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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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0.9 KM Nelson
Fresh off 2 sell out concerts at the Wellington Jazz Festival we present The Committee: “Jazz in the 21st Century” Mat Fieldes has spent 25 years based in New York and touring the world, playing and recording with such legends as Ornette ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Nelson Centre of Musical Arts - Nelson, Nelson / Tasman   Distance: 0.9 KM from Nelson
1.6 KM Nelson
Klezmer Rebs perform in concert in Nelson. Hearing Klezmer Rebs live expect a big band and vocal arrangements of genuine old klezmer tunes – from the lively genuine Yiddish wedding music (freylachs and bulgars) to the delicate slice of life ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Fairfield House - Nelson, Nelson / Tasman   Distance: 1.6 KM from Nelson
0.9 KM Nelson
Grand Opening Concert Welcome to the Adam Summer Celebration! Opening with New Zealander Claire Cowan’s charming Latin-inspired work, moving to Spain for Ravel’s colourful Don Quichotte songs and further east for Smetana’s heartfelt 2nd ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Nelson Centre of Musical Arts - Nelson, Nelson / Tasman   Distance: 0.9 KM from Nelson
0.9 KM Nelson
Romance The concert opens with our virtuoso marimbist Naoto Segawa dazzling us with South African composer Peter Klatzow’s “Dances of Earth and Fire”, and continues with Anna Leese’s specially curated set of songs, in partnership with ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Nelson Centre of Musical Arts - Nelson, Nelson / Tasman   Distance: 0.9 KM from Nelson
4.5 KM Motueka
Feel the heartbeat of the earth. An uplifting night of Didgeridoo & West African Drums! Sika & Koffie join together in concert for the first time ever. Two masters of their crafts with enough positive energy to raise the roof! Hypnotic drum ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Riverside Community Cultural Centre - Motueka, Nelson / Tasman   Distance: 4.5 KM from Motueka
0.8 KM Nelson
The next generation of young New Zealand musicians will come together as touring ensemble, to present music by, Vivaldi, Handel, Corelli, Charpantier, and premier of Concerto Grosso by emerging composer Rakuto Kurano. Program include Vivaldi's Double ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Nelson Christ Church Cathedral - Nelson, Nelson / Tasman   Distance: 0.8 KM from Nelson
0.8 KM Blenheim
The next generation of young New Zealand musicians will come together as touring ensemble, to present music by, Vivaldi, Handel, Corelli, Charpantier, and premier of Concerto Grosso by emerging composer Rakuto Kurano. Program include Vivaldi's Double ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Church of the Nativity - Blenheim, Marlborough   Distance: 0.8 KM from Blenheim
12.4 KM Blenheim
The lads from Ha the Unclear will hit the main stage. In 2017 they played to a sell-out crowd at the Harvest Concert. You do NOT want to miss this. Upfront we have Big Scout and Team Scary.....local and loud. Framingham Wines will be flowing, ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Framingham Wines - Blenheim, Marlborough   Distance: 12.4 KM from Blenheim
1.3 KM Blenheim
The Summer Concert Series 2021! Brought to you by Marlborough 4 Fun. The Summer Concerts are a series of 3 free, family-friendly outdoor concerts, held in various locations around the Marlborough Region. The concerts feature entirely local ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Pollard Park - Blenheim, Marlborough   Distance: 1.3 KM from Blenheim
1.6 KM Nelson
Feel the heartbeat of the earth. An uplifting night of Didgeridoo & West African Drums. It's also Valentine's Day, so a perfect opportunity to gather together and feel the love! Sika & Koffie have joined forces for this special concert. Two ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Fairfield House - Nelson, Nelson / Tasman   Distance: 1.6 KM from Nelson
0.5 KM Blenheim
The Howard Morrison Quartet Take Two, featuring Howard Morrison Jnr, Russell Harrison, Chris Powley and Andre King, take to the road in October with a two hour show to celebrate and recreate the magic of the NZ entertainment phenomenon that was the ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: ASB Theatre Marlborough - Blenheim, Marlborough   Distance: 0.5 KM from Blenheim
0.6 KM Nelson
Join The Howard Morrison Quartet Take Two, featuring Howard Morrison Jnr, Russell Harrison, Chris Powley and Andre King as they celebrate and recreate the magic of the New Zealand entertainment phenomenon that was the original Howard Morrison Quartet ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Theatre Royal Nelson - Nelson, Nelson / Tasman   Distance: 0.6 KM from Nelson
