An orientation tour provides a quick appreciation of what makes this area so attractive to live and play in. The artistic city with a village feel and history. Diverse landscapes and food crops, golden beaches…
Nelson in a Day is the ideal journey that orientates visitors to the region and provides an appreciation of what makes this area so attractive to live and play in.
Nelson is an early New Zealand city but still with a village feel, full of character and colourful personalities, and could easily lay claim to the Arts or Craft Beer capital of the country.
There are many historic precincts and grand old houses as well as parks and gardens to explore, and then stunning view points overlooking the city and the entire region, before passing through the rich fruit and wine producing Waimea Plains.
At Upper Moutere/Sarau there is time to see features within the historic German settlement including the oldest hotel in New Zealand before driving up the Riwaka Valley and walking into the stunning old forest remnant to see the incredible Resurgence, the natural drain hole of Marble Mountain.
A scenic loop drive continues to Marahau the entrance to Abel Tasman National Park, then on to Kaiteriteri one of the most beautiful beaches in New Zealand where you will enjoy a gourmet picnic lunch.
The coastal drive to the small township of Mapua will surprise and delight with the fast flowing tidal waters, cafes, shops and art galleries before completing the journey to Nelson.