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Kaiteriteri Kayak - Abel Tasman National Park

Natureland Zoo - Nelson

Blackbird Valley Western Pleasure Horse Trekking

Blackbird Valley Western Pleasure Horse Trekking
Enjoy farm rides of one or more hours as you ride on three different working farms, over gently rolling hills, along country roads or depending on the season, in the local forestry. Blackbird Valley Western Pleasure Horse Trekking caters to all levels of experience in small groups of up to five riders.

Pottering About

Pottering About
Pottering About is an art experience cafe that offers you not only a place to sit and enjoy a cuppa and some scrumptious food for both the kids and adults it provides a place to create, whichever you choose!  Paint your own pottery, enjoy mosaic making, decoupage, T-Shirt painting there is even school holiday workshops on offer to enjoy and fabulous kids birthday party options too. 

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 Paddle Boarding - Marahau

Abel Tasman Paddle Boarding - Marahau
Blessed with calm sheltered shallow bays, lagoons and high sunshine hours make this the ideal location to get the whole family out on the water. Great family tour prices include lesson and safety briefing, Paddleboard's or Sit on Top Kayaks, safety equipment, life jackets-all sizes, local knowledge, family friendly instructor or guide and guided or freedom hire options.

Buller Gorge Swing Bridge - Murchison

Buller Gorge Swing Bridge - Murchison
Welcome to the world’s longest swing bridge! It’s110m long and its narrow, wooden planks swing dizzily around 18m (60ft) above the mighty Buller River. Crossing is a must, but if you’re scared of heights, don’t look down! Other on-site activities include the Comet Line – great for kids and they can do it alone or tandem. It’s a 160m line that you are harnessed to in order to be whizzed over the gorge at speed. Also available are goldpanning and guided walks. Snacks, drinks and toilets on-site.

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.

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