The Nelson Tasman region is an unique region of New Zealand that stretches from golden sand beaches of Golden Bay to the snow capped mountains of the Nelson Lakes National Park. In New Zealand Nelson is renowned for it sunny warm climate, beaches, arts scene, cuisine, wine, and relaxed lifestyle.
The Nelson Tasman region's physical environment with its beaches, rivers, lakes, and mountains, making the region very popular with visitors that enjoy outdoor activities. The list of activities on offer is endless; swimming, sailing, fishing, white water rafting, kayaking, hiking, skiing, horse riding, mountain biking, rock climbing, and golf.
The unique lifestyle of the region has attracted many artist to the Nelson Tasman region, with over 350 artist call the region home. The regions artist work can be viewed in the regions galleries, cafes, and at the Saturday market in Central Nelson.
The sunny climate of the Nelson Tasman region guarantee that a wide range of fresh produce and ingredients are available all year around. Local fresh produce, cheeses, breads, handmade chocolates, scallops, seafood, beer, and wines are widely available. Local chefs use the delightful local ingredients to produce dazzling cuisine which can be experience in the regions restaurants and cafes.
Nelson city is the main centre of the Tasman region, Richmond, Motueka, and Takaka are also important town in the region. There is a broad range of accommodation in the Nelson Tasman region, as well as attractions and activities, places to eat, and entertainment for all ages.