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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.
Prices from $85 to $2000
in the middle of Golden Bay, 8minutes from Takaka, 1.5h from Nelson
Hack ‘ n Stay the unique Horse Backpacker in the middle of Golden Bay. 1.5 h from Nelson, 8 min from Takaka with own beach access to stunning Patons Rock Beach.
Quality rides and horse welfare is very important to us. Horsemanship and even hands on when getting the hacks ready is part of your experience. From 2h up to overnighter rides. We are happy to see you happy. You can also stay in our funky farm house with horse themed rooms or park up at our car park to explore even more around beautiful Golden Bay.
Off road trails to and along the beach, small grou
Abel Tasman National Park area
Marahau, 25 mins drive from Motueka
Is riding down a golden sandy beach on your bucket list?
Have you ever dreamed of riding through gently lapping waves with a sea breeze playing in your hair?
Don’t wait any longer.
Come out with Abel Tasman Horse Trekking for a ride that will realise your adventure.
At Abel Tasman Horse Trekking we provide quality trekking experiences right on the doorstep of the famous Abel Tasman National Park. For ages 12 and over we offer two-hour guided rides on the golden sands of the Marahau Beach, including a lesson in our sandy arena. For younger children we offer half-h
Address: 305 Sandy Bay Rd, Marahau
Other Rural Nelson
45 minutes from Motueka, 1.5 hours from Nelson
Baton Run Horse Treks offers quality horses on tracks less travelled bordering Kahurangi National Park.
Come and explore five different valleys and choose between one to five days treks.
All treks include accommodation, home cooked food & wine. We are more than happy to tailor a trek to suit your needs.
Phone: 03 522 4164
Address: 1360 Baton Valley Road, RD1, Motueka
Other Rural Nelson
Prices from $25 to $180
15 minutes North of Nelson
Cable Bay Adventure Park is Nelson's adventure playground. Only 15 minutes north of Nelson. We have a range of outdoor activities to suit the whole family. You may only have an hour or two or maybe you want to make a day of it. Either way you`ll have an unforgettable kiwi experience with Cable Bay Adventure Park.
First off is the Worlds one and only Skywire - Crossed between a Gondola and a Flying fox. Has you soaring 150 metres above stunning native bush, reaching speeds up to a 100 kmph. Allow 1hr for the whole experience.
We also have Quad biking, paintball and th
Freephone: 0800 157 300
Address: 194 Cable Bay Rd, Hira
Other Rural Nelson
Prices from $80 to $open
We are 2 .5 hours from Nelson
Pam, James and the team offer you some fantastic riding in our beautiful, untouched, corner of the New Zealand. Ride the famous Wharariki Beach, or check out the view over Farewell Spit. And much, much more...... "We won't just take you for a ride" Kiwi owned and operated with our unique kiwi flair!
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Check out the Nelson accommodation page of the New Zealand B&B guide, which includes bed and breakfast's, farmstays, homestays, vineyard stays and self-catering accommodation. Or perhaps you would prefer luxury accommodation in nelson?