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About Nelson, New Zealand

Be spoilt for choice here! The Nelson region is renowned for its arts & crafts, fine orchards, vineyards and superb seafood. And that’s just to start with!

There is the outstanding Able Tasman National Park with its acclaimed walking track and sea kayaking opportunities; the lovely semi alpine village of St. Arnaud, base for the Nelson Lakes National Park and nearby ski fields.

Enjoy the massive expanse of beach at Tahunanui and watch the sun set over the Tasman Mountains.

Nelson itself is perhaps best described as a “Boutique City” with fine shopping and many excellent restaurants. Be sure to see the fantastic Wearable Arts Museum too.

The highly scenic drive over “The Hill” to the township of Takaka and the Golden Bay will definitely reward you. An excursion right out to the lighthouse on Farewell Spit may well be the highlight of your entire trip.

Here is our selection of Nelson B&B's

Redvale Ridge B&B


Prices from $200 to $250 per couple

We are between Nelson and Motueka off SH60, 10 minutes out of Richmond.

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Our large one level home has two purpose built luxurious B&B rooms, both with King size beds. Each room has a beautiful ensuite, tea & coffee making facilities, small fridge, table and chairs, 32" flat screen TV, DVD/CD/USB players, wardrobe, and luggage racks. There is a patio area outside each room with a table and chairs. Guests have their own parking area and access to their rooms at all times. Fresh baking. filtered water and fresh fruit is supplied daily. One load of free washing per stay is included (we do it for you). WiFi is free. An optional tasting platter for $35 is available on day of arrival by request.

We have many eco features: passive solar energy, solar panels, uprated wool insulation, recycled plastic bottle carpet and low VOC paint. We are committed to sustainability.

Breakfast consists of continental and cooked choices and we like to give our guests what they would like.

Everybody raves about our views, which are truly stunning and we are in such a great area with wineries, breweries, cafes, artists, the Great Tasman Cycle Trail and food producers within 5 to 10 minutes. The beautiful Abel Tasman Park is around 40 minutes drive and Golden Bay is an hour away.

We are born and bred South Islanders and have lived here at the 'top of the south' for 22 years. We know the south island inside and out and love to share our love of this amazing island and can give lots of handy information on how to get the most out of your stay in this area.

Accent House Boutique B & B


Prices from $250 to $475 per couple

15 Minute stroll to Mapua Wharf. 30 minute drive to Nelson.

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Accent House is set on an acre and a half of landscaped gardens leading to a large lagoon. It has free parking, its own guest lounge with tea & coffee making facilities and relaxing sofa's to plan trips. Guests own entrance. Complimentary Wi-Fi. Guest laundry facilities available.

There are 4 guests rooms available all with doors leading to private patios and the gardens beyond. Each has its own en-suite with underfloor heating, heated towel rails and luxury local toiletries. Rooms also have comfortable chairs, coffee table, a desk, robes and safes. Breakfast is served in the dining room from 7am, with a choice of cereals, fresh local fruit, yoghurt, juice, tea, coffee and fruit juice followed by a choice of continental or a daily cooked option after 8am. For the Quail Suite a continental breakfast basket may be delivered to your room.

Additionally you can relax in our fantastic outdoor Aromatherapy Spa overlooking the lagoon. This is set at 40 degrees as is the on site shower.

The large garage/barn contains the laundry (a $10 charge for a load of washing & drying). There is also secure lock up for bikes etc & charging stations for ebikes in this building.

We are happy to give advice re trips and activities as well as making bookings for you. Come for a welcoming & relaxing stay - we would love to spoil you.

