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When visiting the Tasman take time to explore national parks, meet local artists and savor local wines. Here are a few that we recommend.

Abel Tasman scenic helicopter flights

Take a flightseeing trip

Take a helicopter flight over the three stunning national parks in Nelson Tasman. Enjoy the unique view of Rotomairewhenua, also known as the Blue Lake in Kahurangi National Park. The lake is know for having the clearest lake water in the world! Helicopters Nelson offer a variety of flights, including to the backcountry for trout fishing, wineries, or to see the locations used for filming Lord of the Rings Trilogy.

Abel Tasman National Park

Explore the Abel Tasman

Abel Tasman National park is situated near the top of the South Island. The sheltered bays of the park are perfect for sailing and sea kayaking which means there are opportunities to see seals and dolphins, who regularly play in these coastal waters. If you prefer to explore by land, the Abel Tasman coastal track follows the coastline. The track winds through native bush, beside limestone cliffs and along golden beaches. It is only a 40 minute drive to Kaiteriteri from Tasman Hill Lodge.

New Zealand vineyard tours

Wineries in Nelson Tasman region

Tasman wines are internationally acclaimed for their high quality wines and stand apart from the typical commercial styles.

Benefiting from a sunny, maritime climate, the picturesque valley vineyards of Moutere Hills yield some of New Zealand’s most freshly scented, intensely flavored Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Because of this, Moutere Hills Vineyard and Neudorf Vineyards are two of my favorites.

Cycle Tasman’s great taste trail

Take in the stunning views of Nelson Tasman area by bicycle. The Great Taste trail can be done as a whole or in sections. Whichever you choose, your path will take you to vineyards, breweries, orchards, art galleries and boutique shops. If you are looking for advice try Wheelie Fantastic Cycle Tours. Alternatively you are welcome to contact us for information on any of the activities available in the area.

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