Kaiteriteri Kayak - Abel Tasman National Park
We are the only kayak company in the Abel Tasman to specialise in family kayak trips. It's simply a fabulous way to explore a stunning environment in peace and tranquility and it makes a fantastic and fun experience for the whole family. We are also the only kayak company to operate from Kaiteriteri Beach – the most sheltered area of the Abel Tasman and a perfect starting point for families and less-experienced kayakers. The coastline that we cover is not only sheltered but also compact. However the area retains all of the features associated with kayaking in the Abel Tasman - as well as the awesome Split Apple Rock!
Natureland Zoo - Nelson
Go WILD at Natureland! Located next to the beautiful Tahunanui Beach in Nelson, Natureland Zoo enables visitors to meet exotic, native and domestic animals in a fun, family-friendly setting. Visitors can enjoy the antics of monkeys, meerkats and a porcupine. A wide range of endangered native fauna is on display including Kea, the world's only alpine parrot, and interesting forest birds such as Tui, Kereru and Kakariki.
Visitors can also view some of New Zealand's native reptiles including the pre-historic Tuatara as well as colourful geckos. Kids love to help feed our friendly domestic animals and get up close to a number of different species including Kune Kune pigs, rabbits, goats and more. A small aquarium contains a range of interesting creatures and the exotic bird aviaries are home to a range of different birds. Scheduled animal feeds and keeper presentations occur throughout the day.
Anatoki Salmon Farm - Golden Bay
A great family fun day out to be had and only a 1.5 hour drive from Nelson. Here you will find a unique freshwater fishing experience on the banks of the Anatoki River. Your entry and the use of fishing rods is free. You only pay for what you catch! There is a great cafe and picnicking options for your family to enjoy too.
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.
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!
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.
Happy Valley Adventures - Nelson
Nelson's Adventure play-ground offers a range of unique adventures, from Happy Valley's "Sky-Wire" (the worlds longest flying fox), to the excitement of driving a quad-bike through the pristine native bush, horse trekking in to the hills, or go to war in Happy Valley's life-like Paintball battle arena.
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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