Nelson Tasman

Local Food & Drink

If you love food and drink of any kind, then you'll love the artisan products for which Nelson Tasman is deservedly famous. Our rolling hills, picturesque plains, fertile soils and consistently sunny climate have established us as a place that produces top quality and award-winning fare. People with a love of making things find their way to our region and we all benefit from their passion. Holding the title as Aotearoa’s craft brewing capital and as the world’s top cider city, our vibrant year-round event calendar pays tribute to the artisanal excellence our region is renowned for. MarchFest, Beer Week, Cider Festival and the Brightwater Wine and Food Festival are highlight events spread across the year, featuring local producers specialising in handcrafting beverages from Nelson Tasman’s finest hops, vines and produce.

Nelson Market

The Nelson Market is well known for its fine produce and quality artistry. Every Saturday morning for more than 40 years, Nelson artesans have welcomed visitors to shop for fresh fruit and vegetables, taste gourmet local produce, browse locally made arts, crafts, jewellery and clothing and share brunch and coffee under the warm Nelson sun.

Nelson Market

Mapua Wharf

Situated by the stunning Waimea Estuary, Mapua Wharf is the perfect destination to enjoy some retail therapy and dining with a sea view. Enjoy great coffee at Rabbit Island Coffee or Alberta’s, local seafood at the Smokehouse, wine with a view at Rimu Wine Bar or award winning meals at Jellyfish or The Apple Shed.

Mapua Wharf

Wine Art & Wilderness

For the definitive guide to Nelson Tasman and Marlborough, get in touch with Wine Art and Wilderness, which specialises in exclusive luxury tours that get to the heart of what makes these regions so unique. Choose from a range of tours or ‘trust the guide’ to design a tour based on your specific interests.

Wine Art & Wilderness

Pic’s Peanut Butter World

Peanut butter lovers, this one’s for you! Pic’s world-famous peanut butter tours have been designed for people of all ages to share the wonder in how New Zealand’s most-loved peanut butter is made. Complete your tour with a visit to their dedicated peanut butter store and eatery.

Pic's Peanut Butter World

The Gentle Cycling Company

For people who want the freedom to explore Nelson Tasman by bike in their own time, The Gentle Cycling Company offers premium self-guided cycling tours based in and around Nelson’s Great Taste Trail. From half day trips to multi-day adventures, The Gentle Cycling Company has got you covered.

The Gentle Cycling Company

Learn more about Nelson

at the official tourism website
Visit Nelson
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