8 days in Nelson-Tasman Region Itinerary

8 days in Nelson-Tasman Region Itinerary

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8 days in Nelson-Tasman Region Itinerary

Start: Christchurch
bus + Fly:  3​h
1
Nelson
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Pohara
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
3
Takaka
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
End: Christchurch

2
nights
Nelson

Nelson ©
Put on your shades to enjoy the sights of Nelson, one of the sunniest cities in New Zealand.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Nelson Fun Park - Hydroslide as well as World of WearableArt & Classic Cars Museum. Take a break from the city and head to Kaiteriteri Beach and Abel Tasman Coast Track.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Nelson trip itinerary app .

Christchurch to Nelson is an approximately 3-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Pohara.

Things to do in Nelson

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Abel Tasman Coast Track, Kaiteriteri Beach
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Abel Tasman Coast Track ©
Abel Tasman Coast Track
Nelson Fun Park - Hydroslide ©
Nelson Fun Park - Hydroslide

2
nights
Pohara

Pohara ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Wharariki Beach Walking Track. On the 30th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Wharariki Beach Walking Track, trek along Pupu Hydro Walkway, then look for all kinds of wild species at Farewell Spit Nature Experience, then Head underground at Rawhiti Cave Track, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Wainui Falls Track.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Pohara road trip planning app .

You can drive from Nelson to Pohara in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Pohara

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Takaka, Wharariki Beach Walking Track, The Grove Scenic Reserve, Wainui Falls Track, Farewell Spit Nature Experience
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Wainui Falls Track ©
Wainui Falls Track
Wharariki Beach Walking Track ©
Wharariki Beach Walking Track
The Grove Scenic Reserve ©
The Grove Scenic Reserve

2
nights
Takaka

Takaka ©
Start off your visit on the 31st (Mon): look for gifts at Amika, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Dancing Sands Distillery, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Te Waikoropupu Springs (Pupu Springs). On your second day here, hike along Heaphy Track.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Takaka trip itinerary tool .

Takaka is very close to Pohara. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Takaka

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Heaphy Track, Te Waikoropupu Springs (Pupu Springs), Harwoods Hole Track, Ngarua Caves
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Te Waikoropupu Springs (Pupu Springs) ©
Heaphy Track ©
Heaphy Track
Ngarua Caves ©
Ngarua Caves