Shore Tours

Our specialty is “bespoke private tours”.


“Bespoke” tours give you the opportunity to take your time visiting the Nelson region.   The itinerary is yours to discuss with your Driver.   The time and vehicle are yours exclusively allowing you  to spend longer visiting a gallery, winery, craft brewery, having a lunch in a fabulous restaurant, or stopping for picnic platter lunch beside a river or on a beach.  We will arrange it.



Have a short time in Nelson then select one of our three Shore tours.

Option One

Tour through the Waimea and the Golden Downs forest (Pine and Douglas Fir) to the Nelson Lakes district. Take time for a short walk on the foreshore of Lake Rotoiti before heading to the second of these two beautiful lakes Lake Rotoroa. Take time for a cafe lunch before Returning to Nelson via the Tapawera Valley (hop growing country) and Moutere Hills.

This tour is designed for those wishing to take in the bush and scenery with just short walks.

Cameras are a must.

Option Two

Your tour takes in the fabulous Kaiteriteri beach where you can either select to take a cruise in
the Abel Tasman park or join us for two short walks. Walk one is down to a sandy beach views of split apple rock. Followed by a cafe lunch at beach front in Marahau and a walk to view the Riwaka resurgence. (The Abel Tasman cruise option requires advance bookings with a charter operator, so please advise at time of booking)
We return to Nelson via the Tasman Bay coast line taking time to stop at four galleries in the Mapua area.


Option Three


Your tour takes in the Four wineries in the Waimea and Moutere Valleys. We stop at the World of Wearable Art museum and three Artisans galleries and working studios. Before heading through to the source of Riwaka river with a lunch stop (own cost)



Option Four


This tour suits those interested in classic motoring. It includes a stop at the World of Wearable Art and collectable cars. We then also sample three craft beers from the local district.