Nelson & Marlborough
Population: Circa 140,000
Climate: Hot sunny days coupled with cool nights
Great for: Wine tastings, Arts and Crafts markets, Whale watching, Walking, Mountain biking
Nelson offers some of the country’s most beautiful beaches. There is also a lively arts and music scene in Nelson, and if you want to combine art appreciation with a little shopping you can always hit the Saturday Nelson Market where you can buy works straight from the artist.
A region known for producing the world's best Sauvignon Blanc. Visit world famous wineries and stop for some lunch at a vineyard restaurant.
Abel Tasman National Park
Abel Tasman offers a great mix of adventure and relaxation. Follow the Coastal Track (it takes 3-5 days to complete), rest along the gorgeous beaches and sleep under the stars to really experience the spirit of nature.
Head’s top tip
“For all the golfers out there, Tasman Golf Club at Kina Cliffs, has twilight golf in the summertime - combine a leisurely 9 holes with great views and friendly banter.”
For more information check out marlborough.co.nz and nelsonnz.com