The Nelson-Tasman area offers plenty to see and
experience. It is well known for its beautiful nature, beaches and a sunny
climate the whole year round.
An historic and idyllic location is
village (formerly Sarau) with the
first Lutheran church in NZ. German settlers founded it in the 1850's. Worth a
visit are the historic cemetery and the general local store with its delicious
real fruit ice cream. In the Old Post Office they produce and sell
Moutere Gold Pre-serves and over
the road is a local potter and the Moutere Inn, the oldest licensed pub in NZ.
Neudorf, formerly a small settlement that had
its own Wyperserfontein Hotel, kept the German name. Along Neudorf road on
the way to the Gingerbread House you will find the internationally respected
Neudorf Vineyard and the new
Neudorf Dairy where sheep's cheeses are handcrafted. The Moutere Hills
is home to many award winning wineries.
Tasman National Park
is world famous with its marvellous golden beaches and native bush. Boat
cruises, walking, swimming and sea kayaking are the most popular activities.
Abel Tasman Wilsons Experiences and other tour operators offer various
boat, kayak and walking tours. We can help you to find the right option,
according to your needs.
township, on your way to Abel Tasman National Park, stop by at the Patisserie
Royal for delicious sweet and savoury treats. Right in the town centre is the
Sunday morning market and a local Museum. Motueka has shopping and dinning
opportunities and do not miss on the way to town - the
A scenic drive takes you up and over the Takaka
hill to Golden Bay. Takaka township has great cafes and shops. Golden Bay
offers glorious beaches and walks, the nature wonderland of Pupu Springs and
Farewell Spit with its Bird Sanctuary and wetland. East from Takaka you
can enter the Abel Tasman National Park.
City, with its Cathedral, Gardens, Walking Tracks,
Wearable Arts Museum, Art Craft Galleries, the Saturday Market, Cafes,
shopping opportunities and many
events, is an attractive and vibrant small city. Nestled between hills
and the sea it attracts visitors from both within New Zealand and overseas.
Village, 10 minutes drive from our Gingerbread
House, offers excellent cafes, such as the
Apple Shed Café Bar, the Pizzeria
Wharf Site Restaurant, the Tap and the Naked-Bun. Lovers
of art can find galleries and art studios. An interesting outing for the whole
family is the
"Touch the Sea" Aquarium.
Nelson Lakes National Parks
offer extensive networks of
tracks for walkers The gateways to Kahurangi Na-tional park are
Motueka, Takaka, Murchison and Karamea. Nelson Lakes has skiing opportunities
Other activities the region offers are:
horse riding and
trekking, fishing and
creative workshops, bird watching, walking and biking and more (see
Feel free to contact us for any further