Day trips

Nelson is surrounded by Abel Tasman National park, Kahurangi National park, Nelson Lakes National park, Richmond Forest park and the Marlborough Sounds maritime park, all within an hour of Nelson by vehicle or less by helicopter. This huge range of landscape provides a wide range of stunning scenic and adventure opportunities for the experienced traveller, making Nelson a must on your New Zealand holiday. Simply Wild offers 17 private different day trip options, walking, helihiking, cruising, sailing and sea kayaking, cycling and mountain biking plus private trips exploring the regions art, wine and culture, all of which can be customised to suit you. Read More

Abel Tasman National Park private hiking day trip

Spend the day hiking with your friendly and knowledgeable Simply Wild guide exploring one of the world's great coastal walkways. The day is designed so you can fully enjoy your...
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Abel Tasman National Park private launch and walk

A day trip exploring the Abel Tasman National Park by private launch, including guided walking with your friendly and knowledgeable Simply Wild guide/host, exploring one of the world's great coastal...
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Kahurangi National Park One – Heli Scenic & walk / hike

A heliscenic trip into New Zealand's second largest National Park with two dramatic mountain stops, plus guided walking or hiking on the remote western part of the famous Heaphy Track,...
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Kahurangi National Park Two – Heli Scenic & walk / hike

A heliscenic trip into New Zealand's second largest National Park with two dramatic mountain stops, plus guided walking or hiking on the remote western part of the famous Heaphy Track,...
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Mount Owen Alpine Heli Hike

Mt Owen offers big, bold and fascinating marble karst landscape, a vast array of alpine meadow plants and the highest peak (just under 1900 metres) in the Kahurangi National Park....
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Mount Richmond Alpine Helihike

This off-trail cross country alpine helihike offers spectacular views of the top of the South Island only 9 minutes by helicopter from Nelson City...
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Mount Arthur walk – hike

A delightful, private guided alpine day walk on Mt Arthur, on the eastern edge of Kahurangi National Park, accessible by 4WD vehicle....
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The Best of Nelson – Wine – Art – Culture

The Best of Nelson: Wine,art, and culture. Guided and Private.   The Best of Nelson: Wine,art, and culture. Guided and Private.   The Best of Nelson: Wine,art, and culture. Guided and Private....
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Cycling the Great Taste Trail

Nelson's Great Taste Trail is part of the National Cycle Trail Network, and will eventually cover a distance of 162 - 175 kilometres around the Nelson region offering easy, family...
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Helibike – The Dun Mountain Trail

The Dun Mountain Trail is a classic mountain bike ride for intermediate or expert mountainbikers alike. Accessing the mountain by a short helicopter lift, the trip starts with a short...
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Mountain Bike – The Rameka Track

Referred to by the New Zealand Automobile Association Top 100 as one of Nelson region’s key things to do, the Rameka Track is an old pack trail leading from an...
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Abel Tasman National Park private sail & walk

A day trip exploring the Abel Tasman National Park by private 50ft cruising yacht, including guided walking with your friendly and knowledgeable Simply Wild guide/host, exploring one of the world's...
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Luxury Yacht “Yonder Star” day cruise & walk

Spend a day, or charter for a number of days exploring and relaxing on "Yonder Star", a delightful and classic 90ft luxury yacht, enabling you to enjoy the ultimate way...
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Wilderness Heliraft on the Karamea River

The Karamea River was voted one of the top ten wilderness rafting trips in the world by Outside Magazine. This day trip accessing the Karamea River offers you a chance...
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Scenic transfer – Nelson to Arthurs Pass

A day of scenic splendour, travelling south of Nelson and along the spectacular coast from Westport to Greymouth before traversing the Southern Alps to Canterbury....
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