Marahau (or unofficially the Abel Tasman Village) is a small village, located on the edge of the Abel Tasman National Park. Easily accessible from Nelson airport by road. It offers a wide range of accommodation and with cafés, restaurants and a gourmet hamburger caravan, it is the ideal place to access the Abel Tasman National Park. Marahau is the perfect place to organise a kayak, hike or simply relax on the beach.
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Mobile-friendly - Sliding down water polished chutes, jumping into crystal clear pools, abseiling through showering waterfalls, and flying down ziplines. Abel Tasman Canyons provides exciting and action-packed guided canyoning trips in the Abel Tasman National Park, the Kahurangi National Park and Mt Richmond Forest Park. Canyoning: the best adventure to get roped into.
Mobile-friendly - The best Abel Tasman Day Trip. Join our small group cruise exploring the Abel Tasman National Park's coastline (maximum 11 passengers). A one day scenic-cruise, kayaking, swimming and bush-walk adventure including a visit to the Tonga Marine Reserve. Our comfortable charter boats and friendly, knowledgeable skippers ensure a relaxed and unhurried day. Delicious platter-style lunch, snacks and refreshments included.
Mobile-friendly - Personalized boat tours, guided walks. Local van tours, exploring the treasures of the Abel Tasman, learn ecology, history, in a relaxed atmosphere with expert guides. Our Golden Future boat tour explores the Abel Tasman Coastline. Promised Land walking tour takes you to the remote inland part of the track. Treasures van tour combines short walks, beaches, rivers, even a cave.
Mobile-friendly - At Abel Tasman Horse Trekking we provide quality trekking experiences on the doorstep of the famous Abel Tasman National Park. For ages 12 and over we offer two-hour guided rides on Marahau Beach, including a lesson in our sandy arena. For younger children we offer half-hour paddock rides. Quality gear, experienced, first-aid trained guides and friendly horses. 85kg rider weight-limit.
Mobile-friendly - Day sailing tours aboard fast comfortable catamarans. The most peaceful and relaxing way to see the Abel Tasman—New Zealand's best sailing location and close to Nelson. With half-day, full-day, and multi-day options, we'll make the most of your time. Private charters for specialised tours available for groups up to 40.
Mobile-friendly - Only a ten-minute stroll from Kaiteriteri Beach and a short drive to the start of the Abel Tasman Track, our tree lined holiday park operates all-year round offering over 200 sites for your camping pleasure! With amenities, powered and non powered options and the many adventures on our doorstep like fishing, walking trails, cafe's and nature - it's all here.
Mobile-friendly - Golden Bay Coachlines operate daily scheduled services from Nelson to Golden Bay, Abel Tasman National Park and the Heaphy Track via Richmond, Motueka, Takaka and Collingwood. We also provide bus charters in Golden Bay. Operating modern air-conditioned coaches, join us as we take you on a scenic journey through limestone outcrops, rolling hills and vast golden beaches.
Mobile-friendly - Helicopters Nelson is a locally owned and operated helicopter company specializing in personalized tours of the Nelson & Marlborough regions. We are also Nelsons leading provider of commercial services. With generations of experience operating helicopters in Nelson and the surrounding national parks, who better to show you the diversity of our naturally beautiful region?
Mobile-friendly - Our sea kayaking company is proud to be 100% owned and operated. If you are experienced, or have never been sea kayaking we can accommodate you on your journey into New Zealand’s most beautiful National Park. We are happy to provide freedom kayak hires along with our fully guided trip options.
We are a family operated business with a modern fleet of reliable Fiat Ducato Roller Team 746 and Ford 696 Zefiro motorhomes. Our main aim is to give you a wonderful touring experience discovering New Zealand. Whether you want to travel from Auckland, Christchurch, Nelson, Able Tasman or Queenstown, contact us for a motorhome to suit your needs.
Mobile-friendly - Small family-owned sea kayak company with many years of industry experience and extensive local knowledge. The Abel Tasman National Park is a very special place to our family (whānau) and we are excited to share its history, stories and natural beauty with you. Our base is brand new and purpose built - just for sea kayaking!
Mobile-friendly - Southern Wilderness specialises in 'Gourmet Guided Walks' on the Heaphy Track, Old Ghost Road and throughout the Nelson Lakes and Abel Tasman National parks. Our guided walks all depart from Nelson and we take care of all the logistics. Our team of guides carry and prepare all meals, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the beauty of these areas.
