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Nelson/Marlborough New Zealand


Nelson/Marlborough New Zealand
The Marlborough and Nelson region, at the top of the South Island, has a diverse palette of natural resources, offering a popular destination for tourists. The Marlborough Sounds is really paradise: fishing, boating, hiking, mountain biking and relaxation are all on the menu. Do not forget to book your accommodation in advance (especially in January and February). The mild climate of the Nelson region is ideal for the production of fine wine. Arts and crafts, fine dining, outdoor activities, and beautiful beaches are all features of this region.
Travel guides for Nelson/Marlborough: marlborough.co.nz, nelsonnz.com
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What to do in Nelson/Marlborough

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Marlborough Elite Tours    7.8 KM Blenheim
Luxury, private wine tours in safety of a BMW with your own local fully licenced driver/guide. Enjoy Marlborough wines, visit wineries and meet the owners. Learn about our wine making. Transfers from/to Christchurch, Kaikoura, Nelson, Picton, Greymouth. Day tours to Kaikoura, Nelson and the Abel Tasman. Enquire from 1 to 33 people.
Wine Tours by Bike    4.7 KM Blenheim
Fully supported bike hire for tours around the Marlborough Vineyards. Enjoy flat easy cycling on quiet roads while sampling the superb wines of the region. From our base in the centre of the vineyards there are approximately 30 wineries to explore, all within a 5 -10km radius. Our bikes are available on half or full day hire, which includes helmets, water bottles, pannier bags...
Fly-fishing with Boris Cech - NZPFGA member    1.6 KM Lake Rotoiti
An established guiding service (est. 1990) with a dedicated guide who is passionate about providing an exceptional New Zealand fly-fishing experience. Our base is situated adjacent to the Nelson Lakes National Park (100kms south of Nelson) - fishing 25 local rivers - access either by 4WD vehicle or helicopter. Wilderness overnight campouts - the ultimate NZ fly fishing adventure.
Abel Tasman sea kayaking tours    14.1 KM Motueka
Guided tours and freedom rentals in the Abel Tasman National park near Nelson, New Zealand. 1-5 day tours fully catered or self catered. One way kayak and walk options possible. Visit the famous fur seal colony, experience camping in the waterfront Department of Conservation areas along the route.
Awatea Tasman Bay Boutique Accommodation    4.4 KM Motueka
Come and explore the beautiful Abel Tasman National Park and stay in boutique accommodation with amazing views at Awatea Tasman Bay.
Abel Tasman Tours & Guided Walks/Accommodation    5.4 KM Motueka
Accommodation, and guided day walks into the beautiful Abel Tasman National Park. Accommodation, guided walk, and kayak packages available staying at our Riwaka Retreat near Motueka - including visiting our historic 'kiwi' bach in the Park. Small groups, local stories, friendly guides. Join one of our small groups or have your own guide on a personal guided walk.
Bush and Beyond    1.1 KM Motueka
Kahurangi National Park is New Zealand's second largest and most diverse park. Many of the features seen in Kahurangi are unique to this country. Because of Kahurangi's diversity, we have many trips to choose from—each of them very different from the other. There is something for all ages and fitness levels. From day walks to comfortable cottage accommodation with multi-day walks with day packs only, through to off track wilderness backpacking.
Gardens of the World    17.5 KM Nelson
A six acre garden, open to the public from 10am till dusk all year round. It is in its 15th growing season now, and is looking very established. The Garden is a dream come true, a dream to give enjoyment in a touch of paradise, to conserve unusual plants in a world where there is so much destruction. A great place for families, groups, picnics and events. A must see venue. Qual
Natural Encounters Guided Walks    1.4 KM Picton
WINTER RATES,1 - 4 day all inclusive guided walks on New Zealand's premier trail, The Queen Charlotte Track. Luxury accommodation, fine dining and spectacular scenery awaits. Includes luggage transfers, all meals and accommodation, informative local guides, optional sea kayaking and hotel transfers. Perfect for couples where one may wish to walk while the other travels to each lodge by water taxi.
Floatplane scenic flights in Marlborough Sounds,    0.5 KM Picton
Scenic flights in a floatplane covering all the Marlborough Sounds, Abel Tasman national park, Wellington and Nelson, landing and taking off the water is a thrill not to be missed , adda landing at a Hotel and have some lunch, fly back to Picton or stay the night.
Queen Charlotte Wilderness Park    36.4 KM Picton
Queen Charlotte Wilderness Park is a boat only reachable peninsula in the Outer Queen Charlotte Sound. There a visitor can experience the joy of living in harmony with nature to which the Park is now dedicated as well as enjoy the many activities that we have available.
Beachcomber Cruises Picton    0.7 KM Picton
Beachcomber Cruises Picton are the Marlborough Sounds cruise transport and Queen Charlotte Track specialists. Family owned and operated we are also the operators of the famous Magic Mail Run, the only NZ post licensed delivery service in the Queen Charlotte Sound. We offer sightseeing cruises, Queen Charlotte Track transfers, one day and multi day cruise and walk packages as well as Marlborough Sounds lodge transfers. Open for business 364 days of the year from the Picton waterfront.
Cycle tours & Mountain Bike Adventures    5.9 KM Takaka
Escape Adventures is a full-service bike company based in beautiful Golden Bay. We offer mountain bike tours, bike hire and MTB shuttles on the Heaphy track, Rameka track and other Nelson and Golden Bay tracks along with cycle tours on the Nelson-Tasman Great Taste Trail.