The Boot (at Jester House)


Prices from $265 per couple

35 minutes west of Nelson heading for the Able Tasman Park

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.For something different come and experience the peaceful, serene country surroundings of our unique and romantic bed and breakfast in Tasman, Nelson. Our private boutique bed and breakfast accommodation is a two storey cottage in the shape of a giant boot, furnished especially for two. Located in the heart of the beautiful Tasman region, centrally between the Abel Tasman National Park, Kahurangi National Park and Nelson, a perfect position for exploring the highlights of Tasman Bay.
The Boot is nestled within a grove of hazelnut trees. Outside, the courtyard, surrounded by a fragrant garden, offers sun loungers for relaxing on hot afternoons and an alfresco dining area for spending lazy evenings beside the outdoor fireplace. Inside luxuriate on the comfy couch in front of the open fire, or enjoy an early night in the comfort of the upstairs bedroom. In the morning your choice of breakfast will be delivered to the door.
Our quiet, relaxed bed and breakfast adopts sustainable practices without deterring from the luxury experience that we want all our guests to enjoy. We use organic produce as much as possible, including our own free-range eggs and fresh fruit from the orchard. Guests are welcome to wander the paths of our 2.4 hectare garden during their stay.
The Boot is adjacent to Jester House café with its tame eels, Tasman's first country garden café, offers fresh local food, friendly service and an unforgettable experience.

Almyra Waterfront Accommodation


Prices from $370 to $450 per couple

30 minutes from both Nelson airport and the Abel Tasman Park

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Almyra Waterfront Lodge is uniquely located in a stunning waterfront and mountain view location on the idyllic Kina Peninsula along the Ruby Coast between Nelson & close to the Abel Tasman National Park.

Three luxuriously appointed individual suites with either self contained or bed & breakfast options. Suites have either king or super king sumptuous beds (can be split into two king singles on prior request) with high quality linens and offer well appointed ensuites with large walk-in showers.

Guests have described Almyra as "Luxury five star accommodation with fabulous view, warm pool, lovely gardens, and gracious hosts". With a Certificate of Excellence awarded by Trip Advisor for 2011, 2012 & 2013 & consistently high ratings under Speciality Lodgings for Nelson we are justly proud of these accolades.

Almyra offers 360 degree ocean to mountain views with amazing sunsets, fabulous photographic opportunities, bird-watching, fishing, kayaking, cycling, golf on our doorstep. The ocean beach is a minute’s walk where you can swim, walk and picnic – if you can bear to tear yourself away from your private deck with chairs and sunloungers.

Enjoy free Wifi; Nespresso Coffee machines; IPod docks; flat screen TV, DVD in each Suite. In summer the solar heated swimming pool is a must on a hot day! Enjoy our hot spa and massage treatments.

Almyra offers complete serenity, relaxation & peace. Guests have their own driveway, parking and entrance ensuring total

Clayridge Cottages


Mapua/Ruby Bay 35 minutes from Nelson

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A stunning setting with 360-degree views of Tasman Bay and the Mountain ranges, Clayridge offers the ideal setting to relax in peace and privacy.

Choose from one of our two spacious five star self catering cottages. Both cottages have two bedrooms (King and super King beds) a full kitchen, washing machine, BBQ two sun decks. A complimentary breakfast tray is provided in the tarriff.

A friendly Cocker Spaniel, Stella is our resident pet.

We offer advice on local restaurants, wineries, art galleries, golf courses, the Abel Tasman National Park and many other day trip options.

The Bay Lodge

Abel Tasman National Park area

Prices from $315 to $399 per couple

Closest Luxury Lodge to the Abel Tasman National Park

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Pohara offers many activities such as tramping, golf, tennis, mountain biking, rock climbing, kayaking and fishing. We’re known for our vibrant art community and golden, sandy beaches with sensational limestone formations.

Our Lodge is footsteps away from Pohara Beach with safe swimming opportunities. A local shop and three restaurants are only 200 metres away. Our quiet, elevated location, offers you all day relaxation with native birdsong and unsurpassed sea views. Laze on your private deck to soak up memorable sunsets, unwind in our outdoor spa and mineral pool or tramp the most beautiful part of the famous AT Coastal Walk.

If you want to be pampered, choose for our fully catered multi day walking experience with all the highlights of our region combined in one advantageous all-inclusive package. We assure you a warm welcome and enjoy chatting over a local drink. All suites are tastefully decorated with first class facilities to assure you a great night's rest. We offer different breakfast options and by prior arrangement also lunches, picnics and dinners. We look forward to meeting you at our Lodge and assure you an amazing Top of the South experience. We will welcome you in English, German, French or Dutch.


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