NZ generally seems almost paranoid about food safety, and Nelson residents seem passionate about their cafes and restaurants, so as a visitor I'm shocked at the hygiene standards that i see here. Servers with long hair hanging over the food they are preparing, and others handling delicate pastries and bread with their bare hands. Why are such poor standards allowed?
The bing map on your listing for Nelson/Tasman shows Tasman Glacier, a long way from Nelson or Tasman Regions. Why?
My husband and I will be in the area in March and would like recommendations for vineyards to visit and wines to taste. Thanks!
We are planning a trip over Thomson Pass and D’Urville Pass and down Matakitaki valley with one way out being to Murchison.
anyone happen to know of anyone who does transport from the track end at Tutaki Rd (off Matakitaki Rd south from Murchison)? to get to Murchsion.
Hi there, just trying to decide on where to stay for 5 nights in Nelson next January.
Has anyone stayed or has anyone got any thoughts on the 3 apartments that I have been looking at.
SPINNAKER apartment in Latitude 41 Building
MAIOLICA apartment in Latitude 41 building
The Town House apartment Britannia Heights
Wondering if any of them suffer from traffic or bar noise.
Any opinions would be appreciated. Many thanks, Denise
What's the normal water temp in the Nelson area in the NZ summer?
It seems to me there are quite a few tramping and kayaking options for someone with limited time. The question is: which is the best option?
For shorter tramps, which would provide the best scenery if one divided the coast tramp into sections? Totaranui to Awaroa Bay; Awaroa Bay to Onetahuti Beach; Onetahuti Beach to Bark Bay; Bark Bay to Anchorage; Anchorage to Marahau?
For a 1-day kayak trip, which would be the best section to kayak? The southern Abel Tasman (from Marahau to Watering Cove) or Onetahuti Beach to Achorage?
Which would be the calmer stretch? Which would be the more picturesque stretch?
We are planning to be there at the end of January 2009, roughly for one and a half days. Were thinking of doing the tramping in the afternoon after arrival on the first day, and kayaking the full second day.
Any advice on above questions, favourite locations, walking/kayaking conditions, distances and timings will be highly appreciated.
Friends are planning to drive from Nelson to Queenstown in one day, via the west coast. Firstly is this practical and roughly how long a drive is it? Secondly would they be better going via Christchurch,and is this a quicker route?
I really don;t want to have to do a guided tour, but might not be left an option as they only let you book in 2 or more. If you are about to do this please send me an email at email@example.com or text 00447789868878 asap. Long shot!
If you have only 2-3 hours in nelson city, what would you visit? I'm thinking of the following: a) Nelson Market (it's a sat. when I bypass Nelson, so the market's open) b) Church Hill c) South Street precint d) on and around Trafalgar Sq, Trafalgar St.
Hi there, A group of friends & I are doing the Abel Tasman 3 day kayak & walk (1 day kayaking & 2 days walking) in January and I'm wondering how fit I will have to be to do it - especially the 7 hours of kayaking! I'm relatively fit but don't have very strong arms so am thinking I may have to do some training in advance.. Any advice/experience/suggestions would be most welcome. Kerri
I am an American who is moving to New Zealand with my boyfriend, a kiwi who has grown up in the USA. We will be ariving in mid November. We are planning to buy a van on the south island and go straite to Abel Tasman, where my boyfriend has some job prospects. I hope to find work in New Zealand, although I do not yet have a work visa. I am feeling a little overwelmed with all of the visa stuff and I was hoping someone could give me advice on how to obtain the a work visa once in New Zealand and how I should go about having my boyfriend sponser me. Thanks!!!!!!!!!!! :)