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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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    2.2 KM Blenheim
Spring Fest is a youth-focused event highlighting young people and their talents whilst celebrating Mental Health Awareness Week! Headlining this event are some of Marlboroughs very own superstars; Jarah Timms, Parehuia Barron, Rebekah Kerby & Sam ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Marlborough A&P Showgrounds - Blenheim, Marlborough   Distance: 2.2 KM from Blenheim
    2.2 KM Blenheim
The Sunday Marlborough Farmers' Market is based on supporting local, fresh and seasonal produce and products. There are great prices and bargains to be found with freshness and taste because you know it has been picked, grown, farmed, fished, ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Marlborough A&P Showgrounds - Blenheim, Marlborough   Distance: 2.2 KM from Blenheim
    0.6 KM Nelson
Dust off those musical theatre cobwebs and return to your seats to indulge in the magic of the very best songs from stage and screen. Showcasing an all-star cast of New Zealand voices from the international stage, this glittering concert of ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Theatre Royal Nelson - Nelson, Nelson / Tasman   Distance: 0.6 KM from Nelson
    19.9 KM Blenheim
Since 2012 The Woolshed Tour has been a highlight on rural calendars, bringing a riotous night of entertainment to well over 100 woolsheds from Taumarunui to Tasman to Tuatapere and beyond. Spring 2020 sees the smash-hit Woolshed Tour return with a ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Tyntesfield - Blenheim, Marlborough   Distance: 19.9 KM from Blenheim
    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
This show is postponed until 27 September. Tickets are valid for the new date. Nayland College proudly presents a showcase of performing arts featuring the very best of Music, Dance and Drama. We welcome you to sit back and enjoy our 2020 ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Theatre Royal Nelson - Nelson, Nelson / Tasman   Distance: 0.6 KM from Nelson
    0.6 KM Nelson
Hip-hop/jazz project headed by rapper Tom Scott, with an enviable cast of musicians — “a huge learned journey borne of lived experience”. In a debut performance for the region, Tom Scott brings his hip-hop/jazz project, Avantdale Bowling ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Theatre Royal Nelson - Nelson, Nelson / Tasman   Distance: 0.6 KM from Nelson
    0.6 KM Nelson
TINA Simply The Best has two shows at Nelson Theatre Royal on Sunday 1 November at 2pm and 7pm. Get the electrifying concert experience of Tina Turner with this full stage production brimming with Tina hits from the 60s, 70s, 80s & ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Theatre Royal Nelson - Nelson, Nelson / Tasman   Distance: 0.6 KM from Nelson
    0.9 KM Nelson
A chance meeting in Christchurch in 2014 ultimately led to the unlikely, but superb, combination of two of New Zealand’s pre-eminent musicians - outstanding classical pianist, Michael Houstoun, and foremost jazz trombonist, big band leader, jazz ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Nelson Centre of Musical Arts - Nelson, Nelson / Tasman   Distance: 0.9 KM from Nelson
    0.6 KM Nelson
The New Zealand Army Band is hugely excited to be going on tour presenting, ‘New Zealand Army Band Live’. This follows our recent sold-out concert in the Christchurch Town Hall post lockdown. During the lockdown, the Army Band kept busy by ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Theatre Royal Nelson - Nelson, Nelson / Tasman   Distance: 0.6 KM from Nelson
    17.4 KM Nelson
It's FRIDAY the 13th at The Playhouse theatre restaurant. "Not just another bloody magic show!" with Kiwi horror Illusionist, Andre Vegas and company. Horror, magic and comedy mixed up with a little blood and guts. Dress up in your favourite ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: The Playhouse - Waimea, Nelson / Tasman   Distance: 17.4 KM from Nelson
    0.6 KM Nelson
Imperfect Offering presents the music of the great singer-songwriter-poet Leonard Cohen. This acclaimed nine-piece band have sold-out concerts and created a huge audience following all over the North Island: “Utterly blown away, wow, just ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Theatre Royal Nelson - Nelson, Nelson / Tasman   Distance: 0.6 KM from Nelson
    11.4 KM Nelson
With so much to see and do you won't be bored. There is a Carnival, Laser Tag, food court, musical entertainment from Madsen Promotions, Strongman Competition, Equestrian events, dog trials, market & trade stalls, shearing, wood chopping, Animal ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Richmond Park Showgrounds - Waimea, Nelson / Tasman   Distance: 11.4 KM from Nelson
    0.5 KM Blenheim
Teddy Bears Picnic Cushion Concert is a picnic in the 'park', in the Convention Centre. Bring your family, picnic rug and food, and join Marlborough District Brass Band for a evening of light interactive family entertainment. Chairs will be ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Marlborough Convention Centre - Blenheim, Marlborough   Distance: 0.5 KM from Blenheim
    0.6 KM Nelson
It's time to secure your seats to the ABBA show that everyone loves and adores! Direct from Australia, the world’s premier live ABBA tribute is back by popular demand after a sell-out mega NZ concert tour in 2018! Far from being ‘just another ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Theatre Royal Nelson - Nelson, Nelson / Tasman   Distance: 0.6 KM from Nelson
    0.5 KM Picton
Picton Christmas Parade and Carols is a family event. The volunteer committee of nine start orgainising the parade in June. We encourage community organisations and businesses to participate. Registration forms can be picked up from Pictons First ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Picton Foreshore - Picton, Marlborough   Distance: 0.5 KM from Picton
    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
    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
    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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