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Nelson Region

This region is like a hippy with flash shoes. Drunk on sunshine. Replenish, reflect, restock & relax. Then relive the 70's and head down the one way street called Golden Bay, it won't let you down.

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NZ's best jet boat ride

Jet Boating Buller Canyon New Zealand

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U Fly Extreme

Pilot a Stunt Plane

South IslandNelson RegionMotueka

Slide down water polished chutes, jump into crystal clear pools and abseil through showering waterfalls. That's what canyoning is about! Join...

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Summertime bliss

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Freedom Camping

Freedom Camping by the river

South IslandNelson RegionMotueka

Wangapeka Track

Kahurangi National Park

Time: 4 - 6 days one way, Distance: 59 km

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Avoid Camping Fines!

The only camping map where each location is approved by every regional council in NZ. So if it shows on the map, you’re allowed to stay.

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Kaituna Track

Collingwood

Time: 8-9 hr or shorter walks from 20 min to 2 hr

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Anglers Walk, Lake Rotoiti

Nelson Lakes National Park

Time: 1 hour each way

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Inland Track

Abel Tasman National Park

Time: 3 days, Distance: 37.5 km

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Playful seal pups in the rock pools

This 1 hour return walk is near Farewell Spit and Puponga Farm Park.

South IslandNelson RegionGolden Bay

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    Save 10% rafting the Buller Gorge

    Save money and have fun with the Buller Gorge rafting specialists since way back. Tim and his team know this great river backwards, so you're sure to be well looked after.

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Puponga Hilltop Walk

Puponga hilltop walk

Farewell Spit & Puponga Farm Park

Time: 2-3 hr one way

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Admiring Mt Arthur peak

Time: 5-8 hr return to summit depending on snow coverage.

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Hannah Clark

United Kingdom

The northern part of the Abel Tasman walk between Awaroa and Mutton Cove is paradise within a paradise!

Kerr Bay

Time: 5 hrs return

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Looking down at tarns near Lake Angelus

Lake Angelus

Nelson Lakes National Park

Time: 2 - 3 days (5 - 9 hr each day with 3 route options)

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Time: 3 hr circuit

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    Save 10% adventuring on horseback

    Save money and have fun with this top team of horses and their people. Winner of the Top Ranked Awards in the Horse Trekking category three years on the trot. Giddy up!

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The 38km Dun Mountain Trail loops between Brook Valley and the Maitai Valley and is a grade 3 mountain bike ride.

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Climbing for all levels

Time: 1 hour return

South IslandNelson RegionGolden Bay

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Mike Howe

New Zealand

On a hot day you'll want to cool off. Nothing better than a dip in a clean mountain river. Payne's Ford in Golden Bay has a great pool nearby - complete with overhanging climbing, rocks to jump from and a swing into the deep.

Our motto is 'We're comfortable, clean, and affordable'.

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We were designed & built with the traveller in mind.

Murchison Motorhome Park was designed and built specifically with the traveller in mind.

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Stunning deserted Mutton Cove

Separation Point Walk and Seal Colony

Abel Tasman National Park Totaranui to Separation Point

Time: 5-6 hours return, Distance: 12km

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