Nelson Tours

Luxury Private Tours

We will show you the best of what the Nelson region has to offer:- Whether you would like to see wineries, local arts, scenic highlights, historical buildings or gardens or a combination of them all. We are flexible and will work with you to match your requirements.

Choose from one of our sample Nelson tours below, designed to capture the essentials of the Nelson region or personalise your tour with us to suit your interests and requirements. With a detailed knowledge of the Nelson / Marlborough region, we can create Nelson tours to meet a wide range of special interests.

Sample tours

These are merely examples of tours we are able to offer. We will always speak with you before we start and customise the tour to your own interests and abilities. Trust us we know the region well. Tired of art galleries and prefer some scenery? No problem! Are you unable to tackle lots of stairs? Not a worry! We’ll make sure your day really is your day.

Nelson Coastal Highway Tour (Full Day)

Nelson is famous for its arts and crafts culture and artisans have been attracted to the Nelson region for over 200 years inspired by the physical beauty of the local landscape and the clarity of natural light.
Nelson is also home to 25 boutique wineries nestled amongst the Moutere Hills or the ‘river garden’ of the Waimea Plains. Nelson is the country’s eighth largest wine region.

We have selected an itinerary that covers it all; artists, boutique wineries, scenic and historic highlights. We can arrange for you to meet the artists in their own studios then to sample a fine vintage in a delightful vineyard.

  • World of WearableArt & Classic Cars Museum
  • Hoglunds Art Glass Studio
  • Parker Gallery
  • Tasman Bay Beaches and Mapua Estuary & Galleries
  • Seifried’s Winery

Nelson City of Sunshine Tour (Full Day)

Nelson is the second oldest city in the country and boasts the title of New Zealand’s sunshine capital. It is the geographical centre of New Zealand and the first ever game of rugby in the country was played here!
Tour Highlights

With a wealth of historical and cultural sites and a charm of its own, this tour is a must for lovers of art, architecture, history and heritage.

  • City and Tasman Bay Views
  • Queens Gardens
  • Founders Historic Park
  • World of WearableArt & Classic Cars Museum
  • Waimea Estates
  • The Suter Gallery
  • Rutherford Gallery
  • South St
  • Parker Gallery

Treasured Pathway (Full Day)

Discover the charm, diversity and beauty of this country. We retrace the pathways of the ancestors and visit some of the artisans and winemakers who now make it their home. Ceramics, woodcraft, sculpture, fibres, Art glass its all here.

  • Kereru Gallery
  • MacMillan Gallery
  • Katie Gold
  • Upper Moutere Inn – Historic Hotel
  • Nuedorf Vineyards
  • Mahana Estates Winery and Gallery
  • Sally Burton Artist
  • Hoglunds Art Glass Studio
  • Royce McGlashen Pottery
  • Gardens of the World

Nelson City (Half Day)

A taste of Nelson, some of the must-sees and some little known secrets.

  • World of WearableArt & Classic Cars Museum
  • Jens Hansen (jeweller and crafter of the ring for “Lord of the Rings”)
  • Flame Daisy (glass blowing)
  • Brian Flintoff (jade and bone carver)
  • Nelson Highlights & Monaco Peninsula