Nelson Tasman Region Tours
SCENIC HIGHLIGHTS TOUR (Nelson-Abel Tasman)
$175 per person (full day tour aprox 8 hours) $125 per person (half day tour aprox 4 hours)
min 2 passengers required or price of 2 passengers paid per tour.
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.
We do stop for lunch on the full day tour.We can visit a winery for a tasting ,or a craft beer brewery, and take in some local art galleries while strolling around Mapua wharf.
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, wine tasting, or shopping during various stops along the way.
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.
NELSON WINERY TOURS – $125 per person (includes tastings)Exclusive to your own group.
(aprox 4 hours tour) min 2 passengers required or price of 2 passengers paid per tour.
These tours will be for your own group exclusively,you wont have to share the vehicle with strangers.
We pick you up from your accommodation and take you to 3 wineries in the Nelson region where you will have the chance to taste aprox 15 fine Nelson wines and also give you time to eat lunch.
We book a table for you to have lunch, so you will need money for that and for purchasing any wine, additional to our tour fee.
We return you to your accommodation in the late afternoon.
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
We also offer wine tasting tours to some superb Marlborough wineries plus a chocolate factory, from Nelson, where again we can book you lunch and return you to your Nelson accommodation afterwards. This tour takes 8.5 hours aprox including travel time. We usually pick up at 9.30am and return at 6pm.
These tours will be exclusive to your group only 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,you will decide when its time to go to the next vineyard and our driver will give advice on times that perhaps should be taken in order to get to at least 4 if required.
We simply price this full day out on a per person basis for driver and vehicle so tastings,lunch 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.
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.