Our Region

The Nelson Tasman region is located in the geographical centre or middle-earth of New Zealand at the top of the South Island approximately 115km or 70 miles west of Marlborough and while its obvious quality of wines has attracted international acclaim, being slightly off the beaten track confers a wonderful sense of tranquility.

A gentle sun drenched maritime influenced climate and known for being the sunniest region in New Zealand surrounded by rugged, bush clad mountains to golden sand beaches. The climate and lifestyle have historically drawn artists to this region, family owned boutique wineries to our famed seafood, fruit and hops, plus our galleries and boutique shops, cafés and restaurants and you go well beyond what you would normally expect to find in a provincial setting. With a huge range of outdoor activities, cycle trails, sporting facilities, parks, reserves, beaches and a ski field – we can honestly say there is something here for everyone!