Summer Holiday :: Nelson Style


At the top of the South Island Nelson is calling out to get you back to nature; Abel Tasman National Park, kayaking and long walks on flat sandy beaches. Of course, the town of Nelson doesn’t disappoint with its quaint shops and cafes!

Sound like a place you need to GO?

With Bluebridge Ferry’s 25% off discount – Hurry it ends tonight at midnight! It’s an easy trip and fun for the whole family!

The SylvanSport GO is an easy tag along to have for your accommodation in Nelson. For an additional $100 its worth taking the GO to explore and camp in some of the greatest spots around Nelson!

If you’re looking for a traditional campground with all the amenities you can’t go wrong with the Tahuna Beach Motor Camp. Grassy sites with heaps of activities your family will love: Mini Golf, large open grassy areas for your own games of footy, touch or backyard cricket, 3 playgrounds and a trampoline. Best of all it is a short walk to sandy beaches, perfect for sand castle building and watching boats go by.

Looking to get out and explore the bush? Abel Tasman National Park is an easy and beautiful hour-long drive along the Coastal Highway. Some of the best views in Abel Tasman come from a kayak. Good news you can carry up to 12 on your GO – so bring your friends! There are also multiple companies who will rent and give you the best tour of the area by sea.

As you explore and soak in all that Nelson has to offer don’t forget to include a visit to Rabbit Island. From the centre of Nelson it’s a short 30 min drive. Be sure to have your bikes and a picnic lunch packed. The miles of hard packed sandy beach is perfect for biking, long strolls and then finding a secluded spot for a picnic lunch or dinner. The island is part of the Waimea Estuary and also covered in pine plantations owned by the Tasman District Council. These pine plantations make for great mountain biking! Check out more at Conifer Park Mountain Bike Tracks.

With so much to do in Nelson you may end up extending your holiday!

Get GOing and enjoy Nelson this summer!

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