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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they are up there somewhere I can hear them

Bellbird Walk

Lake Rotoiti - Nelson Lakes National Park

Bellbird Walk

Lake Rotoiti - Nelson Lakes National Park

800 m return | 15 minutes return

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

An oasis by the river

An oasis by the river

Kaituna Track

Collingwood

Kaituna Track

Collingwood

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

Get lost in fun

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John the Walrus and Hiko

John the Walrus

The Abel Tasman Show

John the Walrus

The Abel Tasman Show

A little theatre in a garden

Approx 1 km return | 20 minutes return

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Pilot a Stunt Plane

U Fly Extreme

Pilot a Stunt Plane

Chill out at the Coldwater Stream Campsite

Time: 30 min return

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Time: 3-4 hr

Motupipi Carpark, Motueka

Overnight Campervan Parking

Motupipi Carpark, Motueka

Overnight Campervan Parking

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

1.2 km return | 30 minutes return

Wharariki Beach and Puponga Farm Park in behind.

Wharariki Beach Walk

Archway Islands

Wharariki Beach Walk

Archway Islands

2 km return | 40 minutes return

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Julia May

Germany

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

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Great facilities

Buller Campground

Lake Rotoiti

Buller Campground

Lake Rotoiti

Abel Tasman Coast Track - Photo: DOC / 90 Seconds

Nelson

DOC Visitor Centre

Nelson

DOC Visitor Centre

Start your journey through New Zealand's stunning landscapes at a Department of Conservation (DOC) Visitor Centre. Information about conservation...

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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Camp next to the river at the head of the reservoir.