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Rabbit Island and Beyond

Rabbit Island and Beyond
Duration:
1 to 7 hrs
From:
USD 48.78
<p>Mapua means 'abundance' in Maori and it certainly doesn't disappoint. Situated on the Waimea Estuary right in the middle of the Tasman Bay just a 35 minute drive from Nelson City, Mapua is a magical spot to relax, enjoy fine food and drink and challenge yourself to some amazing cycling. With cafes, pubs, restaurants, wine bars and a brewery, the choice of local craft beer, wine and dining options are first class. Local favourites on the Mapua Wharf include locally sourced fish &amp; chips and real fruit ice creams.</p> <p>Situated right in the heart of the Tasman Great Taste Trail, Mapua is the perfect location to cross on the Mapua Ferry and explore Rabbit Island &amp; Beyond. These are some of the region's most popular day adventures with stunning scenery, wineries, breweries, history and activities.</p>

Anchorage Sail and Walk

Anchorage Sail and Walk
Duration:
7 to 9 hours
From:
USD 68.29
Start your day sailing from Kaiteriteri beach, soaking up the scenery along the stunning coastline, passing the iconic Split Apple Rock and the playful NZ Fur Seal colony. Take in the golden beaches, bays, islands and birdsong. Learn about the history, marine life flora and fauna from your knowledgeable skipper before arriving at Anchorage Bay around midday. <br>Enjoy your own packed lunch on the beach or take a swim before starting your self guided nature walk back to Marahau. Stroll along sandy beaches via picture-perfect lookouts and through native bush and the beautiful scenery the coastal track has to offer ( 3-4 hour self-guided walk).  <br> Note: Free morning transfers  from Marahau provided. This provides you with the freedom to walk the coastal track at your own pace. Free all day car parking is available at the track entrance in Marahau.

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Things to do in Nelson if you have a Nelson Airport Layover or Extended Nelson Airport Stopover


If you have an extended layover at the Nelson Airport or staying in town, why not consider getting out with some fun activities? We list a few here and there are many more on Nelson.LayoverIdeas.com.


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Koru Native Wildlife Centre Tour

Koru Native Wildlife Centre Tour
Duration: 1 hour

Priced From: USD 13.94

For the past 25 years your hosts have been heavily involved in conservation, its what they are passionate about! An up close experience of some of NZ native species that are bred for release and the conservation efforts to protect them in the wild. The Koru Tour will be an interesting and entertaining way to learn more about conservation in New Zealand.

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Ecoworld New Zealand tour from Marlborough Sounds

Ecoworld New Zealand tour from Marlborough Sounds
Duration: 1 to 2 hours

Priced From: USD 16.72

Get close to  rare living fossil (Tuatara).  Get close to rescued Little Blue Penguin<br>Have fun discovering amazing creatures that live in the Marlborough Sounds New Zealand<br>✓conservation in action     ✓nature     ✓heritage     ✓explore & learn     ✓family – friendly     ✓FUN<br>EcoWorld's knowledgeable staff share with you outstanding animal experiences.   You discover some of the amazing animals that live in our beautiful Marlborough Sounds. <br>All our animals have been rescued by us, donated to us or bred by us.... Read More

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Up Close Encounter of Amazing New Zealand Creatures and Behind the Scenes Tour

Up Close Encounter of Amazing New Zealand Creatures and Behind the Scenes Tour
Duration: 1 hour

Priced From: USD 27.18

Up Close Encounters (up close face to face)* and Behind the Scenes (where our staff go)* Tour (1 hour)<br>Go behind the scenes at EcoWorld Aquarium & Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre, get up close and very personal with some of New Zealand's extraordinary creatures up-close. <br>Up Close Encounters provides you with a one of a kind experience by combining exclusive creature encounters with intimate guide interactions with EcoWorld's knowledgeable staff. <br>•Tuataras - New Zealand's very rare “living fossil” <br>•Little Blue Penguins - Wildlife Rehabilitation Refuge<br>•Yellow Kakariki - endangered parrots being bred...  plus<br>When:  10am 12pm 1pm 3pm daily<br>How long:  Allow 1.5 hours<br>Location:  95 metres from interisland ferry terminal... Read More

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Guided Walking Tour of Nelson, NZ

Guided Walking Tour of Nelson, NZ
Duration: 90 to 120 minutes

Priced From: USD 31.36

Whether it's your first time in Nelson or you're a seasoned visitor (or local!), our 1.5-2 hour 'Nelson in a Nutshell' walking tour will bring this stunning and diverse city to life. Your tour guide, Dianne, is a 'born and bred' Nelsonian, who knows all the hidden gems, and with a unique insight gives you a true flavour of the real Nelson. Discover Trafalgar Street, Christ Church Cathedral, Lord of the Rings Jeweller – Jens Hansen, Queen's Gardens, Suter Art Gallery, the Centre of New Zealand and so much more in between. Prepare to be impressed!... Read More

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InterIslander Ferry - Picton to Wellington

InterIslander Ferry - Picton to Wellington
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes

Priced From: USD 45.29

Jump aboard the Interislander, a daily ferry service across the Cook Strait; the stretch of water separating the South and North Islands of New Zealand. Not just the link between islands, it's a New Zealand experience not be missed. An edition of the US magazine Wine Spectator, described the Interislander trip as 'one of the most beautiful ferry rides in the world' and the scenery was described as 'jaw droppingly stunning!'

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Rabbit Island and Beyond

Rabbit Island and Beyond
Duration: 1 to 7 hrs

Priced From: USD 48.78

<p>Mapua means 'abundance' in Maori and it certainly doesn't disappoint. Situated on the Waimea Estuary right in the middle of the Tasman Bay just a 35 minute drive from Nelson City, Mapua is a magical spot to relax, enjoy fine food and drink and challenge yourself to some amazing cycling. With cafes, pubs, restaurants, wine bars and a brewery, the choice of local craft beer, wine and dining options are first class. Local favourites on the Mapua Wharf include locally sourced fish &amp; chips and real fruit ice creams.</p> <p>Situated right in the heart of the Tasman Great Taste Trail, Mapua is the perfect location to cross on the Mapua Ferry and explore Rabbit Island &amp; Beyond. These are some of the region's most popular day adventures with stunning scenery, wineries, breweries, history and activities.</p>... Read More

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Abel Tasman National Park Cruise

Abel Tasman National Park Cruise
Duration: 3 hours

Priced From: USD 55.05

Sit back and relax as we depart from lovely Kaiteriteri Beach on a scenic cruise to experience the Abel Tasman National Park.

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Self-Guided Queen Charlotte Track Walk from Picton

Self-Guided Queen Charlotte Track Walk from Picton
Duration: 7 hours

Priced From: USD 57.83

Explore the Marlborough Sounds on foot with one of the popular self-guided walks on the Queen Charlotte Track. Choose from three walks of varying length and challenge, with options that may include Ship Cove, Endeavor Inlet or Torea Bay. Round-trip boat service takes you to the start of your route and picks you up at the end. The day hikes offer a great way to experience the natural beauty of the Queen Charlotte Track within a shorter time frame.<br /><br />Please note that the return times to Picton and pick up times are on a set schedule, you will not return to Picton until between 5:30pm-6:00pm. Please advise us if you are visiting with a Cruise Ship as our boat timings may not get you back in time for the ships departure from Port.... Read More

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Last Updated: 4 Jan 2021