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Current and upcoming events in Nelson/Marlborough

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0.5 KM Blenheim
This concert showcases Marlborough Boys’ College performing talent 2021. You will enjoy our Jazz Combo, Pasifika dance sequences, MBC Stage Band, MBC Kapa Haka, Breath Mints, Kevin Moseley and Jack Banks brass duet, MBC Choir “No Girls ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: ASB Theatre Marlborough - Blenheim, Marlborough   Distance: 0.5 KM from Blenheim
11.7 KM Nelson
After a prolonged Californian lockdown, Greg Johnson is over the moon to be returning home for his nationwide tour, Time Is A Traveller, which coincides with the release of his brand-new album, Tilt Your Interior. Joining forces for Greg’s show ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Room TWENTY5 - Nelson, Nelson / Tasman   Distance: 11.7 KM from Nelson
0.9 KM Nelson
Vocalists Erica Sim and Allison Cormack, accompanied by Anne Shearer and Pauline Boyd. NCMA’s Lunchtime Concert Series is proudly sponsored by Nelson Pine Industries A merchant fee may be charged on credit card transactions. Book online and ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Nelson Centre of Musical Arts - Nelson, Nelson / Tasman   Distance: 0.9 KM from Nelson
0.9 KM Nelson
The New Zealand Doctors’ Orchestra is delighted to return to Nelson to perform Dvorák’s popular cello concerto with soloist Catherine Kwak, finalist in the 2021 National Concerto Competition, Lilburn’s Drysdale Overture and Vaughan Williams’ ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Nelson Centre of Musical Arts - Nelson, Nelson / Tasman   Distance: 0.9 KM from Nelson
0.5 KM Picton
"A guitarist of superb technical accomplishment and a musician of perception and style" - Dominion Post Matthew Marshall, "New Zealand's finest classical guitarist" (Dominion Post) will perform a stunning programme of beautiful guitar music from ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Le Cafe - Sounds, Marlborough   Distance: 0.5 KM from Picton
0.9 KM Nelson
Nelson Centre of Musical Arts once again welcomes Mike Ford - tenor horn, accompanied by Pauline Boyd. NCMA’s Lunchtime Concert Series is proudly sponsored by Nelson Pine Industries A merchant fee may be charged on credit card ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Nelson Centre of Musical Arts - Nelson, Nelson / Tasman   Distance: 0.9 KM from Nelson
0.9 KM Nelson
Nelson Centre of Musical Arts, once again welcomes pianist Zeb Wulff. NCMA’s Lunchtime Concert Series is proudly sponsored by Nelson Pine Industries A merchant fee may be charged on credit card transactions. Book online and save. Cash ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Nelson Centre of Musical Arts - Nelson, Nelson / Tasman   Distance: 0.9 KM from Nelson
3.9 KM Blenheim
Enjoy your High Tea with Live Concert in this amazing mountaintop villa in the heart of the wine capital of New Zealand. High Tea Nine savoury and sweet treats per person, all carefully and individually made Unlimited T2 Tea of your choice (we ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Mountain View Villa Luxury Lodge - Blenheim, Marlborough   Distance: 3.9 KM from Blenheim
0.8 KM Blenheim
After the covid forced cancellation of the 2020 National Contest Marlborough District Brass is excited to be competing once again in the "A" grade at the 2021 New Zealand National Brass Championships in Christchurch. The band will perform their ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Marlborough Boys' College - Blenheim, Marlborough   Distance: 0.8 KM from Blenheim
0.9 KM Nelson
Frantic fiddling, breathtaking ballads, jigs and jollity, Irish jokes, you'll have Ireland in your heart to be sure, to be sure! Starring the amazing artists Susan Boland, Alex Foster, Jessica Hindin, Paul Carnegie-Jones, Russell Dixon and Stuart ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Nelson Centre of Musical Arts - Nelson, Nelson / Tasman   Distance: 0.9 KM from Nelson
0.5 KM Blenheim
Southern Jam 2021 is just around the corner, so it's time to mark your calendars to ensure you don't miss out on this fantastic five day Jazz Festival, the only one of its kind in the South Island. Southern Jam provides a great opportunity for ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: ASB Theatre Marlborough - Blenheim, Marlborough   Distance: 0.5 KM from Blenheim
0.5 KM Blenheim
If you’re looking for a great night out in August, look no further than the Southern Jam Youth Jazz Festival! The only event of its kind in the South Island; it provides a great opportunity for young musicians to learn from other great, ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: ASB Theatre Marlborough - Blenheim, Marlborough   Distance: 0.5 KM from Blenheim
0.2 KM Nelson
Formidable indie-pop sensation and rising global superstar BENEE has today announced a nationwide regional tour for August. BENEE will visit every corner of the country, hitting eight different towns and cities throughout the month. The ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: The Trafalgar Centre - Nelson, Nelson / Tasman   Distance: 0.2 KM from Nelson
