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A romantic dinner for two, family occasion, a wedding anniversary or for business entertaining, The Tides Restaurant and Bar is a multi-award winning dining experience.
Dinner at the Tides: Purchase 1 Main Get 1 Dessert Free.
Are you tired of your own kitchen and menu? Let us treat you to a night off.
Bring the family in for dinner and for every adult main ordered your child dines free from the child’s menu.
Dinner for the Family: Every adult who dines has a child dine free from the children’s menu.
Awaroa Getaway – save 20% on a one night stay at Awaroa Lodge including return water taxi transfers from Kaiteriteri with Abel Tasman Sea Shuttle
Explore your own backyard with this exclusive deal just for locals. Awaroa has long held a special place in local’s hearts so grab this deal and remind yourself why!
Awaroa Getaway: 20% Off One Night Only.
Waka Abel Tasman Waka – a truly unique experience
Waka (Māori canoe) are the living expression of our tūpuna (ancestors) who sailed the Pacific Ocean for thousands of years. As the only form of transport across oceans and waterways, waka were vital to our travel and trade.
By paddling in our double-hulled (waka tuarua) you share in New Zealand’s treasured heritage. Waka is an inclusive experience where everyone can feel the joy of working as part of a team.
We begin and end all our trips with a blessing (karakia) for protection. You will learn the etiquette (tikanga) associated with waka before becoming familiar with the boat and embarking on our journey (haerenga ).
Come join us for a truly unique cultural experience that’s suitable for all ages, ideal for families; mum, dad the kids and the grandparents can all participate together as well as Businesses for team building, social groups and community groups
Waka Tour to Toka Ngawhā (Split Apple rock) 3 hour tour starting and finishing at Kaiteriteri Beach: $300 Group discount up to 7 or up to 11 seats available per waka
Luxury 5 star Blenheim hotel accommodation in the heart of one of New Zealand’s most famous wine regions offering 80 rooms and suites.
Marlborough Accommodation: 20% off B&B Rate Grande Studio & 1 Bed Grande Apartment.
Fly the Skywire – the world’s longest flying fox ride right here in Nelson. Amazing scenic ride with a good shot of adrenaline.
Self drive a quad bike through native forest and out to the spectacular Bayview lookout, refreshments provided – guided, full instruction and safety equipment provided.
Self guided E Bike – Full Suspension Trail Bikes – ride through native forest and out to the spectacular Bayview lookout, take on some of the MTB tracks or pedal down to Cable Bay. Helmets and map provide. Suitable for all levels.
Skywire: $75.00 Adult / $55 Child
Bayview Quad Bike: $150.00 Rider / $40 passenger
Farm Forest Quad Bike: $105.00 Rider / $30 passenger
E Bike – Full Suspension Trail Bikes: $65.00 for up to 4 hours
R&R Kayaks are a small family owned sea kayak company offering guided tours and kayak rentals in the spectacular Abel Tasman National Park.
1 Day Double Kayak Rental: 20% off
Experience The Ultimate Thrill – Skydive from 9,000-13,000 – 16,500 or the highest in NZ- 20,000ft! You will enjoy an epic scenic flight up to height, with views of
both North and South Islands, multiple National Parks, beaches and blue seas that the Abel Tasman National Park has to offer!
Experience The Ultimate Thrill: 10% off any jump.
Not keen on getting too wet but love abseiling? Apart from a couple of waist-deep pools Blue Creek is a dry canyoning trip. This stunning Kahurangi canyon is deep and narrow as it was carved into a softer type of rock over many years. In some places you can touch both walls at the same time and if you look up you’ll only see a sliver of daylight. It really feels like you’re getting absorbed by the earth. If you ask your guides nicely they might even try to keep your feet dry on this one. By the end of this trip, you’ll be an abseiling pro!
Blue Creek Canyoning Trip in the Kahurangi National Park: Buy 1 Get 1 Free.
Scenic Flights – Experience the Breathtaking Nelson Tasman Region
Take a helicopter ride to an idyllic remote spot and soak it all in, take a scenic tour on a Cessna, or be delivered to luxurious resorts and retreats the travel world raves about.
Fly directly to your hiking, biking, fishing, hunting or wine tasting destination and put the time saved by flying with us into relishing being there.
Experience the Breathtaking Nelson Tasman Region: 10% off any flight.
