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Nelson and Tasman

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.

  • Wineries
  • Art Galleries
  • Abel Tasman National Park
  • Kahurangi National Park
  • Fishing
  • Kayaking
  • Hobbit locations

Te Koi – the Lodge at Bronte

Exclusive luxury accommodation in a tranquil setting on the edge of the Waimea Estuary. Five elegant and luxurious suites and villas set in gardens, each offering beautiful water views. Cuisine is a highlight and guests love to dine indoors or out on a warmer evening

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Maruia River Retreat

New Zealand’s Nature and Wellbeing Destination – relaxed luxury accommodation nestled in 500 acres of beech forests between Nelson the West Coast and Christchurch. Seven beautifully appointed luxury villas overlook the forest and the Maruia River. Relax with a massage, a yoga session, the Finnish Sauna or the outdoor hot tub. Gourmet dinners crafted from local organic ingredients. Or some evenings relax around the outdoor Pizza Oven.