1.6 KM Nelson
The Jac is back! A year on from the COVID-enforced online release of their third studio album 'A Gathering', the band is reforming in 2021 to tour Aotearoa once again, with a follow up album 'Walking Spirits'! Featuring material from The Jac's ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Fairfield House - Nelson, Nelson / Tasman   Distance: 1.6 KM from Nelson
0.7 KM Blenheim
In August and September, the New Zealand String Quartet will perform across Aotearoa for our 2021 National Tour. Immerse yourself in astounding beauty, inspire your senses, and fire your curiosity through four centuries of string quartet ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church - Blenheim, Marlborough   Distance: 0.7 KM from Blenheim
2.4 KM Motueka
The Jac is back! A year on from the COVID-enforced online release of their third studio album 'A Gathering', the band is reforming in 2021 to tour Aotearoa once again, with a follow up album 'Walking Spirits'! Featuring material from The Jac's ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Chanel Arts Centre - Motueka, Nelson / Tasman   Distance: 2.4 KM from Motueka
0.9 KM Nelson
In August and September, the New Zealand String Quartet will perform across Aotearoa for our 2021 National Tour. Immerse yourself in astounding beauty, inspire your senses, and fire your curiosity through four centuries of string quartet ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Nelson Centre of Musical Arts - Nelson, Nelson / Tasman   Distance: 0.9 KM from Nelson
0.5 KM Blenheim
Herman’s Hermits completed a hugely successful Farewell tour of North Island venues in 2017, selling out many venues, and now in 2020 they’ve returned to finish what they started with their farewell to fans in the South Island and the nations ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: ASB Theatre Marlborough - Blenheim, Marlborough   Distance: 0.5 KM from Blenheim
0.9 KM Nelson
Bring your dancing shoes and get ready to boogie as we sing and dance the day away to your favourite hits of the 50s, 60s and 70s. Starring the amazing artists Bonaventure Allan-Moetaua, Karl Perigo, Bruce French, Grant Winterburn, Ray Eade and ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Nelson Centre of Musical Arts - Nelson, Nelson / Tasman   Distance: 0.9 KM from Nelson
14.4 KM Nelson
Bring your dancing shoes and get ready to boogie as we sing and dance the day away to your favourite hits of the 50s, 60s and 70s. Starring the amazing artists Bonaventure Allan-Moetaua, Karl Perigo, Bruce French, Grant Winterburn, Ray Eade and ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Hope Community Church - Waimea, Nelson / Tasman   Distance: 14.4 KM from Nelson
0.6 KM Nelson
It’s time to check-in to Hotel California The Eagles Experience – the captivating live concert and stage show saluting the extraordinary talent and timeless catalogue of The Eagles. With a stage full of show-stopping voices and musicians, ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Theatre Royal Nelson - Nelson, Nelson / Tasman   Distance: 0.6 KM from Nelson
0.5 KM Blenheim
It’s time to check-in to Hotel California The Eagles Experience – the captivating live concert and stage show saluting the extraordinary talent and timeless catalogue of The Eagles. With a stage full of show-stopping voices and musicians, ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: ASB Theatre Marlborough - Blenheim, Marlborough   Distance: 0.5 KM from Blenheim
14.4 KM Nelson
There's No Business Like Show Business features Glitter, glamour and show tunes, prepare to be dazzled by our amazing musical spectacular! Starring the musical talents from Susan Boland, Bonaventure Allan-Moetaua, Alex Milligan, Grant Winterburn, ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Hope Community Church - Waimea, Nelson / Tasman   Distance: 14.4 KM from Nelson
0.5 KM Blenheim
Direct from Australia, Showtime invites you to dance your way into a time warp of 70’s disco dancefloor thrillers and timeless heartfelt rock ballads with The Bee Gees Night Fever! Night Fever is jetting into town to recreate the Bee Gee’s ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: ASB Theatre Marlborough - Blenheim, Marlborough   Distance: 0.5 KM from Blenheim
0.6 KM Nelson
Direct from Australia, Showtime invites you to dance your way into a time warp of 70’s disco dancefloor thrillers and timeless heartfelt rock ballads with The Bee Gees Night Fever! Night Fever is jetting into town to recreate the Bee Gee’s ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Theatre Royal Nelson - Nelson, Nelson / Tasman   Distance: 0.6 KM from Nelson
    1.8 KM Motueka
Start your Sunday morning with a fresh coffee, taste the delicious treats, enjoy the enthusiastic atmosphere and pick up your fresh produce to take home. The Motueka Sunday Market has everything from your essential fruit and vegetable, to gourmet ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Decks Reserve - Motueka, Nelson / Tasman   Distance: 1.8 KM from Motueka