11.3 KM Blenheim
The Summer Concert Series 2021! Brought to you by Marlborough 4 Fun. The Summer Concerts are a series of 3 free, family-friendly outdoor concerts, held in various locations around the Marlborough Region. The concerts feature entirely local ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Renwick Rugby Grounds - Renwick, Marlborough   Distance: 11.3 KM from Blenheim
3.9 KM Blenheim
Relax with soulful music, food and wine while enjoying the magnificent view of the surrounding vineyards, mountain and sea views from this beautiful villa in the wine capital of New Zealand. Featuring Alannah Prins of Voxy Music who has the voice of ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Mountain View Villa Luxury Lodge - Blenheim, Marlborough   Distance: 3.9 KM from Blenheim
0.9 KM Nelson
The Adam Summer School returns to Nelson in February, showcasing rising young stars of string and piano performance from around New Zealand. In its 27-year history, the Adam Summer School has seen more than 350 students attending the school, many ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Nelson Centre of Musical Arts - Nelson, Nelson / Tasman   Distance: 0.9 KM from Nelson
0.9 KM Nelson
The Adam Summer School returns to Nelson in February, showcasing rising young stars of string and piano performance from all around New Zealand. In its 27 year history, the Adam Summer School has seen more than 350 students attending the school, many ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Nelson Centre of Musical Arts - Nelson, Nelson / Tasman   Distance: 0.9 KM from Nelson
0.9 KM Nelson
The Adam Summer School returns to Nelson in February, showcasing rising young stars of string and piano performance from all around New Zealand. In its 27 year history, the Adam Summer School has seen more than 350 students attending the school, many ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Nelson Centre of Musical Arts - Nelson, Nelson / Tasman   Distance: 0.9 KM from Nelson
2.4 KM Motueka
Violinist Fiona Pears and guitarist Connor Hartley-Hall share a love of Gypsy jazz. This music was originally made famous by legendary guitarist Django Reinhardt and French virtuoso violinist Stéphane Grappelli, when they formed the 'Quintette du ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Chanel Arts Centre - Motueka, Nelson / Tasman   Distance: 2.4 KM from Motueka
17.4 KM Nelson
Violinist Fiona Pears and guitarist Connor Hartley-Hall share a love of Gypsy jazz. This music was originally made famous by legendary guitarist Django Reinhardt and French virtuoso violinist Stéphane Grappelli, when they formed the 'Quintette du ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: The Playhouse Cafe and Theatre - Nelson, Nelson / Tasman   Distance: 17.4 KM from Nelson
0.5 KM Picton
The Summer Concert Series 2021! Brought to you by Marlborough 4 Fun. The Summer Concerts are a series of 3 free, family-friendly outdoor concerts, held in various locations around the Marlborough Region. The concerts feature entirely local ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Picton Foreshore - Picton, Marlborough   Distance: 0.5 KM from Picton
0.6 KM Nelson
It’s more than just a show, it’s the Nelson Scouts Gangshow! That’s right, our fun-filled family variety show for young and old is back for another season. Book your tickets now for an evening of well-known songs and sketches for the ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Theatre Royal Nelson - Nelson, Nelson / Tasman   Distance: 0.6 KM from Nelson
    0.2 KM Nelson
The Ten Tenors are postponing their near sold-out 2020 tour and have secured new dates for 2021. All tickets remain valid for the new dates. Box Offices around the country are currently overwhelmed with inquiries so please just hold onto your ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: The Trafalgar Centre - Nelson, Nelson / Tasman   Distance: 0.2 KM from Nelson
0.5 KM Blenheim
New Zealand’s most accomplished performers, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa protégé Ipu Laga’aia, tenor Chris McRae, musical theatre stars Sophie Morris and Rutene Spooner, and music legend Laughton Kora join forces with The New Zealand String Quartet to ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: ASB Theatre Marlborough - Blenheim, Marlborough   Distance: 0.5 KM from Blenheim
0.9 KM Nelson
Yee-haw! Giddy up as our all star cast transports you to the home of country music showcasing the likes of John Denver, Dolly Parton and Johnny Cash. Starring Karl Perigo, Bruce French, Grant Winterburn, Marian Burns, Pat Urlich, Ray Eade and ...
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
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
    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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