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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
Louis Lucas-Perry has been learning the piano since the age of 10. Louis gained a Bachelor’s degree from Victoria University of Wellington under the guidance of Jian Liu and received both the Expressions Piano Trust Prize and the NZSM Director’s ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Nelson Centre of Musical Arts - Nelson, Nelson / Tasman   Distance: 0.9 KM from Nelson
    0.9 KM Nelson
NCMA welcomes vocalist Tessa Quayle to our lunchtime concert series. 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. ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Nelson Centre of Musical Arts - Nelson, Nelson / Tasman   Distance: 0.9 KM from Nelson
    6 KM Takaka
Have a fun afternoon out in Takaka when you come along to a concert in the library for NZ Music Month! Jed Bright and some of his musical friends will be playing music in all kinds of styles, so there'll be something for everyone to enjoy. Bring ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Takaka Memorial Library - Golden Bay, Nelson / Tasman   Distance: 6 KM from Takaka
    0.9 KM Nelson
Performing Beethoven Sonata No 5 in D major, op 102 no 2 and Greig sonata in A minor op 36 Lissa studied cello at Auckland University with Coral Bognuda graduating with BMusHons, followed by a postgraduate degree, PGDipRAM, from the Royal Academy ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Nelson Centre of Musical Arts - Nelson, Nelson / Tasman   Distance: 0.9 KM from Nelson
    0.9 KM Nelson
Timothy is a lyric baritone originally from Auckland, currently residing in Greymouth. He graduated with a Bachelor of Music in singing from the University of Waikato in 2012. He moved to Vienna in October 2013 to further his vocal education. He ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Nelson Centre of Musical Arts - Nelson, Nelson / Tasman   Distance: 0.9 KM from Nelson
    0.9 KM Nelson
Organ concert 'Heavenly Bodies' Played by David Burchell, Dunedin City Organist. With Matariki approaching, David will play a short programme for of music for the organ inspired by heavenly bodies – stars, planets, sun and moon. The concert ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Nelson Centre of Musical Arts - Nelson, Nelson / Tasman   Distance: 0.9 KM from Nelson
    0.9 KM Nelson
Kyoko Takashima presents a selection of colourful and playful genre pillars by Bach, Debussy and Chopin. Kyoko arrived in New Zealand in March of 2021 and she now lives in Nelson. Formerly a lecturer of piano at Osaka College of Music in Japan, Kyoko ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Nelson Centre of Musical Arts - Nelson, Nelson / Tasman   Distance: 0.9 KM from Nelson
    0.9 KM Nelson
What promises to be an audio spectacle, the Nelson Symphony Orchestra will perform two triple concertos, each for piano, violin and cello and performed by NZTrio. Prolific Beethoven will match off against energetic Gareth Farr and the concert will ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Nelson Centre of Musical Arts - Nelson, Nelson / Tasman   Distance: 0.9 KM from Nelson
    0.9 KM Nelson
NCMA Cello Ensemble was formed in 2019 and has performed a lunchtime concert at the NCMA each year since, as well as performing at the Nelson Arts Festival and NCMA Emerge concerts in 2020 and 2021. The members for 2022 are Lissa, James, Kate, ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Nelson Centre of Musical Arts - Nelson, Nelson / Tasman   Distance: 0.9 KM from Nelson
    0.6 KM Nelson
The World of Musicals Concert has graced stages across the globe and features a world-class ensemble of multi-talented performing artists who exquisitely recreate classic hits, fused with emotive ballads, big-screen anthems and iconic show ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Theatre Royal Nelson - Nelson, Nelson / Tasman   Distance: 0.6 KM from Nelson
    0.5 KM Blenheim
The World of Musicals Concert has graced stages across the globe and features a world-class ensemble of multi-talented performing artists who exquisitely recreate classic hits, fused with emotive ballads, big-screen anthems and iconic show ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: ASB Theatre Marlborough - Blenheim, Marlborough   Distance: 0.5 KM from Blenheim
    0.9 KM Nelson
NCMA welcomes the Nelson Jazz Club's Dixie Swing to our lunchtime concert series. 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
    7.3 KM Blenheim
