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Explore Tasman Bay

Parks & nature in Tasman Bay

Monument / Landmark
“Park at the i-site car park and enjoy a gentle walk along the Maitai river followed by a 20 minute uphill walk to the summit. ”
68 locals recommend
Beach
“Lovely local beach (half is dog-friendly all year!). Plenty to do for kids too.”
47 locals recommend
Park
“How many city parks have mature giant Sequoias, a formal Victorian rose garden, goose and duck ponds, and a contemplative Chinese garden all rolled into a square block? Some of the plantings date back to the early days of Nelson, including a magnificent Bunya Bunya tree that dominates. Take a quick or leisurely stroll, and all your cares will melt away.”
14 locals recommend
General Travel
“Lovely relaxed and beautiful place to wander around, with the bonus of good quality shops and restaurants. Also contains a brewery and a wine tasting place. We visit here often”
20 locals recommend
Zoo
“Natureland is the primary wildlife rehabilitation place for native species in the top of the South Island. Great place to take children. You can wander round at your leisure then relax while the children play. On your way around the zoo you will see a variety of animals, you can pat some of the more friendly ones and feed others as part of the experience. Check the website out for current pricing. Last known cost was; Adult $12.00 Child (2-13yrs) $6.00 Under 2 $FREE Its open 364 days a year! 9.30am – 4.30pm (last entry 3.45pm)”
16 locals recommend
Park
“Such a great local resource for all levels and abilities and just a 5 minute ride from The BeACH. You can also walk the MTB trails, please read the info boards”
9 locals recommend
Park
“A great place to unwind and look out to see. Getaway from the crowds and meet the locals.”
3 locals recommend
Travel Agency
“Love kayaking, love walking, love nature - then Wilsons has it covered. Their packages mean you can create a combo that suits you or choose one of their readymade options.”
4 locals recommend
Park
“I often find I have the lovely Japanese gardens all to myself when I visit. It's a great spot to take the kids or a nice quiet retreat if you have a spare half hour between activities. ”
4 locals recommend
Rv Park
“You will see beautiful blue water and golden sand. There is swimming and other water activities that you can do.”
3 locals recommend
Playground
“Kaiteriteri Beach is the premier beach in the South Island of New Zealand. The Golden Sands sparkle and shine in the clear water and the bright sunshine. Kaiteriteri is also the staging point for access to the Abel Tasman National Park.”
2 locals recommend
Campground
1 local recommends
Tourist Information Center
2 locals recommend
Beach
“You can walk along Nelsons boulder bank, which is the largest natural boulder bank in the world! There is a light house at the end too, which you can visit.”
1 local recommends