Nelson Region

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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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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)

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

1.2 km return | 30 minutes return

View of Mt Arthur across the Tablelands

Time: 2-4 days

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.

Climbing for all levels

(Paynes Ford)

Paines Ford Scenic Reserve

Takaka

(Paynes Ford)

Paines Ford Scenic Reserve

Takaka

Time: 1 hour return

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Totaranui Camping Ground

Large DOC campsite, basic facilities

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

Abobe Copula hutt

(Poukirikiri)

Travers-Sabine Circuit

Nelson Lakes National Park

(Poukirikiri)

Travers-Sabine Circuit

Nelson Lakes National Park

Time: 4 - 7 days, Distance: 80 km

Approx 1 km return | 20 minutes return

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Maruia Falls were created from earthquake uplift

200 m return | 10 minutes return

Great facilities

Buller Campground

Lake Rotoiti

Buller Campground

Lake Rotoiti

Stunning deserted Mutton Cove

Separation Point Walk and Seal Colony

Abel Tasman National Park - Totaranui to Separation Point return via Gibbs Hill

Separation Point Walk and Seal Colony

Abel Tasman National Park - Totaranui to Separation Point return via Gibbs Hill

18.8 km return | 6 hours return

A variety of bike trails in a great location

Well formed track

Abel Tasman Coast Track

Abel Tasman National Park

Abel Tasman Coast Track

Abel Tasman National Park

Time: From 1 hour to 5 days, Total Track Distance: 52 km

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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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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Chill out at the Coldwater Stream Campsite

Braeburn Walk, Lake Rotoroa

Nelson Lakes National Park

Braeburn Walk, Lake Rotoroa

Nelson Lakes National Park

Time: 2 hr return

Kerr Bay Campsite

Lake Rotoiti

Kerr Bay Campsite

Lake Rotoiti

Kerr Bay Campsite is next to Lake Rotoiti, surrounded by beech forest, with a boat launching ramp nearby.

Go on get out there and enjoy NZ
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hughesW

United Kingdom

Kaiteriteri beach is a beautiful spot. Quiet, safe swimming and the view from Kaka Pa Point is stunning.

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Time: 30 min return

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