Activities & Attractions Nelson & Golden Bay
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.
Abel Tasman Sea Shuttles
Abel Tasman National Park is one of New Zealand's great treasures and its picture-perfect coastline is a sub-tropical paradise for you to explore! The national park has no road access but is home to a gorgeous 63km coastal walking track. Abel Tasman Sea Shuttles provide comfortable transport to any part of the track and its golden beaches so you can take a walk, swim a deserted beach and spend a day exploring, then they'll pick you up from your chosen location. They also offer half and full day scenic cruises where you can discover the coastline, spot seals and dolphins, and stretch your legs on a beach walk too.
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!
Move Segway Tours
Move Segway Tours offer short or longer rides along the riverside walk, visiting the Queens Gardens, the Chinese Gardens, and the Botanic Reserve. Choose from either their 30, 45 or 60 minutes duration. Offering also a 30 minute Monaco Coastal Ride or a 30 minute Tahunanui Beach Ride. Minimum age is 10-12 years and size approximately 40- 45kg weight.
Vortex Wind Karting
A power craze on wheels! Fun to learn and with full tuition provided you will be enjoying your cruise along on their purpose built track. Great for groups and kids birthday parties. Suitable for 8+ years, but for those that are younger you can hire a side seat attachment that fixes onto the main blokart making it just as ideal for them to participate and enjoy too.
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.
The ultimate hands-on animal experience! From bottle feeding, llama walking to donkey riding and much more, they also have a petting area where you will see friendly goats, sheep, pigs, donkeys and mini horses plus lots of rabbits and guinea pigs to cuddle. There is a timetable of fun activities the family will enjoy available every day!
Wild Earth Nature Park - Golden Bay
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