Nelson is well known for its three spectacular National Parks  (Abel Tasman, Nelson Lakes and Kahurangi National Park)  where visitors can hike (guided and unguided), fish, kayak and cruise.  The region is also home to over 300 fulltime artists, with a range of art trails & craft studios ready to be explored.  Nelson also boosts some of the highest sunshine hours in New Zealand, with gold sand beaches and clear waters.  For the adventure jungy there is white water rafting, rock climbing, abseiling, parachuting and more.  Wine & food enthusiasts will not be disappointed with the many local wineries and artisan producers.  Visit

Reid Helicopters

Third generation pilot Toby Reid, together with his wife Rachael, have established Reid Helicopters Nelson The main base is situated in Wakefeild, 30km south of Nelson city, nestled between Abel Tasman, Kahurangi and the Nelson Lakes National Parks. Clients can

Ratanui Lodge

Ideally located to explore all of Golden Bay and northern Abel Taman National Park. This 10 room boutique hotel is ideally located to explore all of Golden Bay and northern Abel Taman National Park. Gaining national acclaim for service standards,

Farewell Spit Eco Tours, Nelson NZ - from the Cloud 12 Collection

Farewell Spit Eco Tours

Come with us onto Farewell Spit, where you can view the historic Lighthouse and explore its reserve.  Located in Collingwood, Nelson. Our most popular tour is our Farewell Spit Eco tour which departs from Collingwood and visits Cape Farewell, the

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