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Be spoilt for choice here! The Nelson region is renowned for its arts & crafts, fine orchards, vineyards and superb seafood. And that’s just to start with!
There is the outstanding Able Tasman National Park with its acclaimed walking track and sea kayaking opportunities; the lovely semi alpine village of St. Arnaud, base for the Nelson Lakes National Park and nearby ski fields.
Enjoy the massive expanse of beach at Tahunanui and watch the sun set over the Tasman Mountains.
Nelson itself is perhaps best described as a “Boutique City” with fine shopping and many excellent restaurants. Be sure to see the fantastic Wearable Arts Museum too.
The highly scenic drive over “The Hill” to the township of Takaka and the Golden Bay will definitely reward you. An excursion right out to the lighthouse on Farewell Spit may well be the highlight of your entire trip.
Richmond B&B, Farmstay, Hosted Self-catering
Prices from $135 to $185 per couple
Richmond: 5min, Nelson: 20min, the beach: 15min, Abel Tasman: 40min
Idyllic lodge on working orchard close to Richmond. Shared self-catering facilities. Gorgeous views, peaceful farm location. Fresh homemade breakfast included from November to end of April.
Phone: 03 544 5361
Mobile (and SMS): 021 02246501
Address: 569 Hill Street South, Hope, Richmond, Nelson
Wakefield Farmstay, Hosted Self-catering
To arrive at Dunpuffin - Turn up Eighty-eight Valley Road just off the main road
The Dunpuffin Cottages are set in a beautiful rural area of Nelson, New Zealand. Our accommodation is unique, nostalgic and in a peaceful and tranquil garden setting. close to all amenities and Nelson City. We have three self contained cottages.Two which were constructed from a nostalgic 1931 rail
Mobile (and SMS): 0272775113 0272724269
Address: 292 Eighty eight Valley RD1 Wakefield Tasman
Abel Tasman National Park area B&B, Farmstay
Prices from $150 per couple
12 minutes from Motueka, 15 minutes to Kaiteriteri beech
Welcome to Riwaka river cottage (溪源農莊), a small self-sufficiency farm with organic vegetable gardens, free range poultry, brand new sleepout, tree hut, paper crafts workshop and hospitality hosts. We are at ideal location for exploring Abel Tasman and Kahurangi National parks.
Mobile (and SMS): 0211831266
Address: 409 Riwaka Valley Road, Motueka
Nelson Lakes Farmstay, Hosted Self-catering
Prices from $140 to $300 per couple
Triple Tui is 1 hour south of Nelson on SH6 and 30 minutes north of St Arnaud.
Triple Tui is a unique, eco-friendly log cabin set on a 50 acre lifestyle farm, nestled beside beautiful native bush. A tranquil location where you can relax, disconnect from the digital world and reconnect with nature – the perfect hideaway to get away from it all and recharge your soul.
Phone: 03 548 4481
Mobile (and SMS): 027 517 1923
Address: 2454 Tadmor-Glenhope Road, Glenhope, RD1, Nelson.
Richmond Farmstay, Hosted Self-catering
Prices from $179 to $289 per couple
10 mins from Richmond, 25 mins from Nelson, 45mins from Abel Tasman Park,
Rated 'EXCELLENT' by Tripadvisor our fabulous hill top cottage has stunning panoramic views and a beautiful swimming pool. Relax, summer or winter in a peaceful rural setting of vineyards, orchards and pasture. PERFECT LOCATION to explore the region set between Nelson and Abel Tasman National Park.
Mobile (and SMS): 02102721036
Address: 238 Golden Hills Road, Richmond