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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.
Abel Tasman National Park area
Prices from $1200 to $2500 per couple
50 minutes from Nelson
Moonraker House is an exclusive boutique, luxury Bed & Breakfast that is available for hire. Nestled in the native tree canopy, it overlooks the iconic Split Apple Rock and the Nelson and Kaikoura ranges. This property is a short distance to the Abel Tasman National Park.
Prices from $265 per couple
35 minutes west of Nelson heading for the Able Tasman Park
A romantic fairytale hideaway, the Boot is a totally private cottage nestled in a hazelnut grove. The sunny courtyard has an openfire and inside there is another fire in the cosy lounge. The queen sized bedroom is up the spiral stairs and has a balcony looking out over the garden.
Address: 320 Aporo Road, RD 1
Prices from $460 to $670 per couple
Approx 30 mins from Nelson City, handy to Abel Tasman Park
Exquisitely special place in an oasis of warm hospitality on a fifth generation apple & pear orchard featuring wonderful gardens. 4 guest suites, each designed and furnished for the ultimate in comfort with luxurious bathrooms, Wake to a delicious gourmet breakfast on the deck overlooking the pool.
Prices from $295 to $355 per couple
5 minutes walk to Nelson City Centre
Cambria House, is a gracious restored Victorian villa in the inner city, with modern facilities and ground floor rooms. We provide free internet access, with wireless throughout the house, gourmet breakfasts, off-street parking, travel advice and excellent service.
Prices from $195 to $225 per couple
Located in the heart of Nelson city - 5 min walk to CBD
Welcome to the Baywick Inn. In our 'new' Victorian cottage we provide a luxury suite with a private outdoor patio, ensuite, sunroom and refreshment area & fabulous gourmet breakfasts, free WIFI,with Genuine Kiwi/Canadian hospitality and a 'Trip Advisor Hall of Fame' winner 2011- 2015.
Prices from $180 to $295 per couple
Mapua/Ruby Bay 35 minutes from Nelson
A stunning setting. Choose from our Luxury Bed and Breakfast in our homestead or one of our two self contained cottages,
Abel Tasman National Park area lodge accommodation
Prices from $825 to $1095 per couple
15 minutes from Abel Tasman, 45 minutes from Nelson.
The Resurgence is Nelson's wilderness lodge and the closest 5-star Lodge to the Abel Tasman. Gourmet Dinner B&B with 4-course farm-to-table dining (or a 3-course platter if you want the occasional casual evening alone). Pool, spa, sauna and gym. Ideal for active couples who enjoy good food & nature.
Prices from $450 to $500 per couple
30 mins from Nelson airport & Abel Tasman National Park
Welcome to Almyra luxury waterfront accommodation set in extensive secluded grounds on an elevated sheltered site on Kina Peninsula, designed for couples looking for a world class experience and special place to stay to unwind or use as a base for exploring the wonderful Nelson and Tasman regions
Prices from $175 to $500 per couple
In Golden Bay, 15 minutes north of Takaka
Stunning, absolute beachfront location on a quiet, sandy beach. This romantic lodging is purpose-built, offering space and privacy. Central location for Kahurangi and Abel Tasman National Parks and Farewell Spit in an area well know for artisans and its relaxed casual lifestyle.
15 Minute stroll to Mapua Wharf. 30 minute drive to Nelson.
A boutique B & B set on an acre and a half of native landscaped gardens , overlooking a private lagoon with a bridge to small island. Within a 15 minute stroll to Mapua Village & Historic Wharf, with its restaurants, bars, cafes and shops, Art & craft studios. Near to award winning wineries & brewer
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