Nelson Tasman Region Tours

NELSON BEST SCENIC HIGHLIGHTS TOUR (9.30am-4.30pm)

From Nelson We will take you to see stunning scenery on this tour, where you will visit  beautiful golden sand beaches and some more rugged stone lined shores that will show you the contrasts of our coastline, and the natural beauty of this region.

A full day with 9.30am pick up from your accommodation,and just your group in our vehicle, you wont have to share it with strangers, we will also wait while you take a lunch break in a cafe wharfside at Mapua, and return to your accommodation aprox 4.30pm.

We will visit Cable Bay,Princes Drive lookout over Nelson,Rabbit Island, Mapua wharf, then out to Kaiteriteri beach, and Split Apple rock in the Abel Tasman park area.

For passengers who cant walk a steep track back,or those who may have already seen the Abel Tasman from a boat trip, we can customise the trip to include visiting the Upper Moutere district where you will see our wine and hops growing instead, with a wine tasting stop there if interested.

Accommodation pick up at 9.30am and return aprox 4.30pm included.(7 hour day aprox)

Cost is $150 per person or $450 minimum charge for the day if less than 3 of you.

Remember your camera,and wear shoes for walking on both sand and stoned trails.
Lunch and spending money are your own extra cost.

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NELSON to see THE BEST of GOLDEN BAY scenic highlights.(9.00am- 6.30pm)

Come and experience why this secluded corner of our region known as Golden Bay is one of the best kept secrets for stunning nature and scenic beauty anywhere in the world.

This full day trip with just your group in the vehicle only,will show you some of the best scenic parts of the stunning Golden Bay region.If you want to see more you will have to request an overnight tour which we can price on application.

You will see Te Waikoropupu Springs, before heading back to Takaka where we will wait for you to enjoy lunch at a cafe of your choice,we will visit the magical area known as The GrovePohara Beach, Tata Beach,and also Wainui Falls where you can do the 1.5 hour return walk to see our native bush,streams,and waterfall at its absolute best.

Accommodation pick up at 9.00am and return aprox 6.30pm included.(9.5 hour day)

A moderate amount of walking is required for this trip.

Cost is $200 per person or $600 minimum charge for the day if less than 3 of you.

Remember your camera,and wear shoes for walking on both sand and stoned trails. Lunch and spending money are your own extra cost.

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NELSON WINERY TOURS (4 wineries and lunch)

Private Tour with just your group in the vehicle.

Accommodation pick up at 10.15am and return aprox 3.30pm included.(5 hour day)      We can quote for extending our usual 5 hour duration if required.

We visit 4 wineries in the Nelson region where you will have the chance to taste the finest Nelson wines and we also wait for you to eat lunch at the 3rd winery,and Nelsons best vineyard restaurant option Forsters Restaurant at Moutere Hills. (We pre book you a time for lunch to ensure you get a table in peak season.)

Rather than including set fee tastings,we let our clients decide which wines and how many wines they wish to taste and pay for at each winery we visit. So more flexibility and not in a van full of strangers,for around the same price! 

Cost is $100 per person or $300 minimum charge for the day if less than 3 of you.

Lunch and any tasting charges or wine purchases are your own extra cost.
(some Nelson wineries dont charge tasting fees per person if you buy a bottle,most charge $5-$10 per person)

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BLENHEIM / MARLBOROUGH WINERY TOURS

(4-6 wineries,and lunch and chocolate maker)   

Private Tour with just your group in the vehicle. 

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.

We visit 4 to 6 wineries (depending on time) or can include Moa Craft Beer Brewery as well as a boutique chocolate maker,and allow you time for lunch at one of them.(we can recommend and pre book you a time for lunch at a winery to ensure you can get in during peak season)*please note several wineries have closed their cellar door tasting rooms since covid emerged so there is less choice than there used to be.

Rather than including set fee tastings, we let our clients decide which wines and how many wines they wish to taste and pay for at each winery we visit. So more flexibility and not in a van full of strangers,for around the same price! 

Cost is $150 per person or $450 minimum charge for the day if less than 3 of you. 

Lunch and any tasting charges or wine purchases are your own extra cost.
(some Marlborough wineries dont charge for tastings,some dont charge per person if you buy a bottle,and others charge $5-$15 per person)

Nelson based passengers are picked up at 9.30am and return aprox 6.00pm.
Blenheim and Picton based passengers are picked up at 10am and return aprox 4.30pm.(we can be flexible with pick up/drop off times to suit cruise ship times)

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CUSTOM TOURS (you choose where)

We are happy to customise a 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 time frame.

Nelson Lakes up in St Arnaud is a lovely half day trip that you can do,or you can even make it a full day via Blenheim and some Marlborough wineries before returning to Nelson early evening,let us know what you would like and we can quote you to do it. 

Or if wanting to discover more of the Golden Bay region than the day trip above allows,we can provide an overnight 2 day trip to that region also,(priced on application.) 

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 cafe before heading back to Nelson.We use our luxury Mercedes Sprinter van for this trip and it can take 11 passengers plus driver max,but regardless it will be just your group in the vehicle.Our suv is used if 3 or less passengers travelling.

The cost for this trip is $850 for the day regardless of how many in your group up to 11 max.Entry to pools and food are your own extra cost.

Or come and tour all over the south island,or both islands around New Zealand with the many private tours we  do just for your group only.See the reviews on our Trip Advisor page or Facebook page links and let us quote for your couple or group sized tour,so you can sit back and enjoy the scenery while we show you the best scenic spots around NZ.

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