Thanks to the year-round sunshine and the shelter provided by the mountains, the Nelson Tasman region basks in a balmy Mediterranean-style climate.
There’s something for everyone here, especially if you love art, wine and the great outdoors.
This laid back, scenic area is a hotbed of creativity and it is home to more than 300 artists. It’s often referred to as the Creative Arts Centre of New Zealand. This region also hosts a number of exciting arts events, such as the Nelson Arts Festival (Nelson is also the name of the main city in the region).
There are also other events held throughout the year, such as New Zealand’s longest running annual Kite Festival.
Visitors from around the globe flock here to visit one or more of the national parks that have some of the most incredible natural landscapes on earth, and house some of New Zealand's 'Great Walks'.
Whether you’re horseback riding on Wharariki Beach, shopping at the quirky boutiques of downtown Nelson or hiking along the jewel-like lakes of Nelson Lakes National Park – you’ll quickly fall in love with the Nelson-Tasman region.