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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Cobb Reservoir

Time: 4 hrs return. Distance 10km.

Tonga Island just across from the campsite

Tonga Quarry Camping

Abel Tasman National Park

Tonga Quarry Camping

Abel Tasman National Park

DOC campsite, small fee, basic facilities

A variety of bike trails in a great location

The Nelson Cathedral
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Cable Bay Adventure Park

Skywire Experience

Wangapeka Track

Kahurangi National Park

Wangapeka Track

Kahurangi National Park

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

W F Moss Scenic Reserve Picnic Area

Overnight Campervan Parking

W F Moss Scenic Reserve Picnic Area

Overnight Campervan Parking

Closest Freedom Camping to the Abel Tasman

Apple Tree Bay Campsite

Abel Tasman National Park

Apple Tree Bay Campsite

Abel Tasman National Park

Spit Track Circuit

Farewell Spit & Puponga Farm Park

Spit Track Circuit

Farewell Spit & Puponga Farm Park

Time: 1 hour 30 minutes Distance: 6km

Anapai Bay Campsite

Abel Tasman National Park

Anapai Bay Campsite

Abel Tasman National Park

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Julia May

Germany

Nice and very quiet beach at Patons Rock (north of Takaka).

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Time: 1 hr 20 min

Coffee n Cruise

Kaiteriteri

Wakatu Carpark

Overnight Campervan Parking

Wakatu Carpark

Overnight Campervan Parking

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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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The track follows a man-made weir through native bush

Time: 1hr 50 min

Magical Awaroa
Mountain biking down Takaka Hill

Rameka Track

Takaka Hill

Rameka Track

Takaka Hill

Time: 5 hours return, or 2 hours just for the downhill section, Distance: 20km