Welcome to Nelson Region

The Nelson region is centred upon Tasman Bay. It stretches north to Golden Bay and Farewell Spit, and south to Nelson Lakes. It's not hard to see why it's such a popular travel destination for international and domestic travellers alike: not only does it boast three national parks (Kahurangi, Nelson Lakes and Abel Tasman), it can also satisfy nearly every other whim, from food, wine and beer, art, craft and... Read More

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Nelson Region activities

$270.01 Private & Custom Tours

Private Tour: Full-Day Guided Scenic Cycling Winery Tour from Nelson with Lunch

Your driver will collect you from your accommodation at 9:30am. You will be transferred to the start of your tour which is approximately 30-minutes from central Nelson. Your bikes will be waiting for you and your guide will make sure that you are comfortable before being given a short safety briefing and setting off on your route. As it is your private tour, the route and pace of the day can be adjusted to suit you. The area has four unique wineries that you will be able to stop at for tastings (included in the cost) and one of the wineries is also your lunch stop. The platter lunch showcases local produce and you can make a choice of which wine to enjoy with your lunch. After the relaxed lunch stop, the afternoon includes the last stop of the day, at one of the most scenic wineries in the Nelson region, Mahana Estates. Enjoy the views of Kahurangi National Park from the cellar door and relax in the beautiful garden. Should you have purchased items during the course of the day these can be collected for you before you return to your accommodation by late afternoon. As this is a private tour, if you would like to return to your accommodation sooner, this is also possible.

$86.40 Walking & Biking Tours

Full-Day Self-Guided Scenic Cycling Winery Tour from Nelson

You will be met at the start of the route at Mahana Estates Winery at 10am. Your bikes will be waiting for you and a friendly staff member will make sure you are comfortable on your bike. You may also opt for a pick up and drop off from your accommodation in Nelson, Richmond, Mapua, Motueka and Kaiteriteri.   You will be given a short safety briefing and given a detailed souvenir map before setting off on your route. You can choose the route and pace of the day. The area has four unique wineries where tastings are included as part of your tour.  There are other places to stop off as well and your map also gets you discount on food and drinks. You will finish your route, where you started, at one of the most scenic wineries in the Nelson region, Mahana Estates. Enjoy the views of Kahurangi National Park from the cellar door and relax in the beautiful garden. Should you have purchased items during the course of the day we can collect them for you before you return to your accommodation. You could make the day even more relaxed, by choosing to be collected at your accommodation (9.30am) and taken to the start of the tour. The transfer from central Nelson to the start is approximately 30-minutes.

$3649 Yolo

New Zealand Encompassed

It dosen’t look so big on the map, but New Zealand is positively massive once you’re there in person. This comprehensive 24-day trip – our longest in this part of the world – delivers the most immersive NZ experience possible. Get close to the land by exploring volcanoes, national parks, a sustainable farm, and meet the water up-close on expert-led kayak excursions and during surf lessons. Best of all, you’ll get to explore the magnificent Bay of Islands, home to some of the world’s top fishing. 24 days? You’ll wish it was longer.

$3199 Yolo

Best of New Zealand

Compared with their enormous neighbour to the left, the islands of New Zealand don’t look especially big on the map, but don’t let their small stature deceive you. There is much to do here, be it biking to old gold mining sites, kayaking remote coves or hiking some of the most breathtaking routes in the whole world. But if you’re short on travel dollars, fear not; this trip squeezes in the very best of both the North and South Islands into an affordable, action-packed 21-day itinerary that moves swiftly without ever seeming rushed.

$1697.15 Yolo

New Zealand–South Island Encompassed

Looking to tackle a bundle of different environments all in one go? New Zealand’s South Island has what you need and then some. Action is the common thread throughout this trip that incorporates hiking, kayaking, cycling, and even bungee jumping across a variety of landscapes, including rainforests, glaciers, and some of the most gorgeous coastline you’ll ever see. This trip is exciting even when you’re not moving; accommodations include a seasonal floating boat hostel and a wilderness hostel deep in the rainforest itself. Unique? You bet.

$4949 Active

New Zealand Multisport

Travelling to New Zealand? Don't worry, you won't have to choose between the two islands. With all the activities you can choose from on each island, we'll make sure you make the most of the chance to lose your breath. Across three weeks on two islands you can hike, kayak, and cycle across this diverse land. There's also time for boat cruises and local culture, just to be sure you don't miss out on anything.