Honeywell Hut has all the style of a back country musterers hut and has been lovingly restored with creative interiors and rustic charm. Where possible, recycled timber from the farm has been used, including bridge timbers and old cattle yards. The hut is lined with locally milled macrocarpa timber, infusing it with a cosy atmosphere.
A pot belly stove keeps you warm and an outdoor wood stove heats all your water for showers and baths. Soak your tired body in the outdoor bath after a day’s horse riding and gaze at the beautiful night sky of the Southern Hemisphere. Gather in the outdoor kitchen area for evening get-togethers.
Honeywell Hut: Stay 3 Nights Pay for 2.
The calm waters, easy beach access and great scenery make Tahunanui Beach the perfect place to have a go at stand-up paddleboarding. Whether you are a first-timer or a seasoned professional, you’re sure to love your time out in the “Haven.” Arrow Rock (Fifeshire Rock), Haulashore Island and the Boulder Back are all a short paddle from the sand. Plentiful seabirds and marine life such as southern fur seals, eagles and stingrays are common, so there’s always something to keep you coming back for more!
Guided Sea Kayak tours to the Historic Nelson Lighthouse: 1 child goes for free with a family of 4 booking.
SUP or Sit on Kayak Beach Hire: 2 for 1.
Gravity Nelson is your one stop shop to assist you to have a fantastic time riding the incredible trails of the Nelson region. We offer high end mountain bike and ebike rentals
& have a full-service workshop if your own bike needs a tweak. We sell expertly selected parts, accessories and riding supplies in our shop. We also have a team of expert coaches, professional guides, and offer 4×4 shuttles plus heli-bike tours.
Full-suspension Mondraker E-Bike Rentals: Passport holders get our fantastic full-suspension Mondraker e-bike rentals at the same price as our regular non-electric rentals
Family Coaching Sessions: $199 for a 3 hour session for up to 5 members of your family together. Get your mountain biking skills back up to speed with your bubble and our expert guides.
Hire a bike and spend the day biking around the wineries of Marlborough. Includes Bike, Helmet, safety vest, wine map & pick up/drop off from Blenheim or Renwick accommodation.
Full Day Self-guided Biking Wine Tour: 20% Discount.
Ever wanted to have a go go at blacksmithing or knife making? Join us for a whole day activity – forging a knife from raw steel to a blade you will treasure forever.
There is nothing quite like a knife you have made yourself, whether for outdoor use or in the kitchen. During the day you will forge a blade as it has been done through the ages, with step by step instruction and feel a wonderful sense of accomplishment at the conclusion of your day.
Make a Knife: $150.00 including Lunch.
Beaches Suites, which offers 5 star accommodation in the heart of Tahunanui, is the perfect place to explore the Nelson / Tasman region.
Beaches Suites is located within walking distance of the beach and a range of restaurants and cafes.
Superior Accommodation Units: Stay 1 Night Second Night 50% Off.
Celebrate Life! Gather family and friends for a private tour exclusive just for you. Cruise Nelson Harbour on board luxury sailing catamaran Te Harinui. Perfect for special occasions, celebrations and work functions.
Private Nelson Harbour Cruise: 3 hour private tour on Te Harinui. Group booking up to 19 people $840.00 (20% off); or $960.00 19 to 30 people (20% off).
An Archery Eco-Adventure 30,000 years in the making! Prepare for the best half-day archery adventure: Learn to shoot the longbow and afterwards go on a Dragon Hunt through some of the last virgin native forest. Fantasy and lifelike game archery targets await you in our beautiful native bush. This is archery at a whole new level. Suitable for first time archers and experienced archers alike.
Dragon Hunt Archery Experience: 20% Off.
Archery Have A Go: 3 for 2.
Your trusted local, cycle tour operator specialising in self-guided and supported tours on Nelson’s Great Taste Trail and the West Coast Wilderness Trail. Offering the full range of services including e-Bike hire, bike hire, shuttles, luggage transfer and accommodation.
Bike Hire: 2 for 1 or 50% off
Hire bikes and receive the second bike FREE when you book online.
Day Tours: Free e-Bike upgrade!
Book any of our single day sensations and each person will receive a FREE upgrade you to an e-BIKE.
Mapua Ferry: 2 for 1 or 50% off
Visit the Lighthouse near the end of Farewell Spit, one of the dunes along the way, Fossil Point near the base of the Spit, and Cape Farewell – the most northern point of the South Island.
Farewell Spit Tour: Each adult that books with the passport can take 1 child (15 years and under) for free.
