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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 Picton
Picton Christmas Parade is held on the first Sunday in December - Sunday 5 December 2021. This is a free fun family event. The parade participants gather at the Picton Police Station, Broadway, Picton. The parade with approximately 30 entrants ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Picton Foreshore - Picton, Marlborough   Distance: 0.5 KM from Picton
    1.3 KM Blenheim
Marlborough's iconic Christmas event. Marlborough Christmas in the Park Concert this year features the Marlborough Brass Band and debuting this year the Mitre10 Mega Marlborough Children's Christmas Choir. Bring a picnic blanket, enjoy singing ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Pollard Park - Blenheim, Marlborough   Distance: 1.3 KM from Blenheim
    11 KM Takaka
The Gypsy Pickers look forward to entertaining locals and travelers at popular Kotare Sands cafe-bar in Pohara. Everyone welcome! "Hot rhythms and feel-good music with the power of soul!" The GYPSY PICKERS are a multi-instrument duo, known for ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Kotare Sands Cafe Bar - Golden Bay, Nelson / Tasman   Distance: 11 KM from Takaka
11.3 KM Blenheim
A summer day concert in the sun. Starts 2pm with a couple of cover bands bands, followed by the Rolling Stones on the big stage outside. Bands to be confirmed and will be updated Outdoor bar, food and sun. Drink Specials Courtesy Van on ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Woodbourne Tavern & Motels - Renwick, Marlborough   Distance: 11.3 KM from Blenheim
    0.5 KM Blenheim
To celebrate 160 years of service to Marlborough, the Marlborough District Brass Band will perform a special public concert in ASB Theatre Marlborough at Waitangi weekend 2022. The band's proud history dates back to October 1861 when a meeting of ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: ASB Theatre Marlborough - Blenheim, Marlborough   Distance: 0.5 KM from Blenheim
1.3 KM Blenheim
Marlborough 4 Fun's traditional Blenheim Summer Concert, featuring our exceptionally talented Marlborough District Brass Band! Grab your picnic blankets and chairs and join us for this family-friendly Summer Concert, as we enjoy live music and ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Pollard Park - Blenheim, Marlborough   Distance: 1.3 KM from Blenheim
    0.5 KM Picton
Marlborough 4 Fun's Summer Concert Series are back with Music in the Parks! 3 Free, Live Music Concerts for all to enjoy at various regions of Marlborough - Blenheim, Renwick, and Picton! Grab your picnic blankets and chairs and join us for this ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Picton Foreshore - Picton, Marlborough   Distance: 0.5 KM from Picton
14.6 KM Motueka
Aotearoa’s Dub & Bass heavy-weights, the space-weaving SALMONELLA DUB, are heading out on the road with a run of spring shows nationwide, across September, October, November and December this year. The multiple platinum-selling and ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Old MacDonalds Farm Holiday Park - Tasman Bay, Nelson / Tasman   Distance: 14.6 KM from Motueka
    0.3 KM Nelson
Gates open at 5pm // Pre-show community entertainment begins 5.30 // Trafalgar Park, Nelson Prices: Early bird adult $25 (until Fri 31 Dec), full price adult $35, child aged 5 – 15 years $8, child under 5 FREE You must be fully vaccinated ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Trafalgar Park - Nelson, Nelson / Tasman   Distance: 0.3 KM from Nelson
    11.2 KM Blenheim
Marlborough 4 Fun's Summer Concert Series are back with Music in the Parks! 3 Free, Live Music Concerts for all to enjoy at various regions of Marlborough - Blenheim, Renwick, and Picton! Grab your picnic blankets and chairs and join us for this ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Renwick Domain - Renwick, Marlborough   Distance: 11.2 KM from Blenheim
    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 Average ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: ASB Theatre Marlborough - Blenheim, Marlborough   Distance: 0.5 KM from Blenheim
    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
    0.6 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
0.5 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
    1.8 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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