Great places to visit around Nelson

A selection of things to do and places to visit from the team at Arrow Motel

  • Just 5 minutes walk from the motel:
    • Tahunanui Beach
    • Free outdoor gym equipment by the beach
    • The Beach Cafe with good coffee
    • The Sprig and Fern craft beer bar
    • Nelson Beach Fun Park (Hydro slide, mini golf etc)
    • Natureland Zoo
    • Nelson Roller Rink
    • The Lion’s Family Playground
    • BMX Track
  • Just 5 minutes drive from the motel:
    • The World of Wearable Arts and Classic Cars Museum
    • Waterfront restaurants
    • Golf Course
    • Paddy’s Knob lookout for views over Tahunanui and Tasman Bay
    • Princess Drive lookout for views over Tasman Bay
  • Just 10 minutes walk from the motel
    • Smuggler’s Bar and Restaurant
    • Bel Aire craft beer bar
    • Thai Tahuna (great Thai Takeaway or Dine in)
    • Sports Bar (Ocean Lodge)
    • Abel Tasman Statue and Northern beach access for kayaks
    • Rocks Road for views over Tasman bay, Arrow (Fifeshire) rock and Nelson Harbour
  • Just 10 minutes drive from the motel
    • Nelson City centre and sights
    • The Saxton Field sports complex
    • The Brook Sanctuary
    • The centre of New Zealand walks
    • Mountain bike trails: Involution, Grampians and the Brook/Maitai area
    • Founders Park
    • Nelson Provincial Museum
    • The Bead Gallery
    • The Birthplace of New Zealand Rugby
    • Miazu Japanese Gardens
    • Wakatu Marae
    • The Grampian Walkway
    • The Nelson Christ Church Cathedral
    • Nelson regional Hospital
    • Suter Art Gallery
    • The Royal Theatre
    • State Cinema 6
  • Just 15 minutes drive from the motel
    • Hoglunds Art Glass
    • Eyebright Country Store
    • The Grape Escape Craft Gallery
    • The McMillan Pottery and Gallery
    • Gardens of the World
    • Royce McGlashan Gallery
    • Happy Valley Adventures
  • Just 30 minutes drive from the motel
    • Numerous wineries (ask us about them)
    • The Redwood Turnery
    • Nelson Speedway
    • Nelson Kart Track
    • Mapua village (craft galleries and Restaurants)
    • Moutere village Icon Gallery and NZ’s oldest pub
  • Just 60 minutes drive from the motel
    • Abel Tasman National Park
    • Kaiteri Kayaks
    • Aqua Taxi
    • Kaiteriteri Beach
    • Nelson Lakes National park
    • Lake Rotoiti
    • Motueka Valley
    • 5 Trout fishing rivers
    • Motueka Shopping Centre

Ask the team at Arrow Motel for more information we are happy to share our comprehensive knowledge of the Nelson region.