Well located in the historical town of Collingwood, bordering the Aorere Estuary, Collingwood Park Motel provides a range of self-contained accommodation options to cater for individuals, corporates and groups. Easy access to Farewell Spit Tours departure point across the street and adjacent cafes, tavern, shops and beach all within a 1-2 minute walk.
Golden Bay Accommodation: Stay 3 Nights Pay for 2.
You’re a seafood lover with a zest for adventure? Step aboard Katabatic. On this Marlborough Sounds charter boat guests help to catch lunch/dinner and then watch the skipper, a professional chef, prepare it. Of course, it’s all washed down with some of the region’s finest wines.
Queen charlotte sounds charter – 1/2 Day: 20% Off
Queen charlotte sounds charter – Full Day: 20% Off
Queen charlotte sounds charter – Overnight: 20% Off
Juliet and Steve from Wilderness Guides have been showing people their backyard, the Marlborough Sounds, for more than 20 years. This Qualmark-Gold rated company has become synonymous with adventures by kayak, by bike and on foot including on the iconic Queen Charlotte Track in this, one of New Zealand’s best loved playgrounds.
One half day kayak rental ex. Picton: 2 for 1.
One half day bike rental ex. Picton: 2 for 1.
Explore, Dream, Discover the Marlborough Sounds by kayak, mountain bike or foot. Based in the tranquil Anakiwa, you can get out and about in the calm waters of the Queen Charlotte Sound, or take on the Queen Charlotte Track for some adventure by bike. For the easier bike ride, you can use the Link Pathway and ride to Havelock for a coffee. Whatever your ideal adventure, we can sort you out!
Full Day Double Kayak or Mountain Bike Hire: 2 for 1.
For the month of October, Marlborough and Nelson residents ONLY, enjoy a special rate of $150 per night (normally $250) which includes a complimentary continental breakfast at our beautiful lodge in the Marlborough Sounds.
Stay at the Mahana Lodge: $100 Off each night during the month of October.
Visiting Nelson Tasman? Amazing wine and food in abundance, stunning scenery. Eco-conscious tours at excellent prices with experienced drivers, let us show you the best of our region!
Exclusive Private Tours: 15% off all Day Out Tours.
Luxury Group Tours: 15% off all Day Out Tours.
Hopewell Lodge an award winning self-catering lodge set on a superb, natural coastline on the water’s edge of the Kenepuru Sound, within the magnificent Marlborough Sounds, on the northern tip of South Island, New Zealand.
Free Water Taxi Transfers to Hopewell Lodge: Free Return Water Taxi Transfers from Te Mahia Bay to Hopewell for 2 adults.
Contemporary and relaxed, the Picton Yacht Club Hotel is designed around its alluring swimming pool and its spectacular vistas of Marlborough Sounds. Enjoy 2 nights accommodation in a Superior Ocean View Room for the price of 1 with this exceptional deal!
Stay at the Picton Yacht Club Hotel: Stay 2 Pay for 1.
Join us under the sea in our exciting new underwater observatory, feed the fascinating stingrays and be delighted by NZ marine life in our seaside touch tank. See the stunning Marlborough Sounds from a whole new perspective!
The vessel is permanently moored at Lochmara and there is plenty of standing room and windows on both side. A few of the species you may see are carpet sharks, stingrays, crayfish, blue cod, tarakihi, conga eels and diving shags.
Book a day trip to Lochmara directly and get 50% off your underwater observatory tour.
Your perfect place to relax and unwind. We offer self-contained accommodation, Day Spa, Vegetarian Restaurant, pools spas and saunas, stunning views and right on the doorstep to Abel Tasman National Park and the Kaiteriteri Mountain Bike Park.
Accommodation: Stay 3 Nights Pay for 2.
Vortex is Nelson’s power craze on wheels. Wind karting at its best on a purpose built track.
Go wild in the eye of the storm ‘The Vortex’ or cruise along on a gentle Tasman breeze.
Wind karting is a breeze to learn, you’ll pick it up in minutes.
Wind Karting: 2 for 1.
Off The Beaten Track is located in Murchison, on the Southern side of the 2nd largest National Park In New Zealand, the Kahurangi (meaning Treasured Possession). It has some of the country’s oldest rock and landforms, spectacular areas of limestone and marble throughout. There is great history in this area dating back to the early settlers and the gold rush times which can be seen still today. The waterways that pass through these rocks, landforms and wilderness make for a stunning place to come and explore, relax and enjoy. Whether it be by foot, with extensive overnight or day walks throughout the area.
