Discover Nelson Tasman

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Where to find us

Meet in the middle - literally! Nelson Tasman is located at the geographical centre of New Zealand at the top of the South Island making it one of the easiest and fastest locations to reach in the country, serviced by 4 airlines that connecy you to 6 destinations – Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Palmerston North, Paraparaumu and Golden Bay. The airport is just 10 minutes from the CBD or Richmond and also provides quality meeting spaces for you to also do business at the airport.


Once in the Nelson Tasman region, it's all on your doorstep. With stunning natural landscapes, clever innovation and businesses, creative arts and artisan producers, plus abundant activities all within a short drive, you're completely spoilt for choice.

Scenic Highlights

There is so much to see in Nelson Tasman that you’ll be spoilt for choice on your visit here. The region boasts a remarkable combination of alpine and coastal landscapes, with stunning bays, blue lakes and picturesque plains nestled amongst mighty mountain ranges, as home to three national parks – Kahurangi National Park, Nelson Lakes National Park and Abel Tasman National Park.

In Nelson’s CBD you can find a selection of beautiful gardens, parks and reserves and hugging the coastline close to Nelson City you’ll find Te Pokohiwi (the Boulder Bank)  the largest natural boulder formation in the Southern Hemisphere and home to a 19th century lighthouse.

In Golden Bay there is  Te Waikoropupū Springs – the largest freshwater springs in New Zealand and Farewell Spit - one of the longest natural sand-spits in the world, home to more than 90 species of migratory birds. 

 

Why Nelson Tasman?

Conference Venues & Facilities

Nelson Tasman offers a surprisingly flexible range of venues for different occasions, from purpose-built conference facilities to heritage sites, sporting complexes and trade show venues to vineyard restaurants. The region looks after both small and large conferences and events exceptionally well: There's a large number of flexible venues and spaces on offer for the 50-250 size, while larger conferences are held in venues such as the Rutherford Hotel with its seven conference and function rooms taking up to 700 delegates, the refurbished Trafalgar Centre stadium which can host 700 for dinner, or the Founders Heritage Park Energy Centre. These venues are complemented by ample accommodation options, activities, world class dining and skilled auxiliary service providers to take care of all the details.

Accommodation

Over 300 hotel rooms, 500+ quality motel units and serviced apartments, luxury eco lodges and multiple high-end B&B properties abound in the region. There are accommodation options to suit all itineraries and budgets – from central city to lodges in the Abel Tasman National Park and vineyard accommodation. Your delegates will feel the charm that is synonymous with this extraordinary region.

Unforgettable Experiences

With such diversity and variety on offer, we can tailor make an extraordinary itinerary to meet your needs. Start the day with a sunrise SUP at a centrally located beach then a team building activity at Cable Bay Adventure Park in the morning to the golden sands and turquoise waters of the Abel Tasman National Park in the afternoon, everything is close in Nelson Tasman.

Or skydive over snow-capped mountains and spectacular coastline, taking in both the North and South islands or for a softer adventure e-bike the Great Taste Tail tasting as you go at one of the many wineries, cider producers, craft breweries or real fruit ice cream sellers and honesty boxes. That evening enjoy a unique off site dinner location such as a classic car museum or peanut butter factory or take in the vistas at Mapua wharf or Nelsons waterfront.
Photo Credit: Page Banner - Sommit at Neudorf, credit Chocolate Dog Photography; Unforgettable Experiences - Activity Around Split Apple Rock, taken by Oliver Weber