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The Nelson-Tasman District

Serendipity Bed & Breakfast is located just outside the bustle & noise of the 
downtown area and is ideally situated for easy access to all attractions

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Things to do and see in and around the Nelson/Tasman Region

The Travel times given below to each of the attractions are by car and do not vary 
much - even in the peak of the tourist season. We will help you tailor tours 
each day to best suit your interests, the weather or the tides .....

Within a 10 - 15 minute walk

bulletFour top Restaurants - Waterfront Cafe & Bar, The Boatshed, Italian and Seafood 
bulletThe centre of Nelson city and all it has to offer

Within a 5 to 10 minute drive

bulletTHE Nelson Market (Every Saturday morning) - over 100 local craft and produce stalls
bulletThe Suter Art Gallery and Queens Gardens
bulletNelson Provincial Museum 
bulletFounders Historic Park and the Miyazu Japanese Garden
bulletThe Theatre Royal - beautifully redecorated and re-opened in mid-2010
bulletThe Botanic Reserve & The Centre of New Zealand (literally) - an interesting walk
bulletLive theatres and Cinemas
bulletNelson Cathedral - this and a Bishop helped Nelson to become NZ's second city in 1858
bulletThe Bead Gallery
bulletTahunanui Beach - a famous and very safe beach 
bulletCatamaran sailing charters - cruise Abel Tasman, d'Urville Island 
bulletThe new World of Wearable Art & Collectable Car Complex 

Within a 10 to 20 minute drive 

bulletIsel Park
bulletBroadgreen House - an early (1850s) Cobb home - elegantly and authentically furnished
bulletHöglund Art Glass - glass blowing, galleries, gifts and café - a very interesting "factory"
bulletEyebright & The Grape Escape (winery, cafe, pottery, & garden centre) 
bulletWaimea Estates - Winery Cellars and café
bulletSeifrieds vineyard restaurant
bulletMountain bike hire & guided tours
bulletTandem Skydives - for the really adventurous
bulletScenic adventure Flights
bulletAdventure Paragliding or Paragliding

Within a 20 to 30 minute drive

bulletChateau Rhubarb - café - wine bar & pizzeria - Wakefield
bulletNelson Helicopters - sight seeing
bulletThe Sir Ernest Rutherford birthplace memorial
bulletGardens of the World
bulletMapua Wharf - gifts, café, museum
bulletFreshwater or Saltwater fishing
bulletHappy Valley 4-wheel Farm bike Adventures
bulletKahurangi Estate - wine tastings & lunches

Within a 30 to 60 minute drive 

bulletStonehurst Farm Horse treks
bulletJester House café and Tame Eels- the kids will really love this place - so might you. They have a wine license and the food is wonderful
bullet Moutere Hills Vineyard or Kahurangi Estate
bulletMotueka Adventure Park - Flying Fox - 6 people at a time splash down at over 100 kph!!!
bulletSource of the Riwaka river - A delightful picnic spot by a large "spring" in the forest
bulletNeudorf Vineyards - an ideal picnic lunch spot in a truly beautiful setting
bulletKayaking or Kayaking
bulletTasman Bay Roses and Gardens - if you like roses you'll just love this place
bulletMarble Hills - 4 Wheel Motor Cycle Adventures
bulletTasman Helicopters - get above it all in comfort and style
bulletMarahau - Gateway to The Abel Tasman National Park
bulletSea Taxis into the Abel Tasman National Park

Day trips

bulletTop of the South Hiking (Walking) Tours with Kathy Harrison
bulletAnatoki Salmon fishing and Bencarri Farm and Licensed Café
bulletAbel Tasman National Park - the possibilities here are endless
bulletKahurangi National Park - New Zealand's newest and second largest National Park
bulletSt Arnaud/Nelson Lakes National Park
bulletTakaka/Collingwood/Farewell Spit
bulletWonderful Golden Bay
bulletWhite water rafting
bulletThe Buller Gorge Swing Bridge Ltd - bush walks - Gold panning

Just a few of the many Activities 

bulletVisit Artists (Painters, potters, jewellers, carvers, weavers, etc) in their studio workshops - 
There are well over 300 working craftspeople in the area
bulletThe Antique Shop Trail - there are 10 or 12 shops in the region
bulletSample the wine at Local Vineyards (20 and rising - many also serve lunch)
bulletFishing at sea or in the lakes and rivers
bulletSailing, Harbour cruises, Kayaking, Swimming
bulletNelson City Heritage Stroll plus many other walks - we have maps for 30 local walks
bulletHorse Riding, 4-wheel farm biking
bulletMaori Art - on three different Marae
bulletVisit public & private gardens - take a picnic lunch or tea
bulletGolf, mountain biking, sky diving, caving (potholing)
bulletPicnicking by the sea, by a lake or by a river
bulletJust taking in the beautiful country-side, the beaches, the rivers and the mountains
bulletFinally do not forget the NELSON MARKET every Saturday - you will love it!

Click here to see  Some Statistics for the Region

And when you have tired of all that come back to Serendipity Bed & Breakfast 
for a drink on the verandah as the sun goes down over Tasman Bay. 
Then you can sample one of the fifty or more local restaurants ...

Click here for the Restaurants we - or our guests - can Recommend  

 

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