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Nelson is a lifestyle; that’s the best way to describe it. Situated at the top north-west of the South Island, it is the sunniest region in New Zealand. Perhaps it’s the sun, perhaps it’s the location, but Nelson, New Zealand, has long been a magnet for creative people. There are more than 350 working artists and craftspeople living in Nelson, traditional, contemporary and Maori. Visit their studios and find a unique piece to take home with you.

10 Day Kaikoura, Marlborough and Abel Tasman

Duration: 10 Days (9 Nights)
From $1899

Travel at your own pace and drive around New Zealand with a self drive itinerary. […]

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14 Day Freedom to Explore

Duration: 14 Days (13 Nights)
From $2509

Travel at your own pace and drive around New Zealand with a self drive itinerary. […]

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15 Day Discover The South Island in Depth

Duration: 15 Days (14 nights)
From $3085

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Nelson’s diverse geography captures everything from the long golden beaches to untouched forests and rugged mountains. Walk the sun drenched sands of Golden Bay or head inland to Takaka and see the impossibly clear waters of New Zealand’s largest freshwater springs. Walk Nelson’s Abel Tasman track – it’s a three to five day walk – or, for a different view, take a sea kayaking tour around the coast and see a seal colony and little blue penguins bobbing in the water.

Top Things to See and Do: 

  1. World of Wearable Art & Collectable Cars Museum
  2. Watch glassblowers create at Höglund Art Glass
  3. Charter a yacht and sail to the Abel Tasman National Park
  4. Te Waikoropupu Springs, New Zealand’s largest freshwater springs
  5. Take a guided safari to Farewell Spit
  6. Enjoy a leisurely tour of the local vineyards

Weather/ Climate: 

Season: Temperature Range (Celsius)  Seasonal Comments
Spring  8°C to 17°C
Summer 13°C to 22°C
Fall  8°C to 18°C
Winter 2°C to 13°C
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