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Nelson and Abel Tasman region

The diverse Nelson and Marlborough region boasts picturesque wineries, soaring mountains, historic buildings and isolated beaches.

Explore the Marlborough Sounds by kayak or sail around the spectacular beaches and coastal inlets. Hike through native forest along the 71 kilometre Queen Charlotte Track and witness magnificent coastal views.

Explore the Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre and see a large display of World War One aircraft and memorabilia. Discover New Zealand’s largest wine region on a self-drive, bicycle or guided tour with around 70 wineries on offer and picture-book scenery. Marlborough is also renowned for both fine dining and casual cafés that showcase local cuisine.

With more than 350 traditional and contemporary Maori artists in Nelson, why not give glassblowing, pottery or authentic Maori flax weaving a try? For a change of pace, explore the region’s three national parks, including the fascinating rock formations of the Abel Tasman Walk. Also witness the spectacular mountain ranges in the Nelson Lakes National Park or some of the country’s oldest rock formations in the Kahurangi National Park. Discover two unique collections at the iconic World of Wearable Art and the Classic Cars Museum in Nelson. Wander through Nelson’s famous Saturday markets, where you will meet local artists and craftspeople.

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