

Find out about The Ruby Coast and Moutere Hills.

Cycle the Tasman Great Taste Trail, exploring our region at your own pace The Tasman Great Taste Trail