Nelson and Surrounds

Sun, sand, the arts and easy hiking. The area around Nelson is a multi-faceted gem. The town is a thriving arts community home to many galleries and to the Wearable Art and Classic Car Museum (yes, it’s just one place).

Up the road is Abel Tasman National Park. There, you can kayak calm waters with seals bobbing alongside. You can take scenic boat trips or hike multiple days along pristine beaches, sleeping each night in luxury. Farther afield is the magnificent Golden Bay. Off the beaten path even for Kiwis, it boasts great beaches and a spectacular cliff-side horseback ride over looking Farewell Spit that Fodors named the top horse trek in all of New Zealand.

NZ – Nelson and Surrounds – Top Activities:

Kayak with seals at Abel Tasman National Park
Horseback ride through fields and along cliffs overlooking the endless sea
Visiting a quirky local art gallery

Sample Vacations

13 days

Romantic Luxury Private Vacation: Fly, Sail, and Savor New Zealand

Discover New Zealand’s pristine wilderness with the utmost luxury and exclusivity. Enjoy private boat charters and helicopter excursions to explore some of New Zealand’s most dazzling scenery, from active volcanoes to icy blue glaciers to golden beaches.

13 days

New Zealand Luxury Vacation: Rejuvenation and Discovery

In this New Zealand Luxury Vacation, indulgent spa treatments are complemented by the stunning, tranquil scenery of New Zealand to soothe body and soul.

10 days

New Zealand Highlights: Scenery, Adventure, and Wine Package

Enjoy the highlights of New Zealand: gorgeous mountains, glacial lakes, sunny vineyards, and sweeping coastal views!

14 days

Luxury Guided Tour: New Zealand

Travel through iconic New Zealand scenery and catch all the highlights, as well as unique adventures off the beaten path, and enjoy the expert knowledge of your local guides.

17 days

New Zealand Vacation: Off the Beaten Track Adventure

New Zealand Vacation: Off the Beaten Track Adventure This New Zealand Vacation: Off the Beaten Track Adventure was designed for a honeymoon couple from Los Angeles. They were avid hikers, and they wanted to experience beautiful wilderness and outdoor adventures away from the usual tourist areas. We sent them on a road trip to some of Read More…

9 days

New Zealand Honeymoon Adventure

This New Zealand Honeymoon Adventure includes jet boating, a heli hike, and private cruise on Abel Tasman. Drive from one adventure to the next through gorgeous New Zealand scenery.

13 days

Scenic New Zealand Package: South Island Self-Drive

This Scenic New Zealand Package allows you to drive through stunning landscapes, stay at secluded lodges, and enjoy tons of outdoor adventure on the South Island.