Discover New Zealand's best kept secret, home to three of New Zealand's most spectacular national parks and the magnificent Mt Richmond Forest Park. The region's most popular tourism activities are based around the outdoor playgrounds of the parks.
Adventure activities are on the menu for all. There are thrill seeking mountain-biking and cycling tracks, world-class fly fishing in crystal clear river waters and amazing diving and sailing trips all year round. Sea-kayaking, walking and swimming on one of our golden sand beaches are popular in the Abel Tasman National Park. Hiking, swimming and stunning scenery are on offer in the Kahurangi National Park and the alpine region of Nelson Lakes National Park.
For those interested in arts and crafts you have landed in the creative arts centre of New Zealand and home to the wonderful World of Wearable Art®. Enjoy tours of galleries and studios of talented artists who provide an intimate experience, engaging with the lifeblood of this very creative community.
Wine and beer enthusaists will find the cellar doors of passionate winemakers and brewers open and foodies will lick their lips with the delectable delights they'll discover with our local produce and seafood. There's something here for everyone. And hey, if you're just in the mood for a meander along the waterfront, some retail therapy, a massage or just going with the flow, that's okay too.
The climate is mild whatever the season and with the highest sunshine hours in New Zealand. Allow yourself plenty of time to explore. Winter, spring, summer or fall, we have it all.
There are plenty of MANZ members in this region – use the search boxes below to find them.