South Island, New Zealand
The region of Nelson encompasses three National Parks. The Abel Tasman National Park is New Zealand's only coastal national park, and encompasses unspoilt lush forests, sandy beaches and turquoise lagoons, perfect for bush-walking, kayaking, cruising and sailing.
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The port town of Nelson is a great place to base yourself for tours into the surrounding National Parks. In the peak summer months the town comes alive with outdoor restaurants and cafés serving mouth-watering local produce and seafood. Dine among the vines, along the waterfront or discover one of the many great country cafés.
The Nelson Lakes National Park is the northernmost tip of the Southern Alps, and comprises glacial lakes, craggy peaks, native beech forests and stunning valleys. Kahurangi National Park is a vast wilderness area centred on the Tasman mountains, with many walking tracks available.
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There is a great range of accommodation in and around Nelson, ranging from 5 star luxury lodges to historic seafront hotels, rambling countryside holiday parks and home-stays on private farms and orchards. Please search for our favourite accommodations in Nelson to find current availability and get the best room rates from over 100 booking sources: