Nelson and Abel Tasman

from £410
excluding flights *
5 nights Year round


Located at the top of the South Island, this popular region blends a sunny climate with superb natural beauty and a laid-back atmosphere ideal for both outdoor enthusiasts and those looking to simply relax. Bustling Nelson has a thriving arts and crafts and cafe scene and is the gateway to New Zealand’s most visited national park, Abel Tasman, as well as Farewell Spit. Heading inland the more rugged landscape is largely protected by Kahurangi and Nelson Lakes National Parks.

This 6-day itinerary allows you to have an extended stay in this delightful region at the top of the South Island. The pace is relaxed, though there are plenty of activity-based excursions on offer.


  • Take a cruise and walking trip in Abel Tasman National Park
  • Enjoy a wine tour and sample some of Nelson's finest boutique wines
  • See some of the oldest rocks, strangest plants and rarest birds in the country
  • Time at leisure to explore Nelson's cafe's and galleries or venture further afield to Farewell Spit

What's Included

  • Accommodation in rooms with private bathroom
  • Cruise and walk open day pass in Abel Tasman National Park
  • Escorted wine tour

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Prices & Dates *

Airfares start from around £825 per person and are quoted separately to the holiday price. When enquiring, our Travel Specialists will provide the best fare possible from your preferred airline / airport.

From prices per person based on 2 sharing a room with private bathroom

Departures Duration Grade Accommodation Twin Price (pp)
Year round 5 nights Hotel The Rutherford Hotel (Room Only) £410
Year round 5 nights Boutique Bronte Country Estate (B&B) £836
Year round 5 nights Luxury The Resurgence Luxury Eco Lodge (B&B) £825

What's Included

  • Accommodation in rooms with private bathroom
  • Cruise and walk open day pass in Abel Tasman National Park
  • Half-day escorted wine tour
  • 24 hour emergency assistance from our team during your holiday
  • No surcharge guarantee

Itinerary & Accommodation

Itinerary & Accommodation


Day 1: arrive Nelson/Abel Tasman

Arrive in the region under your own arrangements and spend the remainder of today at your leisure.

Day 2: Abel Tasman

Enjoy an open dated Cruise and Walk pass today in Abel Tasman National Park which will give you complete flexibility to explore this magnificent Park.

Day 3: at leisure

Today is at your leisure.

Day 4: wine tasting in Nelson

Today enjoy sampling boutique Nelson wines from four different wineries, tempting the most discerning wine lover. Per hectare of vines planted, Nelson consistently wins more awards than other regions in New Zealand. This tour will allow you to take in over 100km of pristine scenery as you travel between the wineries. All wine tasting costs are included. (Note: lunch cost not included, however there will be a leisurely stop where you can purchase lunch if required.)

The Resurgence Luxury Eco Lodge, Nelson

New Zealand

Grade: Superior

Type: Luxury Lodge

A superb boutique property, set in 50 acres of native bush, the Resurgence Luxury Eco Lodge offers only 4 lodge rooms and 2 self-contained cottage suites.

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The Rutherford Hotel, Nelson

New Zealand

Grade: Superior

Type: Hotel

Centrally located in Nelson, the Rutherford is part of the Heritage group and offers 114 well-appointed rooms.

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