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Natureland Zoo - Nelson

Kaiteriteri Kayak - Abel Tasman National Park

Nelson Farmers Market

Nelson Farmers Market
Open every Wednesday, year-round from 11am-4pm. Not just for honest to goodness, farm fresh, locally produced food, but sights to see and activities and entertainment for everyone! We have buskers and great entertainment for kids every school holidays and often inbetween. Adults - get locally made fresh fruit and vegetables, meet the producers and taste some local honey, try a fresh berry ice cream or have a bratwurst sausage in a bun. Great entertainment for kids and they can find out where their food comes from!

Founders Heritage Park - Nelson

Founders Heritage Park - Nelson
Founders Heritage Park is a replica historic village containing many of the old historic buildings and artefacts of Nelson. Special attractions include Dr Bush's Windmill, the Port Nelson Exhibition, vintage and horse drawn vehicles, fire engines and a working train. The short-track train gives rides on weekends and holidays. There are also livery stables, museum, old church and bakery. There’s a café, organic brewery, a fun children’s playground and toilets are provided at several locations.

ASB Aquatic and Fitness Centre - Richmond

ASB Aquatic and Fitness Centre - Richmond
Not just a regular swimming pool! Fun facilities include our ever popular Wave Pool - State of the art and great family fun, generating its own wave. We also have 2 toddlers’ pools, a Lazy River, Family Spas and Friday evening Wave Raves. We cater for birthday parties and offer Swimsation Baby and Toddler lessons (caregiver to participate). Splash Café on-site.

Cape Farewell Horse Treks

Cape Farewell Horse Treks
Explore the beautiful beaches and tracks around Golden Bay and Cape Farewell on horse back! There's nothing as awesome as galloping down a beach or surveying the horizon from astride your horse! We love working with children and families, and have grandkids ourselves, who love the horses! We have trips to suit families with children as young as four, through to overnight treks for the more experienced.

Catamaran Sailing and Launch Charters

Catamaran Sailing and Launch Charters
Take this opportunity to explore the stunning coastline of Nelson and Abel Tasman National Park on one of our Sailing Catamarans or Launches. Scheduled trips run daily, from a few hours for those short on time, to overnight or multi-day adventures into the National Park. Our Skipper and Crew take care of all the boaty stuff, so your family gets to relax and enjoy all the extras we provide, like kayaking from the boat, swimming, beach walks, fishing for your tea, snorkelling, watersports or just sunning it on deck!

Abel Tasman Aqua Taxi - Abel Tasman National Park

Abel Tasman Aqua Taxi - Abel Tasman National Park
Aqua Taxi gets you and your family closer to the Abel Tasman Coastline. We’ve got more departures, more flexibility and more freedom; designed for you to get what you and your family want from the Abel Tasman. We hold a marine mammal permit which allows you to respectfully view seals, penguins and occasionally dolphins up close and personal.

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