Off The Beaten Track Cabin and bike hire package: Rent a cabin for 2 nights with a 30% discount and free use of our bike hire range and transport.
Playground of the avid fisherman or keen outdoors type. Fully licensed restaurant and bar. Tranquil environment to waste away your day.
d’Urville Island Experience: Free Water Taxi Transfers & 1 Hour Fishing Trip.
We take small groups on guided kayak tours to explore one of Nelson’s hidden gems; the tranquil waters by Cable Bay and the rugged coast of Pepin Island. Leaving from Cable Bay beach, we paddle out to discover caves, beaches, waterfalls, bird life, seals and dolphins.
Cable Bay Explorer (3 hour tour): 20% off Two Adults or 20% off 1 Adult and 1 Child.
Looking for the perfect venue for holidays, get-away weekends and special occasions? Located in beautiful Golden Bay, you couldn’t wish for a better location for your wedding, retreat, conference or family reunion.
Whether you love adventures and adrenaline-fuelled activities in Golden Bay or nearby Abel Tasman National Park, or seek a peaceful retreat to relax and unwind, Zatori is a great base to stay and go play.
Whatever you enjoy doing, we know you will love waking up here.
Collingwood Accommodation: Stay 3 Nights Pay for 2.
Golden Bay Kayaks is a locally owned family business at Tata Beach, Northern end of the Abel Tasman. We are a locally owned, family business. It’s a popular destination for kayakers and Stand Up Paddle boarders from beginners to the more experienced.
Some Fun facts:
-Golden Bay Kayaks is the closest sea kayak company to the Abel Tasman. The Tata Islands are ATNP and are 750m from the beach
-We are the only company that will allow you to kayak the entire length of the park.
-Tata Islands are ecologically the most important in the AT. The are packed full of flora and fauna, host to some rare species of plants and birds
Kayaking & SUP: 10% Discount Book online, use the code in NMRHT Passport.
Peak View Retreat is a luxurious mountain top two bedroom holiday home designed as an Adults only retreat. We’re surrounded by native bush with 360* views over the Richmond Ranges, Pepin Island, Cable Bay and toward the Abel Tasman.
Accommodation: Stay 3 Nights Pay for 2.
Re-connect with nature, join our fully guided wildlife and dolphin 4 hour cruise, travel from Picton through the Marlborough Sounds on a scenic adventure, packed with wildlife plus the added bonus of a visit to Motuara Island Bird Sanctuary.
Motuara Island & Dolphin Watching Tour: Book 4 adults on our tour and get 50% off.
Nelson is lucky to have the best themed paintball town in New Zealand. We want you to experience the thrill of playing paintball on our post apocalyptic town of Purgatory at Armageddon Paintball.
Paintball: 2 For 1.
We’re located at the entrance to the Marlborough Sounds, where fishing and diving opportunities are within arm’s reach. Besides idyllic location with the views of the Cook Strait and North Island, we have a couple of homesteads that are fully equipped, private and make for a cosy home-away-from-home.
Accomodation in the Marlborough Sounds: 20% discount on nightly rate for a single booking.
Whether you’re visiting our incredible region for business or pleasure, Rutherford Hotel Nelson is the obvious choice for luxury accommodation in Nelson.
Stay at Rutherford Hotel Nelson: Stay 3 Nights Pay for 2 & Free Parking.
For evening dining, Oceano truly captures the essence of Nelson offering the freshest local produce cooked to perfection by our talented chefs. Our seasonal menu offers something for every palate. Top off your dining experience by choosing your favourite wine from one of the region’s best selected wine lists.
Dine at Oceano: 15% off Dining.
An authentic Japanese restaurant offering an array of delicious choices, using the freshest local seafood and highest quality local produce, from the sushi and sashimi bar, the a la carte menu or teppanyaki.
At the sushi and sashimi bar you can watch your chef prepare your meal using only the freshest ingredients. Enjoy the fun and entertainment of the teppenyaki grill where you are almost part of the cooking experience. Or for a quieter meal choose to dine from the a la carte menu and enjoy traditional flavours and service.
Dine at Miyazu: 15% off Dining.
Ecotour in Queen Charlotte Sounds on the 42 ft 90 yr old launch Tutanekai, visit Ship Cove, Have a guided tour of the Motuara Island Bird Sanctuary.
Other trips , visit The Gun Emplacements on Blumine Is Bird Sanctuary, Maori Pa site at Wharehunga where 10 of Cooks men were killed, or a trip down Tory Channel to visit The old shore based whaling station at Te Awai iti & explore the remains of the Fishing Bay whaling Station.
