4.5 based on 40 reviews
The Tasman Great Taste Trail is an easy cycling trail that takes a leisurely tour of Nelson/Tasman's most beautiful coastal and inland areas. Riders will pass vineyards, Breweries, orchards and no end of places to stop and enjoy some quality cuisine. As a loop the trail is 174km long, but it can easily be broken down into bite sized portions just right for short morning rides and gentle afternoon cruises. It is one of New Zealand's Great Rides. For more information on the Trail and other off-road and mountain biking trails in Nelson/Tasman check out our website.
To suggest that the 40k or so from Mapua to Kaiteriteri is part of one of New Zealand's 22 Great Rides is an insult to the Central Otago Rail Trail, the Queen Charlotte Track, et al. Maybe it is just a work in progress and in a few years it will feel like less of a patchwork of old trails connected by pavement.
Now, it's a nice enough couple of hours if you like riding on sidewalks, sealed roads and shared paths but it's not really a "great" ride. The signage could be better in Mapua and entering Motueka but most of the way you don't need to worry about getting lost. A couple of long, gradual climbs but nothing beyond an intermediate. And the views are stunning on the hilltops are stunning. The section through the Kaiteriteri Mountain Bike Park was fine on a mountain bike but I question doing it on a hybrid with riders zooming on banked turns in the opposite direction on a dozen or so switchbacks, going up and coming down.
For now, if you have a day in the area, I would go with kayaking or hiking and save the bike for further south like Twizel, Hawea, Wanaka ... where therere dedicated unpaved tracks.
4 based on 16 reviews
From the beautiful Waimea Plains come the inspired and innovative wines of the South Island's oldest family winery, Seifried Estate. Harvested from Estate grown, 'Sustainably Accredited' vineyards scattered throughout the Nelson region, this is a winery with a focus and passion for beautifully crafted wines. From humble beginnings in the Moutere Valley near Nelson in 1973, Seifried Estate has grown to become synonymous with sustainability, quality, innovation and family values. The family business has grown and now farms over 250 hectares of vines, with their wines being sold in 22 countries, including having established themselves as a familiar and favoured brand in New Zealand. A leading producer of Nelson Sauvignon Blanc, Seifried has also gained a reputation for interesting and unusual varieties, including Grüner Veltliner, Würzer and Zweigelt - paying homage to Hermann's Austrian heritage. In September 2014, Hermann and Agnes were acknowledged for their tremendous contribution to New Zealand wine and inducted as Fellows of New Zealand Winegrowers. They made history as the first husband and wife team to be recognised and it was also the first time a woman has been honoured. The passion has been passed on with all three of the Seifried "children" now home and working in the company. Each brings experience and knowledge gained in various roles around the world. The grandchildren have also become regulars at the winery, eager to help and get their hands (and feet!) dirty, and follow in "Opa and Nana's" footsteps. A family business, sharing their wines with the world. And home to the fabulous Sweet Agnes Riesling - New Zealand's most awarded dessert wine.
This is one of those really good wine tasting experiences - they have a wide range available and staff help you through it in a warm and friendly manner. We knew what we wanted so didn't do the full tasting, but found the staff very knowledgable and helpful. They also have a restaurant here for those wanting to stop for lunch.
5 based on 5 reviews
This is a great family friendly biking area with tracks well suited for younger (8-12yo) kids to the more advanced. All intermediate to intermediate-advanced tracks. Beautiful flowy very well constructed tracks! My recommendation is ride up alpha to top, Peoples Choice to SixFootFive, Exodus, Goliath down Champion to awesome pizza and pints at the brewery at the end of Champion!
4 based on 5 reviews
Located on the outskirts of sunny Nelson/Richmond, Greenacres Golf Club is actually on Best Island and rated amongst the Top 40 courses in NZ. The course borders the tidal inlet with water coming into play on several holes. Built on a solid sand base, the inland holes are tree-lined where the coastal holes enjoy water views and a true links feel.
Had a great round of golf today with my cousins. Excellent value (4 players for $80 total). Great views, good greens and not at all crowded.
5 based on 1 reviews
Come and join the Wangapeka Cheese team today for a journey into boutique artisan cheeses made locally here in Nelson. Following a Pasture to Plate philosophy, learn our story and how we have got where we are today. Choose from a Cheese Platter to share, a Probiotic Kefir Smoothie to get your body back on track or even a good old fashioned Whole Milk Milkshake!
Wonderful, informative, successful, inspiring. I learned a lot about making halloumi and ricotta and also about bigger picture things like the treatment of cows and the importance of choosing milk wisely. I will be buying Wangapeka milk from now on knowing how kind you are...MoreHi Jeana, Many thanks for your feedback! Most appreciated. Make sure to head to the website to find out when our next Feta & Mascarpone class is :)
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