The Ultimate Guide to Golden Bay

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No trip to Nelson Tasman would be complete without a jaunt “Over the Hill” to Golden Bay.

An Eco-Tourism Guide To Golden Bay

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Golden Bay
For many travellers, it’s important to know that their holiday doesn’t have a negative environmental impact. After all, as so many popular tourist destinations in Aotearoa New Zealand are renowned for their beauty, it’s important to ensure they’re preserved for the next generation.

Journeys to The Mussel Inn: A Legend of New Zealand Hospitality

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Golden Bay
It started over 30 years ago with a bare paddock and a vision; to create a space for family and friends to gather and for music to be played. Fast forward a few decades, and The Mussel Inn is one of New Zealand's most loved hospitality destinations. A pub, brewery and live music venue in Golden Bay on the way to the top of Te Waipounamu South Island.

The Best Nelson Tasman Accommodation Worth Travelling For

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Nelson Tasman

From chic urban oases to luxe resorts and adventure-ready cabins, here’s the best Nelson Tasman accommodation to suit every style of traveller and every budget.

9 Nelson Tasman Walks and Where to Treat Yourself Afterwards

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Nelson Tasman

Nelson Tasman is the Top of the South’s destination for history, culture and varied natural landscape. It’s also a pretty neat part of New Zealand Aotearoa for a spot of walking and eating.

An Art and Interiors Lover's Guide to Nelson Tasman

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Shopping for art doesn’t just have to be for a statement wall piece or stuffy painting. Items you can touch and use can be art too, and artisans across Nelson Tasman have you covered with galleries specialising in ceramics, glass and stylish homewares.

The Best Things to do in Nelson in 48 Hours

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Nelson Tasman
In town for the weekend? Here are some of the best things to do in Nelson. 

The Neat Taste Trail of Nelson Tasman

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Nelson Tasman

A journey of edible delights and surprises for your tastebuds.

The New Generation of Nelson Creatives

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Nelson Tasman
Long-time friends and fellow potters, Jamie Smith and Tom Baker are passionate about reinvigorating the creative scene in Nelson.

For the Love of Family, Community, and Great Coffee

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Nelson Tasman
A just-go-for-it attitude led Kiera and Marc Shaw to open a vibrant neighbourhood café and coffee roastery in Nelson while raising three young kids.

Your Guide to Shopping Sustainably in Nelson Tasman

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This guide is a collection of a handful of stores where you can enjoy sustainable retail therapy in Nelson.

Five Food Streets of Nelson

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The Nelson food and drink scene is a mixture of exciting newcomers matched with popular staples that have stood the test of time.

Access to fresh local produce from both land and the sea makes the city a big player in New Zealand’s food scene, and a true culinary destination. We’ve gathered together a collection of downtown streets that play host to some of the best eateries and drinkeries in town.

Check out other Nelson Restaurants outside of the five streets.

Taste the Tasman with Nelson's Artisan Makers, Bakers and Food Producers

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Nelson is humming with makers, bakers and producers. Meet some of them here.