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9 nights in Nelson/Blenheim - what to do?

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9 nights in Nelson/Blenheim - what to do?

Keen to hear what's a MUST do in the Nelson/Blenheim region over 9 nights?

We're already booked in to do the abel tasman for 4 nights on top of these 9 nights.

But just wanted to hear what the other awesome stuff to do is in the areas?

We're there over New Year period.

Thks, D.

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1. Re: 9 nights in Nelson/Blenheim - what to do?

Hi D :)

will you have explored the rest of the South Island?

will you have explored Wellington?

will you have a car?

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2. Re: 9 nights in Nelson/Blenheim - what to do?

If you are doing the Able Tasman you will probably be unable to stay at the North End unless starting there so will miss a very picturesk area.

Slot in a couple of days over the Takaka Hill and make West Haven Inlet,Aorere Valley and Farewell Spit area a must do. campingcabin stops pakawah,Collingwood or Pohara Beach.

Another great area is the Nelson Lakes of Rotiti or Rotorua which have good cabis and great walks.

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3. Re: 9 nights in Nelson/Blenheim - what to do?

A wander round Waikoropupu Springs is a must.......just the other side of Tarkaka and before Collingwood.

The water is crystal clear and fascinating to be able to see to the bottom and it's a beautiful area to just enjoy the tranquility.


The ferns are spectaular.....

A visit to the beach in Golden Bay is a must too, beautiful sight. My most fav place on earth


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4. Re: 9 nights in Nelson/Blenheim - what to do?

Thanks all, we're from Akld and are keen to see the area, and also chill out - it's our summer break after all! We're ok with a few day trips thrown in, but don't want to go too far. So far we know to visit the Nelson markets, Golden Bay Beach and to ride through the vineyards in Renwick... Anything else? And yep we'll have a car... Cheers, DD...

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