Nelson/Tasman Off The Beaten Path

  • New Zealand fur seal basking on Tonga Island
    New Zealand fur seal basking on Tonga...
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  • Wharariki Beach
    Wharariki Beach
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  • Pupu Springs: crystal clear water
    Pupu Springs: crystal clear water
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Nelson/Tasman Off The Beaten Path

  • Pupu Springs

    Pupu Springs is New Zealand's largest freshwater spring (the official name is Waikoropupu Springs; in Maori waikoropupu means "bubbling water"). The water is coming from the Takaka River and is absolutely crystal clear and the colours are amazing. The springs are situated in a scenic reserve with a short loop track on a board walk along the spring...

  • Golden Bay and Wharariki Beach

    Leave Kaiteriteri to the north over a very scenic road to Takaka Hill. On your way to the top (972 m) panoramic views of both Tasman Bay and Golden Bay and later some lookouts of Takaka Valley.Takaka is the place for a cup of coffee or tea. What do you think of the famous Wholemeal Cafe ? ?It is almost impossible, but it will even be more quiet...

  • Buller Gorge Swingbridge

    Although not the most original swingbridge we found in New Zealand, it was rather nice to visit the Buller Gorge Swingbridge. It is for sure the longest of the country with a length of 110 metres and it is 17 metres above the Buller River. Most 'dangerous' during the crossing is the moment when we had to pass other visitors; the bridge is rather...

  • Abel Tasman - discoverer of New Zealand

    For 'Dutchies' a must see activity, for other people perhaps an off the beaten path tip.Abel Tasman was born in a small village in the Netherlands called Lutjegast in 1603. He was a famous discoverer, who was engaged in several trips in the Dutch Indies and the north-western Pacific. On an expedition from Batavia to the "South Land" in 1642 he...

  • Takaka & Murderes Bay

    it was here on this Coast , where Abel Tasman..the dutch explorer had his only contact with the Maori People..4 of his crew where killed, A.T. never set foot on this Island...the Bay was later named ..Murderes Bay, if you ask me, pretty aweful name for such a beautiful spot

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