Introduction

On the stunningly beautiful Cape Nelson, where steep-sided rias (fjords) with their aquamarine waters carve deep into the hilly land, tiny Tufi heavily relies on tourists drawn to the Tufi Resort.

Numerous coastal villages within two hours of Tufi welcome guests to their bush-material guesthouses, some of them set under swaying palm trees beside sandy beaches, while the rugged coast offers almost limitless adventure for kayakers.

The cape was formed by ancient eruptions of its three volcanoes and the lava that flowed down into the sea created the rias for which the cape is now famous.