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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An oasis by the river

An oasis by the river

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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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

Braeburn Walk, Lake Rotoroa

Nelson Lakes National Park

Braeburn Walk, Lake Rotoroa

Nelson Lakes National Park

Time: 2 hr return

Time: 3-4 hr

Kaituna Track

Collingwood

Kaituna Track

Collingwood

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

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

1.2 km return | 30 minutes return

Approx 1 km return | 20 minutes return

A very busy bank holiday

Rabbit Island (Moturoa) is the largest of a group of sandy islands lying in the Waimea Estuary at the head of Tasman Bay.

Wharariki Beach and Puponga Farm Park in behind.

Wharariki Beach Walk

Archway Islands

Wharariki Beach Walk

Archway Islands

2 km return | 40 minutes return

Time: 3 hr circuit

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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!

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Time: 2 hr return

U Fly Extreme

Pilot a Stunt Plane

U Fly Extreme

Pilot a Stunt Plane

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

Walking the Heaphy Track

Heaphy Track

Kahurangi National Park

Heaphy Track

Kahurangi National Park

Time: 4 - 6 days, Distance: 78.4 km

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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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View of Mt Arthur across the Tablelands

Time: 2-4 days

Climbing for all levels

Time: 1 hour return

NZ's best jet boat ride

Jet Boating Buller Canyon New Zealand

Inland Track

Abel Tasman National Park

Inland Track

Abel Tasman National Park

Time: 3 days, Distance: 37.5 km

Pillar point on the left and Cape Farewell on the right.

Pillar Point Lighthouse Track

Farewell Spit & Puponga Farm Park

Pillar Point Lighthouse Track

Farewell Spit & Puponga Farm Park

3 km return | 1 hour 30 minutes return

Admiring Mt Arthur peak

18.4 km return | 6 hours 30 minutes return

200 m return | 10 minutes return