Ecotour in Queen Charlotte Sounds – 30 pax: 33% Off.
Ecotour in Queen Charlotte Sounds – 2 pax minimum: 55% Off.
A night’s accommodation for a couple in one of our luxury suites, with degustation 4 course dinner, with Marlborough wine pairing in front of an open fire in the luxury surrounds of the guest lounge room plus countrystyle cooked breakfast.
Fireside Romance: 1 night stay for 2 people (with degustation 4 course dinner, wine pairing and cooked breakfast)
The Centre for Fine Woodworking is New Zealand’s only woodworking school and it’s right here in Nelson. We teach fine woodworking courses at every skill level from absolute beginners to those with some experience.
Weekend Workshops: 25% Off Weekend Workshops.
Start to learn how to kitesurf with an Introduction Level 1 lesson and bring a friend or family member for free- 2 for 1!! Nelson has some of the best conditions for kitesurfing in NZ, Kitescool’s instructors are experienced and fun and we will provide everything you will need!!
Introduction to Kitesurfing: 2 for 1.
Experience the view of beautiful Nelson city and bay by helicopter. Departing west over Rabbit Island and its long golden beach, taking in the views of the bay. Fly over Mapua, a small town with great local restaurants, before returning to Nelson airport.
20 minute flight.
Nelson City Scenic: 4 seats Nelson City & Bay Scenic for $620.
Ultimate class 5 white water run in the Karamea River with Ultimate Descents. Helicopter up river with Heli Charter Karamea and raft out through the Kahurangi National Park on our full day tour. Lunch included.
Heli Rafting One Day Karamea River: 10% Off Per Person.
Heli Rafting Two Day Mokihinui River: 10% Off Per Person.
Locally owned and operated with real West Coast Hospitality, offering you a range of comfortable and moderately priced accommodation options with Café, Restaurant and Bar facilities. A relaxing retreat and perfect setting to unwind.
Karamea Accommodation: Stay 3 Nights Pay for 2.
Amidst Lavender Fields and Olive Gardens lies French Fields Boutique Luxury Accommodation. The picturesque French-Style architecture is the perfect place to stay whilst experiencing what Marlborough has to offer. We offer three suites within French Fields. All are sunshine facing with glorious views in every direction.
Marlborough Luxury Accommodation: Stay 1 Get 1 Free.
Wedding Photo Venue: 50% Off.
Whether you’re a Hobbit fan or just have a love for the outdoors, the Pelorus river has a lot to offer. The dramatic beauty of this valley is unparalleled, so join us on this unique kayaking adventure.
The Barrel Run: 20% Discount.
Explore the Magic of the Kenepuru and Pelorus Sounds on a 32ft Beneteau yacht offering an exhilarating sailing experience.
3 hour sail in the Kenepuru Sound: $50 off.
Charter boat & Package tour operators for 2 or more people. Corporate and family functions. Pelorus sounds scenic Mussel Farm cruise, Eco- Tours, Fishing and Cruising the scenic Marlborough Sounds.
Fishing Tour in the Marlborough Sounds 5-100pax: 20% Discount.
Abel Tasman Kayaks specialises in kayak rentals. That means we know what’s waiting to be discovered deep within the living park. Seals, caves, dolphins, rugged coastline, golden sand beaches… they’re out there… and more. It makes us uniquely qualified to prepare our clients so they feel safe and confident including a world first kayak GPS tracked safety system that allows us to monitor client’s safety and lets us know that clients are safely in campsites at the end of the day. Every rental kayak embarking on an overnight trip includes this technology. So when you want to explore the Abel Tasman, rent a kayak from us.
Kayaking in the Abel Tasman: We will donate 10% of your ticket price to conservation project Project Janzoon who are on a mission to restore and preserve the Abel Tasman’s rich wildlife for all to enjoy.
Need a break, a change of scenery, time to yourself… but don’t want to spend all your time travelling…try a staycation with us and Unwind, Relax and Enjoy!
Imagine… a sleep in, walks along the beach, a leisurely coffee, choice of dining options, early check-in, late checkout.
The perfect location for a Staycation: 25% Off for 2 Night Stay.
We are a locally-owned motel providing beautifully clean, well-appointed accommodation. We love to share our knowledge of the amazing places to explore in Golden Bay.
Golden Bay Accommodation: Stay 3 Nights Pay for 2.