Nelson Tasman Region Tours
SCENIC HIGHLIGHTS TOUR (The best scenery in the region between Nelson to Abel Tasman and back)
$175 per person (full day tour aprox 6 hours, includes 30 mins lunch break)
min 2 passengers required or price of 2 passengers paid per tour.The vehicle will be for your own exclusive group not shared with other strangers.
We are based here in Nelson, and as passionate locals we know where all the best spots to take you to are.
Let us show you some of the highlights our beautiful region has to offer.
We will pick you up from your accommodation and return you to it again after.
We will take you to some stunning scenery on this tour, where you will visit some beautiful golden sand beaches and some more rugged stone lined shores that will show you the contrasts of our coastline.
We show you some pristine clear water streams and bush reserves and allow you time to enjoy a small taste of the beauty of our Abel Tasman National Park scenery,and Kaiteriteri Beach where most park excursions depart from.You will get to see Split Apple Rock from the beach,an iconic landmark of our region.
We do stop for lunch on the tour at Mapua Wharf where you can eat in your choice of cafe and enjoy the scenic ambience of the area as well as look in the galleries while we are there.
We have developed this tour to give you a sample of the scenic beauty the Nelson Tasman region offers and hopefully it inspires you to spend some more time exploring other areas around the region when your time allows.
What to bring
This tour is very casual and sensible shoes to walk on both tracks and sand are recommended. The walking is gentle and mostly flat. (we don’t have time to swim on this tour so no togs required.)
You will need money to buy lunch, refreshments,or shopping during the lunch break,but make sure you bring a camera as you will be seeing the best spots for photos the region offers.
You will enjoy seeing the best scenic spots around the region at a safe and pleasant pace in a comfortable vehicle with no signwriting on it,allowing for discreet and private touring.
We pick you up at 9am and return is aprox 3.00pm.
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NELSON WINERY TOURS – $100 per person (minimum charge per tour is $250)
(aprox 4 hours tour) Vehicle is Exclusive for your group not shared with strangers.
We pick you up from your accommodation and take you to 3 or 4 wineries in the Nelson region where you will have the chance to taste the finest Nelson wines and we also give you time to eat lunch.Lunch and any tasting charges or wine purchases are your own extra cost.
Pick up time is 11am and we return you to your accommodation by 3.30pm.
Come and have a relaxing day tasting some of the regions best wine and let us take care of the driving.
You will enjoy your day tasting wines at a safe and pleasant pace and will be in a comfortable vehicle with no signwriting on it, allowing for discreet and private touring.
BLENHEIM / MARLBOROUGH WINERY TOURS -$175 per person
We also offer wine tasting tours to some superb Marlborough wineries plus a boutique chocolate factory, from Nelson,or Blenheim or Picton or wherever you need collecting from around the region.
These tours we ensure the vehicle will be exclusive to your group only not shared with strangers and 2 passengers minimum are required.(or price of 2 passengers paid.) We usually get to visit at least 4 wineries including your lunch stop on this tour,but time spent at each tasting is determined by you,we don’t rush you.
We simply price this full day out on a per person basis for driver and vehicle so lunch,any tasting fees and wine purchases are your own additional cost.
Price is $175 per person.Contact us with your dates and group size, and we will arrange a tour just for your passengers.
Nelson passengers are picked up at 9.30am and return around 6.00pm.
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GOLF DAY TOUR – $140 per person (Clubs Hire, Trundler and Green Fees included)
We pick you up from your accommodation and take you to one of Nelsons best 18 hole golf courses.We come and collect you again after your game or your refreshments in the clubhouse,and return you to your accommodation.
Club Hire, Trundler and Green Fees are included in our Tour cost, however balls, tees, and golf carts are an additional cost at the golf course.
We will need to confirm a tee off time back to you before we can confirm your booking, so please contact us by phone or email and we will book the game and confirm it back to you prior to taking any deposit.
Single player bookings are accepted or bigger groups.
We are happy to customise a day tour to suit your interests,or take you anywhere you want to go while your visiting our region.Or if you don’t have time to spend a full day touring let us know how long you want and we can quote you for a tour around the region that suits your timeframe.
If you would prefer to take in art, some scenic spots or wineries and visit the World of Wearable Arts and Classic Cars museum we can arrange that or perhaps visit Takaka and the Golden Bay area, or St Arnaud and the Nelson lakes area,we can arrange a personalised tour to suit, just ask when making your enquiry.
Some of our regular customised day trips are mentioned below.
Nelson to Takaka and Golden Bay.We will show you some of the highlights of the Golden Bay region in a day trip from Nelson that takes aprox 8 hours return.
Stunning scenery, bush walks, waterfall, and beaches are what you will discover on this tour,and we will pick you up and return you to your accommodation as well as allow you time for lunch.If you want to swim we can be flexible with the itinerary to allow you time to swim.Comfortable shoes for walking on tracks and sand are advised for this tour.
Nelson to Takaka driving time is 1 hour 45 minutes each way,so with 3.5 hours driving time there and back if doing just a day trip it does limit the options of what you can see in a day,so we also offer an overnight trip that does allow the time needed to experience the area at its best. Prices for the overnight trip depend on time of year as accommodation in Takaka where we stay the night varies,but just ask for a quote for this 2 day (1 night) option if interested.
(Our full day trip aprox 8 hours return to Nelson) costs $175 per person for groups of 3 people or more or $250 per person for just 2 people.(min 2 passengers or price of 2 paid per tour)
All of our customised day tours are for your exclusive group only,not shared with other strangers.
NELSON to HANMER SPRINGS, We also offer a day trip from your accommodation in Nelson to Hanmer Springs for the day and then deliver you back to your Nelson accommodation.
This day trip is a 12 hour trip. It takes 4 hours of driving each way, and gives you 4 hours to spend in Hanmer, usually spent 3 hours at the hot pools and world class massage and day spa and 1 hour having a meal at a café before heading back to Nelson.
The cost for this trip is $275 per person (min 2 persons per trip required)The trip will be for your group exclusively not shared with other passengers, and we can arrange larger vehicles for bigger groups.Entry to pools and food are an extra cost to yourselves.