Travelling from out of town? Make the most of our sunny region and make a weekend of it!

Nelson Tasman


Located at the Top of the South Island, Nelson Tasman is highly connected to other parts of the country and to the world.

Whether you prefer to take a scenic drive, sit back and relax on a coachfly with one of our many airlines or catch a ferry from Wellington, there are a variety of transport options available to suit your travel needs.


Set in the beautiful traffic-free environment of Founders Heritage Park, it is the ideal venue to celebrate cider at the NZ Cider Festival. 

Address: 87 Atawhai Drive in Nelson


Nelson Tasman is a hub of activity all year round, offering the perfect balance of indoor and outdoor adventures! Whether you choose to indulge in the artistic essence of the region, the plethora of golden sandy beaches that stretch from the city through to the bay, or the spectacular network of walking and cycling trails, a visit to Nelson Tasman is sure to keep you entertained from start to finish.

The Nelson i-SITE team is a group of experienced travel professionals with extensive knowledge of the best quality activities and accommodation for visitors and locals to experience in the Nelson Tasman region and New Zealand. The i-SITE is a one-stop agency that sells activities, accommodation, transport, event tickets and promotes local produce and experiences to add value to visitors and residents within the region.



Whether you're looking for a social atmosphere or a private retreat, Collingwood Manor Boutique Bed and Breakfast is the perfect destination, balancing the divide between a social Bed & Breakfast and a private Boutique Hotel. This beautiful character villa built in 1893 by John Scott was originally home to Albert Everett and his wife, Ada Gordon, where they raised their 12 children.


Experience a Luxury Accommodation in the Spectacular Nelson Tasman Region

Wake up feeling rested and refreshed, ready for your day of exploration and cider tasting. The Sails is Nelson's only Qualmark 5-star rated Motel.


Nelson’s central-city hotel, conference centre, restaurant and bar – right on the river and just a few minutes walk from Nelson’s main shopping precinct.
Welcome to one of Nelson’s most stylish & contemporary “local” hotels. We are proudly locally owned and proudly “local” in style, atmosphere and service.

The Hotel Nelson

Set 14 minutes' walk from Nelson Market and the city centre, this relaxed hotel is 4 km from Tahunanui Beach and 7 km from Nelson Airport. The unfussy rooms provide complimentary Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, and tea and coffee making facilities. Studios add kitchenettes; some also have whirlpool baths. The 1- to 4-bedroom apartments come with kitchens and living rooms. Room service is available. There's an unpretentious restaurant and a bar, as well as an outdoor pool and a BBQ area. Parking is offered.

The New Zealand Cider Festival is a family-friendly event. Under 18s are free when accompanied by a paying adult.
You must be over 18 to consume alcohol and legal photo identification may be required.


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The NZ Cider Festival has received sponsorship funding for this year’s event from the Nelson Events Marketing & Development Programme, which is funded by the Nelson City Council. The Programme’s objective is to stimulate Nelson City’s economy in the shoulder and off seasons by bringing new spending through visitors coming to Nelson for distinct events.


Founder's Heritage Park

87 Atawhai Drive, The Wood,

Nelson, New Zealand

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