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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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    0.6 KM Havelock
By popular demand Havelock Community Theatre are bringing "Havelocks Got Talent" back to the Havelock stage The audience will be treated to 12 outstanding items, selected from the best of the entries. As in 2020, a panel of three judges will ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Havelock Town Hall - Havelock, Marlborough   Distance: 0.6 KM from Havelock
    1.6 KM Nelson
Mama's Got The Blues features singer-songwriter Isabella (Izzy) Miller Bell Aka Ma Bell and finger-style/slide guitarist Susan Leigh Grant. These two vintage blues mamas are coming out the kitchen to deliver a slick programme of superb acoustic ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Fairfield House - Nelson, Nelson / Tasman   Distance: 1.6 KM from Nelson
    0.2 KM Nelson
With no need for introductions, Stan Walker embarks on his nationwide ‘ALL IN’ tour performing 9 spectacular shows across Aotearoa, singing all of his hit songs and some brand new music! Boasting a stellar career that spans 5 studio albums, Stan ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: The Trafalgar Centre - Nelson, Nelson / Tasman   Distance: 0.2 KM from Nelson
    0.9 KM Nelson
Michael Elsworth & Margarita Jackson perform a lunch time concert at NCMA. 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
    20.2 KM Motueka
Harmonie Harp Orchestra performs only once every two years, don't miss this chance! We are playing music from many different ancient cultures. Bring a plate of finger food to share for afternoon tea and stay for a chat with the harpists after ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Dovedale School - Upper Moutere, Nelson / Tasman   Distance: 20.2 KM from Motueka
    1 KM Blenheim
We are very happy to announce that Alex Lee & Beverly Yau - guest teachers from Danca Wellington will come to Blenheim in October to teach a 4-hour Kizomba Bootcamp. About the workshops: Beverly and Alex will be teaching fundamental techniques of ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Senior Citizen Hall - Blenheim, Marlborough   Distance: 1 KM from Blenheim
    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
    0.6 KM Nelson
THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT. From Dolly to the (Dixie) Chicks, The F Word is a journey of feminism through country music, from 1952 — the 1st female country artist at #1 – to today. The award-winning Tami Neilson performs a rich songbook of ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Theatre Royal Nelson - Nelson, Nelson / Tasman   Distance: 0.6 KM from Nelson
    0.9 KM Nelson
11 September show is POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19. NEW DATE: OCTOBER 30TH 2021. TICKET HOLDERS WILL BE CONTACTED WITH INSTRUCTIONS. The second concert in our EMERGE series features gifted local performers under the age of 20 who have achieved ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Nelson Centre of Musical Arts - Nelson, Nelson / Tasman   Distance: 0.9 KM from Nelson
    0.9 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: Nelson Centre of Musical Arts - Nelson, Nelson / Tasman   Distance: 0.9 KM from Nelson
    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
    17.4 KM Nelson
Back by popular demand, Andre Vegas and Linda Lopez are bringing the Tricks n Treats Magic show back to The Playhouse theatre. Not just for the little ones, but fun for the whole family. An action packed hour of magic, illusions, dance, ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: The Playhouse Cafe and Theatre - Nelson, Nelson / Tasman   Distance: 17.4 KM from Nelson
    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
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
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
    0.5 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
    0.5 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
    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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