South Island

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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Bellbird Walk

Lake Rotoiti - Nelson Lakes National Park

Bellbird Walk

Lake Rotoiti - Nelson Lakes National Park

800 m return | 15 minutes return

An oasis by the river

An oasis by the river

Puponga Hilltop Walk

Puponga hilltop walk

Farewell Spit & Puponga Farm Park

Puponga hilltop walk

Farewell Spit & Puponga Farm Park

Time: 2-3 hr one way

Kaituna Track

Collingwood

Kaituna Track

Collingwood

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

Get lost in fun

Approx 1 km return | 20 minutes return

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U Fly Extreme

Pilot a Stunt Plane

U Fly Extreme

Pilot a Stunt Plane

Time: 30 min return

Time: 3-4 hr

NZ's best jet boat ride

Jet Boating Buller Canyon New Zealand

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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.

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Wharariki Beach and Puponga Farm Park in behind.

Wharariki Beach Walk

Archway Islands

Wharariki Beach Walk

Archway Islands

2 km return | 40 minutes return

These springs aren't hot, jump in if you are brave

1.2 km return | 30 minutes return

Adventure and Action Canyoning New Zealand

Slide down water polished chutes, jump into crystal clear pools and abseil through showering waterfalls. That's what canyoning is about! Join one of our 5 exciting, action packed canyoning trips with fun guides and mind blowing scenery.

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Berke

Germany

On a hot day there are nice swimming holes near Nelson city in the Maitai River.

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Time: 2 hr return

Inland Track

Abel Tasman National Park

Inland Track

Abel Tasman National Park

Time: 3 days, Distance: 37.5 km

Time: 3 hr circuit

Looking down at tarns near Lake Angelus

Lake Angelus

Nelson Lakes National Park

Lake Angelus

Nelson Lakes National Park

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