Experience more of New Zealand.
If you are willing to drive a few hours, there are more places to see Beyond Nelson that offer stunning views, hikes, and experiences.
The longest sand spit with a distance of 25km is located at the Western tip of the South Island. It is a renowned bird sanctuary enriched with migrating birds and the perfect location for breeding activity. Main attractions include a historic lighthouse, seals, caves, islands and arches that form Wharariki Beach before dissolving in a series of rolling hills, swamps and lakes.
A 2-hour drive from INNBETWEEN, The Te Waikoropupu Springs are the largest freshwater springs in New Zealand and have some of the clearest water in the world. Considered a treasure to New Zealand, ‘Pupu Springs’ is a scenic reserve with a calming and peaceful bush walk to the main viewing platforms.
Moutere Artisans is a collective group of local talents producing wines, cheese, olives, fruits, pottery, sculptures and so on. Meet the artisans hard at work on their creative projects by hiring a car or bike and a spend a day or two on the Moutere Artisan trail. Visit their website for more information and to plan your trip.
West of Murchison and a few hours of drive from Nelson, is the Buller Gorge Swingbridge. This is a good 1-day trip if you are keen on exploring the outskirts of Nelson. You can complete walks, go gold panning, ride a jet boat and cross the longest swing bridge in New Zealand. Visit their website for pricing and more information.