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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.
Mapua Homestay, Farmstay, Hosted Self-catering
Prices from $220 to $250 per couple
30 minutes from both Nelson & the Abel Tasman National Park
Situated on the Ruby Coast Scenic Drive between Nelson and Motueka enroute to the Abel Tasman National Park, with spectacular sea and mountain views, our two coastal cottages, Wheki Cottage & the Barn, comprise two bedrooms, an upstairs and downstairs bedroom with all mod-cons for 5-7 persons.
Mobile (and SMS): 0212225066
Address: 146 Aporo Rd, Tasman
Richmond B&B, Farmstay, Hosted Self-catering
Prices from $145 to $250 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
Nelson Lakes Farmstay, Hosted Self-catering
Prices from $150 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, RD2, Nelson.
Richmond Farmstay, Hosted Self-catering
Prices from $155 to $245 per couple
10 mins from Richmond, 25 mins from Nelson, 45mins from Abel Tasman Park,
Top rated 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
Mapua Farmstay, Hosted Self-catering
640 Neudorf Rd, Upper Moutere, 45mins from Nelson City
Stay at your own castle! The Mudcastle offers multi-night self-catering group accommodation in a stunning location for up to 16 guests in 8 bedrooms. Located in the heart of the Nelson region, explore nearby Kahurangi and Abel Tasman National Parks, vineyards, craft brewers & local artists.
Phone: 03 543 2113
Address: 640 Neudorf Road Upper Moutere, Tasman, New Zealand