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Camping and overnight campervan parking in Nelson/Marlborough

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Rsa Rsl Picton    0.5 KM Picton
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers   (Fees Apply)
 
Blenheim Motorcamp And Back Packers    1.1 KM Blenheim
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Shopping   (Fees Apply)
 
Picton Top 10 Holiday Park    1.2 KM Picton
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Showers, Shopping   (Fees Apply)
 
Kerr Bay Nelson Lakes National Park    1.3 KM Lake Rotoiti
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Toilets   (Fees Apply)
 
West Bay Nelson Lakes National Park    2 KM Lake Rotoiti
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Showers   (Fees Apply)
 
Nelson City Carpark 230 Vanguard St    2.2 KM Nelson
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Shopping   (Fees Apply)
 
Motueka Camping Ground Holiday Park    2.4 KM Motueka
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Power, Laundry, Wi-Fi   (Fees Apply)
 
Kohaihai River Camp Karamea    3.3 KM Karamea
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers   (Fees Apply)
 
Picton Ferry South Island Parklands Camp    3.3 KM Picton
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Toilets   (Fees Apply)
 
Tahuna Beach Holiday Park    3.7 KM Nelson
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers   (Fees Apply)
 
Maitai Valley Motor Camp    4.2 KM Nelson
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Power, Laundry   (Fees Apply)
 
Riverlands Roadhouse Blenheim Campers    6 KM Blenheim
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Toilets   (Fees Apply)
 
Picton Freeths Road Reserve Koromiko    6.2 KM Picton
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Toilets   Free
 
Owens River Recreational Reserve Murchison    6.8 KM Kawatiri
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Power, Laundry   (Fees Apply)
 
Canvastown Hotel And Camp Ground    8.1 KM Havelock
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Power, Laundry   (Fees Apply)
 
Takaka Hill Uruwhenua Bridge Nelson Tasman    8.4 KM Takaka
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets   Free
 
Mahau Sound Double Bay Beach    8.7 KM Havelock
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers   Free
 
Double Bay Marlborough Mahu Sound    9 KM Picton
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets   Free
 
Nelson Lakes National Park    9.3 KM Kawatiri
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers   (Fees Apply)
 
Lyell Gold Rush Town    10.6 KM Inangahua
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Toilets   (Fees Apply)
 
Whites Bay Camping Spot    11.6 KM Picton
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers   (Fees Apply)
 
Rarangi Camp Area Rarangi Beach    13.1 KM Picton
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers   (Fees Apply)
 
Cobb River Free And Toilet Available    13.8 KM Takaka
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Toilets   Free
 
Marah Marahau Old MacDonalds Farm Park    14.3 KM Motueka
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Power   (Fees Apply)
 
Rai Valley Village Marlborough    16.2 KM Havelock
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Power, Laundry   Free
 
Pelorous Bridge Scenic Reserve    16.4 KM Havelock
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers   (Fees Apply)
 
Rai Valley Tavern Main Road Rai Valley    16.6 KM Havelock
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers   (Fees Apply)
 
Rai Valley Carluke Reserve Riverside    16.7 KM Havelock
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Power, Laundry   Free
 
Totaranui Camp Base For Abel Tasman National Park    19.3 KM Takaka
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers   (Fees Apply)
 
Awatere Valley Blairich Bridge Picnic Area    19.8 KM Blenheim
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Showers   Free
 
Motueka River Valley Mclean Picnic Area    24.2 KM Motueka
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers   Free
 
Seddonville Holiday Park    33.7 KM Inangahua
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers   (Fees Apply)
 
Taimate Lake Elterwater    34.8 KM Blenheim
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Showers   Free
 
Anatori River Free Camping Spot    43.8 KM Takaka
Overnight campervan parking - No facilities   Free

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