Places to Visit

Lunch on Balcony, MapuaMapua

Mapua / Ruby Bay started life as the fruit basket of Tasman District, servicing the surrounding apple orchards. Located on the western mouth of the Waimea Inlet this once sleepy village is now a bustling tourist centre. The waterfront hosts many attractions and eateries and features views of Tasman Bay, the Waimea Inlet, Rabbit Island, and the Richmond Ranges.


Archway Islands Golden BayGolden Bay

Located at the northwest tip of New Zealand's South Island, Golden Bay runs from Takaka to Farewell Spit. In between, you'll come across freshwater springs, cave systems, breath-taking ocean views and opportunities for outdoor fun around every corner.


Upper Moutere

Dotted all over the Moutere Hills are the artists, craftspeople, wine makers and horticulturists that give the Abel Tasman region its special style.

Be captivated by the gentle sloping landscape and the mountain vistas and absord the vibrant life of the area which has been dubbed the "Provence of the South".

Vineyard Landscape Mt Arthur Ridge, Kahurangi NP


hanmerHanmer Springs

Hanmer Springs is a charming alpine village surrounded by snow capped mountains and forests. Unwind in the natural hot pools, play golf, hike or mountain bike the forest trails or saddle up for a gentle horse trek.

The Waiau River provides the rush of a jet boat ride, whitewater rafting or bungy jumping. Dine at delightful cafes and restaurants or browse in the art and craft shops.

This is a great place to stopover on the scenic drive from Nelson to Christchurch.