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There are a great range of things to do in our local area and there is definitely something for everyone, from the active to the relaxed! Nelson has an extraordinary depth of heritage, artists and artisan businesses. Here are some of our favourite things to do  a short drive from The Beachcomber:

 

  World of WearableArt & Classic Cars Museum - home to the National WOW collection and Nelson Classic Cars

World of WearableArt & Classic Cars Museum - home to the National WOW collection and Nelson Classic Cars

  McCashins Brewery - brewery, tours and cafe

McCashins Brewery - brewery, tours and cafe

  The Nelson Market - every Saturday rain or sine

The Nelson Market - every Saturday rain or sine

Mapua, Rabbit island & the great taste trail

A little farther afield take a drive out to Rabbit Island and hop on the Mapua Ferry to explore the quaint coastal village of Mapua with its boutique shops and galleries and enjoy a spot of lunch on the wharf.  For the active amongst you, hire a bike and take in the sights (and tastes!) of our region via The Great Taste Trail.

 

  Mapua to Rabbit Island Ferry

Mapua to Rabbit Island Ferry

  The Great Taste Trail with Trail Journeys

The Great Taste Trail with Trail Journeys

Nelson Lakes & Abel Tasman National Park

We are on the doorstep of three national parks; Nelson Lakes and Abel Tasman are both perfect for an extraordinary day trip. From fishing to tramping,  swimming, kayaking, or canyoning there are plenty of activity operators to guide you. Ask our reception staff for  bookings and recommendations  (including our list of our Top 10 beaches in the region!).

  Nelson Lakes National Park

Nelson Lakes National Park

  Abel Tasman National Park

Abel Tasman National Park