Abel Tasman National Park
Kahurangi National Park
Discover the creative paradise that is Nelson – an irresistible blend of lifestyle and stunning landscape at the top north-west corner of the South Island. From the northern edge of the Southern Alps across the fertile plains and out on to a great sweep of beaches, the Nelson-Abel Tasman area is beautifully laid out under a generous sun that delivers New Zealand’s highest sunshine hours.
Surrounded by mountains on three sides with Tasman Bay on the other, the region is the gateway to Abel Tasman National Park, Kahurangi National Park and Lakes Rotoiti and Rotorua in the Nelson Lakes National Park. It’s a centre for both ecotourism and adventure tourism and has many prominent cave systems around Takaka Hill. Boasting one of the best climates of all major New Zealand centres and is renowned for vineyards creating award-winning wines. Home to over 350 working artists and the World of Wearable Art & Collectable Cards Complex.