South Island

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A Travel Guide to Nelson Tucked away in Tasman Bay at the top of the South Island, Nelson doesn’t sound like much but it’s sure close to much. New Zealand’s sunniest city is surround
Three National Parks in One! This has to be on every backpackers’ must-visit list! The Nelson Tasman District and Golden Bay receive long sunshine hours and mild winters. Not only does the regio
The Must-Dos in Nelson In a city that is wedged between the magnificent vista of the Tasman Bay and a backdrop of the Tasman Mountains, there are plenty of things to do. The notoriously sunny weather
The Must-Dos in Abel Tasman Golden sand beaches, lush native forest, marine wildlife… How are you going to explore it all? In this list, we’ll go through all the amazing things to do in th
The Southern Alps Starts Here! This adventure playground covering 102,000ha (252,047 acres) has mountain biking, hiking, boating, mountaineering and skiing. Nelson Lakes National Park is the beginning
A Place in the Sun New Zealand’s sunniest city, Nelson gets the most hours of sun at an average of 2,500 hours per year. In turn, this brings a lot of farm jobs, especially in horticulture. This
Sun, Sand and Seals It may be the smallest national park at 22,530ha (55,673 acres) but the Abel Tasman National Park is one of the most famous national parks in New Zealand. Once again, the New Zeala
What to Do in Murchison, the Middle of Everywhere Anyone who truly wants to explore the South Island of New Zealand simply can’t miss Murchison. It’s in the middle of everywhere, teetering
What to Do in Motueka, the Fruit Bowl of Nelson Tasman Located along the Tasman Great Taste Trail, Motueka is a must-stop for foodies and wine-lovers. The rich fertile lands make it a growing hub for
What to Do in St Arnaud, the Gateway to the Nelson Lakes Welcome to the Nelson Tasman’s cute little alpine village and gateway to the Nelson Lakes National Park: St Arnaud. The landscape shaped
Family Activities in Nelson Nelson offers the right balance of adventure, relaxation and education for families discovering the South Island. From wildlife sanctuaries to a peanut butter factory, you&
What to Do in Richmond, Nelson’s Large Small Town Richmond has the best of every world: the conveniences of a large town with plenty of shops and eateries to explore while keeping its undeniable
What to Do in Maruia & the Lewis Pass This is what the South Island is all about: vast untouched wilderness, multi-day tramping, mountains, rivers and lakes… It can all be experienced surrou
What to Do in Wakefield & Tapawera, the Hidden Gems of Nelson We say they are the “hidden gems of Nelson”, but Wakefield and Tapawera aren’t exactly hidden. Located on State High
Food Tours and Activities in Nelson Across the fertile plains and river valleys surrounding Nelson, combined with a sunny climate and a group of passionate and talented locals, a foodie’s paradi