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Nature, Shopping and Food in the Tasman District

The Tasman District is located in the South Island. It is home to lovely scenery, great shopping opportunities, and renowned local cuisine. Readers unfamiliar with this area will benefit from the in-depth articles on this blog. Discover the lakes, rivers, and beaches followed by a visit to a gourmet restaurant to end a day of exploration. Art enthusiasts will enjoy the galleries and studios in the Tasman District, with the option to buy unique pieces. No visit is really complete without a trip to Nelson City, especially on a Saturday when the famous market is held in Montgomery Square.

Entertainment in Tasman District

4 Oct 2021

When you think of New Zealand, the natural beauty and diversity of landscapes come to mind. Tasman District, home to many sights and attractions, is a coveted spot for family holidays and tourist visits. Let’s see what this fantastic location has to offer.

What’s On Offer

Sightseeing and Events

Most countries have marvellous architecture and centuries-old temples, but the Tasman District is filled with the perfect sights for the nature-loving tourist. Three national parks (Abel Tasman, Kahurangi, and Nelson Lakes) contain the main adventures. The range of natural variability is mind-blowing. Whether you’re into sandy beaches, freshwater springs, beautiful gardens, or lush forests, you’ll have plenty to see.

Tasman also offers annual celebrations, music and food festivals, art events and local holidays full of cultural elements. Nelson Street Hop, MarchFest, Bay Dreams Nelson, Kaiteriteri Big Bike Weekender are a few of them.

Outdoor Activities

Going sightseeing here can't be passive. You can’t avoid getting into some slight adventure even if you’re not into breathtaking activities or sports of some type.

While you can temper the dose of adrenaline, it’s almost impossible to stay out of some mild adventure. If it’s not skydiving, you have to check out rafting on Buller River. If you’re too fragile for canyoning, take the Kiwi Journeys Nelson Tasman Mountain Bike & Cycle Trips. If salmon fishing isn’t your cup of tea, enjoy the views from the ropeway at Cable Bay Adventure Park.

For more laid-back days, you might want to consider kayaking tours, guided walks, wine tasting, and even golf.

Culture and Art

Tasman District is a fantastic mix of historical backgrounds, authentic iwi (tribal) culture and living art. If you’re interested in discovering the region’s history, visit Nelson Provincial Museum, Founders Heritage Park, and Heritage Houses.

Are you more into current happenings, arts and performances? Various markets, festivals and fairs will tickle your curiosity. Light Nelson Festival, Art Expo and Fringe Festival are but a few of the fun locations and events to witness incredible creations. Whether on foot or during a bike ride, dip your toes into the decade-long tradition of weekend markets. You might even find a few souvenirs to take home.

For the nerdy folks out there, Tasman District has the ultimate spot. Visit the Jens Hansen studio and get your “One Ring to Rule them All!”

Other recreation options include theatre performances and talks, opera, contemporary music and comedy. The Nelson Centre of Musical Arts, Theatre Royal, and The Suter Art Gallery are the top spots to visit.

Food and Drink

Between all the adventure and events, you need to rest, enjoy the pure air and eat something. In the evening, find the perfect spot for dinner. Order something local and savour hand-crafted beverages following your favourite sport. You might even want to have fun with online pokies while waiting for your food.

Final Thoughts

Tasman District bustles with excitement and adventure for the young tourist and is teeming with culture and heritage to fulfil the expectations of families and elderly visitors. Whoever you are, you’re going to find the best way to spend your holiday.

Shop Until You Drop at Richmond Mall

10 Jun 2021

Richmond Mall is one of the biggest malls in the Tasman District. It's the place to go to for an unforgettable shopping experience. There, you can buy clothes, jewelry, furniture, and more. You can also enjoy a relaxing day at one of its spas and hair salons.

Laske Rotoroa

6 May 2021

In one of Tasman District's national parks, Nelson Lakes National Parks, is Lake Rotoroa. It's fed by the Sabine and D'Urville rivers and is surrounded by beech forest. Compared to other lakes in the national park, it's one of the largest. It features a variety of fuchsia, climbing vines, and more scenic attractions.

The Wainui Bay

15 Mar 2021

At the southern end of Golden Bay in the Tasman District is a 275-hectare inlet, the Wainui Bay. You can take a walk and enjoy the breathtaking views of the natural surroundings. By the end of your walk, another breathtaking view awaits you: The Wainui Falls.