Nelson is located at the summit of the South Island and is renowned as New Zealand’s sunniest region. Nelson’s assorted topography captures diverse aspects from pristine forests to extensive golden beaches to rocky mountains. Visit this enchantingly beautiful region on your next New Zealand holiday with a Hire Campervan.
On your NZ Campervan Holiday you must saunter along the sunny sands of Golden Bay. Set off towards Takaka to see the unbelievably clear waters of the largest freshwater springs throughout New Zealand. Enjoy the five day walk along Nelson’s renowned Abel Tasman track. For breathtaking views set off on a sea kayaking tour around the stunning coastline. Spot a seal colony and watch the little blue penguins in the water. There are unlimited opportunities for enjoyment on your Campervan Hire NZ holiday.
If you prefer simply laze around and enjoy the sun, sip a glass of bubbly obtained from one of the neighbouring vineyards and savour the Nelson Bay scallops.
Midway between Blenheim and Nelson there is a bridge that crosses the Pelorus River. This is where you will find a beautiful scenic reserve with mature native forest within the Marlborough region.
In the reserve you will find lots of Native tree species such as kahikatea, matai, miro, rimu, totara along with several types of beech. The forest undergrowth is thriving with epiphytes, ferns mosses and lichen.
Easy walks will lead you through forest glades towards a waterfall along a ridge on the road to a 417 metre peak. Along the way you will glimpse numerous species of native birds such as bellbirds, fantails, tui and the huge native pigeon or kereru.
Drive over Takaka Hill with your Camper Van Hire and discover a spectacular world. For nature lovers Golden Bay is a paradise. Prior to arriving at Golden Bay you will enjoy an amazingly picturesque road journey. Well-known as the marble mountain the long, unhurried climb over Takaka Hill is a challenge. Must visit spots in this region include the Ngarua Caves and Harwoods Hole’s subterranean marvels.
Pupu Springs or Te Waikoropupu Springs is located on the other side of the hill close to the fascinating town of Takaka. The local Maori tribes consider the springs as a holy place or wahi tapu. Enjoy a leisurely stroll around the walkways on your Campervan Hire Holiday.
Head westwards with your Campervan Rental and enjoy awe-inspiring views of Golden Bay. The massive, sandy bay is famed for its scallops. Collingwood is the last settlement prior to Farewell Spit which is an extensive sand spit around the higher reaches of the bay. Set off on a guided 4WD safari towards the bird sanctuary and glimpse the lighthouse and birds.
Warariki Beach is located on Cape Farewell’s Tasman Sea side and is a gorgeous place where the waves and wind have created gigantic rock and sand dune formations. Enjoy a rejuvenating horse trek when you visit Wharariki.
Set off on a fascinating trip around Nelson with your Campervan Rental and explore the region at your leisure. You will surely have recollections of this trip for a lifetime.
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