Trampers transport to all tracks in the northern part of the South Island, including Kahurangi Park, Nelson Lakes and Abel Tasman. For all numbers of persons we can pick up by 4WD from accommodation or airport anytime of day to one or both ends of tracks including: Heaphy, Tablelands, Wangapeka, the Cobb Valley, and the Leslie Karamea.
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Nelson Civic Choir Presents Joy to The World
Joy to the World a Seasonal Celebration– Nelson Civic Choir and Orchestra with Nelson Male Voice Choir December 1st 7pm, December 2nd 2pm Bringing you seasonal joy this Christmas – come join the combined ...
Where: Nelson Christ Church Cathedral, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: Trafalgar Square, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 7:00pm on Friday 1st December 2023
To: 4:00pm on Saturday 2nd December 2023
The Nelson Market
The bustling Nelson Market is famous as a vibrant showcase of regional arts and crafts, fashion, jewellery, fresh, local and organic produce. The Nelson Market is famous for its artisan products. Visiting the market is ...
Where: The Nelson Market, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: 1 Montgomery Square, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 8:00am on Saturday 1st April 2023
To: 1:00pm on Saturday 23rd March 2024
Vicki Charles Students Exhibition
You are all welcome to attend this students exhibition on Saturday 2nd December 10am to 3pm. Some fantastic ceramic art to purchase or come along to see what these talented students are making. An open studio to view ...
Where: Vicki Charles Sculptor, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: 55 Weka St, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 10:00am on Saturday 2nd December 2023
To: 3:00pm on Saturday 2nd December 2023
Children aged 8 - 16 years are invited to sell their goods in the lead-up to Christmas. Each child brings a standard rain umbrella which, upside down, becomes their "stall" in which to place the goods for sale. ...
Where: 1903 Square, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: Trafalgar St, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 1:30pm on Sunday 3rd December 2023
To: 3:30pm on Sunday 3rd December 2023
The Sweet Caroline Tour: A Tribute to Neil Diamond
The Sweet Caroline Tour: A Tribute to Neil Diamond is putting all those well-loved classics back on stage and in the spotlight, showcased by a world-class international band and produced especially for the ...
Where: Theatre Royal Nelson, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: 78 Rutherford St, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 7:00pm on Sunday 3rd December 2023
To: 9:30pm on Sunday 3rd December 2023
Under a Celtic Moon
Scottish born urban folk blues Celtic Soul singer songwriter Isabella(Izzy) Miller Bell Aka Ma Bell returns to Tasman/Nelson Communities to tell her story of the blues under a Celtic Moon. In this concert Ma Bell dons ...
Where: Fairfield House, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: 48 Van Diemen St, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 7:30pm on Sunday 3rd December 2023
To: 11:59pm on Sunday 3rd December 2023
Nelson Paint and Wine Event - Milford Sounds: CANCELLED
The concept is simple - take a brush in one hand, a drink in the other and let’s paint a masterpiece! Join us for a creative night of drinking and painting in the heart of Nelson! No previous painting experience ...
Where: Two Thumb Brewing Co., Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: 32c New Street, Nelson, 7010, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 2:30pm on Sunday 3rd December 2023
To: 4:30pm on Sunday 3rd December 2023
Open Meditation Evenings
We warmly welcome you to these open Meditation Evenings, whether you are an experienced meditator or new to meditation and wishing for somewhere to sit in the peace in quiet contemplation. Pure Meditation Evenings ...
Where: Pure Meditation Centre Whakatū Nelson, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: 6 Brunner Street, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 7:00pm on Sunday 17th September 2023
To: 8:00pm on Sunday 25th February 2024
Breathe Yoga Classes
We warmly invite you ~ details for the class are as follows: Time: 7:15 - 8:30 pm $18/class term rate; $22 casual classes Join anytime throughout the term Welcome to Breathe Yoga Classes. It is a pleasure to share ...
Where: Koru Centre, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: 243 Trafalgar Street, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 7:15pm on Monday 9th October 2023
To: 8:30pm on Monday 11th December 2023
Dru Yoga Classes with Fiona
Strengthen your body! Relax your mind! Open your heart! Perfect for all ages and abilities for experienced and new beginners to yoga. Breath led flowing movements, sequences and postures, proven to ease physical ...
Where: Saxton Netball Pavillion, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: 142 Saxtons Road, Stoke, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 10:00am on Monday 10th July 2023
To: 11:30am on Monday 18th December 2023