The Nelson Tasman region is synonymous with light. With the highest sunshine hours in New Zealand it has a beautiful climate that means you can enjoy the stunning landscapes, water activities and local arts and culture all year round.
Nelson is a 1 hour drive to the stunning Abel Tasman National Park which is renowned for its golden beaches, sculptured granite cliffs, and its world-famous coast track. There are short walks or multi day walks – take your pick! On your way see wildlife, spectacular beaches, crystal clear waters, lush native bush and rivers.
With a branch in Nelson, a RaD rental car will give you the freedom to roam where you want to. Just a short drive into the Marlborough district will take you to the picturesque and sheltered waterways of the Marlborough Sounds and further inland, extensive valleys of vineyards. This is a part of New Zealand that you don’t want to miss. You will find yourself in New Zealand’s largest wine growing region, home to more than 30 cellar doors you can take your pick from the multitude of award winning wineries.
The beauty of the Marlborough Sounds is often enjoyed by ferry when travelling to the South Island from Wellington and is the source of internationally sought fresh seafood.
Pick up a rental car from RaD Car Hire in Picton to be able to explore these stunning regions at your own pace, your own way.
Here are a couple of useful Nelson and Abel Tasman websites: