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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Time: 3 hr circuit

Approx 1 km return | 20 minutes return

View of Mt Arthur across the Tablelands

Time: 2-4 days

Totaranui Camping Ground

Large DOC campsite, basic facilities

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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

Jetty at Lake Rotoiti

Time: 5 hr 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.

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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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

Sea Kayaking Abel Tasman National Park

Maruia Falls were created from earthquake uplift

200 m return | 10 minutes return

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

Great facilities

Buller Campground

Lake Rotoiti

Buller Campground

Lake Rotoiti

Coffee n Cruise

Kaiteriteri

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

Go on get out there and enjoy NZ
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Ernst Thomas

Germany

Wharariki Beach can be busy, while the little side trip to Kaihoka Lakes (some gravel road) doesn't take long. It's isolated and beautiful.

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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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