FIRST LIGHT Reflection, Regeneration, Release Join us this June and July for three thoughtfully curated programmes reflecting on our place in this world - meditating on life, loss and rebirth as we mark the first-ever official public holiday ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Cloudy Bay Vineyard - Blenheim, Marlborough   Distance: 7.3 KM from Blenheim
0.5 KM Blenheim
Mark your calendars for Southern Jam 2022! Stay tuned for more information about Southern Jam Youth Jazz Festival Finale event. The Southern Jam Youth Jazz Festival Finale Gala features each SJAM school jazz band and concludes with an amazing ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: ASB Theatre Marlborough - Blenheim, Marlborough   Distance: 0.5 KM from Blenheim
    1.2 KM Blenheim
Walk of Light is a creative kids initiative recognising that after two years of global isolation and introspection it’s time to take gentle steps of light and hope. Imagine, the Taylor river dotted with Marlborough’s voices, community weaving ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Taylor River Reserve - Blenheim, Marlborough   Distance: 1.2 KM from Blenheim
    0.9 KM Nelson
This concert, conducted by Peter Scholes who is a well-known clarinetist, composer, conductor and musical director of the long-established Auckland Chamber Orchestra, presents a “Beyond the Horizon” programme. It is a celebration of recent ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Nelson Centre of Musical Arts - Nelson, Nelson / Tasman   Distance: 0.9 KM from Nelson
    0.6 KM Nelson
The outrageously funny Kevin Bloody Wilson returns to NZ, bringing Kiwi’s another side-splitting dose of his original fair-dinkum Aussie humour supported by Jenny Talia from Australia. Since releasing his first hugely popular album “Your Average ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Theatre Royal Nelson - Nelson, Nelson / Tasman   Distance: 0.6 KM from Nelson
    0.5 KM Blenheim
The outrageously funny KEVIN BLOODY WILSON returns to NZ, bringing Kiwi’s another side-spitting dose of his original fair-dinkum Aussie humour supported by Jenny Talia from Australia. Since releasing his first hugely popular album “Your ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: ASB Theatre Marlborough - Blenheim, Marlborough   Distance: 0.5 KM from Blenheim
    0.6 KM Nelson
Get the electrifying concert experience of Tina Turner with this full stage production brimming with Tina hits from the 60s, 70s, 80s & 90s. Featuring the powerful, raspy vocals and thrilling stage presence of Caroline Borole live on stage, ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Theatre Royal Nelson - Nelson, Nelson / Tasman   Distance: 0.6 KM from Nelson
    0.5 KM Blenheim
Get the electrifying concert experience of Tina Turner with this full stage production brimming with Tina hits from the 60s, 70s, 80s & 90s. Featuring the powerful, raspy vocals and thrilling stage presence of Caroline Borole live on stage, ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: ASB Theatre Marlborough - Blenheim, Marlborough   Distance: 0.5 KM from Blenheim
    0.5 KM Blenheim
To celebrate 160 years of brass banding service to Marlborough, the Marlborough District Brass Band will perform a special public concert in ASB Theatre Marlborough at Labour weekend 2022. The band's proud history dates back to October 1861 when a ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: ASB Theatre Marlborough - Blenheim, Marlborough   Distance: 0.5 KM from Blenheim
    0.5 KM Blenheim
Brilliant Brass - NEW DATE The Band celebrates 160 years of brass band music in Marlborough with a variety concert highlighting music from the past three musical director eras covering 60 years. Join the Band as they move through Brass Band Bounce ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: ASB Theatre Marlborough - Blenheim, Marlborough   Distance: 0.5 KM from Blenheim
    0.9 KM Nelson
Amalia Hall is the violin soloist in the centrepiece of this exciting concert of the sounds of Scotland; Celtic Connections. Amalia will perform the well-known concerto by Max Bruch. Other works are by Mendelssohn, Maxwell Davies and ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Nelson Centre of Musical Arts - Nelson, Nelson / Tasman   Distance: 0.9 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
    0.2 KM Nelson
PRE-REGISTRATION The Ultimate Retro Party is being scheduled for October 2023 and will visit multiple venues in New Zealand and not just Auckland which has been normal for past concerts of this genre. We have pencilled in Auckland & Nelson plus ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: The Trafalgar Centre - Nelson, Nelson / Tasman   Distance: 0.2 KM from Nelson

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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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