No-one seems quite sure about whether Nelson and Tasman are separate regions, but it’s useful here to consider them as one. The big place is Nelson: everywhere else is seriously tiny – but it’s all very beautiful. And at least on the eastern coast the weather is seriously better than Wellington’s.
The layout is roughly driving-tour order, with links below for the main attractions. It connects from Touring Marlborough east of Nelson and runs down to Murchison, where it connects with Touring West Coast.
A beautiful retreat with a terrible story in its past
The tour connects through Murchison to Touring West Coast.