4 Day Discover the Arts
4 Day Discover the Arts
Delight all your senses as you experience the best of Nelson's arts community and scenery.
Home to twenty five boutique wineries and over 350 working artists, you’re assured of a highly memorable experience as you meet the personalities and discover the many delights of the Nelson region.
Nelson’s blend of mediterranean style climate and landscape has produced ideal growing conditions for elegant whites and warm reds. It is also home to a thriving arts & crafts community where locals enjoy a relaxed and easy-going lifestyle. On your half day wine & arts tour, you’ll visit two award-winning wineries and visit several artisan studios including pottery, paintings, sculpture, glass, dried flowers, jewellery & more.
The World of WearableArt™ & Classics Cars Museum is an iconic ‘must-see’ on any visit to Nelson that showcases two distinctly different passions. Here you’ll find a world class collection of classic cars alongside incredible works of wearable art from around the globe. The Classic Car Gallery has been built up over many years and is now one of Australasia’s largest private collections. It features some of the most sought after models in classic motoring, many having been lovingly and extensively restored. Every year since 1987, a unique show has been developed and staged for the annual WearableArt Awards. Having grown from humble beginnings, the show is now a major international event and all the garments on display at the WearableArt Gallery have performed on stage.
If time permits or you decide to extend your stay, be sure to visit the Abel Tasman National Park, a coastal paradise that you can walk through or explore by cruise boat, sailing catamaran, water taxi or sea kayak. It is renowned for its golden, sandy beaches and the sculptured granite and marble formations that fringe the headlands. The world famous coastal track extends for 54 kms from Marahau to Golden Bay and the native wildlife you’ll encounter is just as awesome as the spectacular scenery. Choose from one of the many great options to explore the park or simply relax & swim in the crystal clear waters of one the many idyllic beaches.
|Tour Name:||4 Day Discover the Arts|
|From:||Nelson to Nelson|
|Valid:||May 18 - Mar 19|
From (NZD) $815 per person
|3 nights superior hotel accommodation at the Heritage Rutherford Hotel|
|Full cooked breakfasts daily|
|4 days rental of 1.8L Toyota Corolla or similar (other car categories available on request)|
|Unlimited kms and vehicle insurance (excess applies)|
|GPS Navigation unit|
|Half day guided wine & art tour|
|General admission to the World of WearableArt™ & Classics Cars Museum|
Day by Day Tour Itinerary
On arrival, please collect your rental car and make your way to your city hotel. The rest of today is at leisure to enjoy the local sights.
Free time this morning. This afternoon, enjoy a guided half day wine & arts tour.
Visit the World of WearableArt™ & Classics Cars Museum. A visit to Hoglund Glass is also highly recommended.
Free time for some last minute sightseeing before returning your rental car & departing Nelson for your next destination.
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