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Grand Mercure Nelson Monaco

Set in delightful cottage gardens overlooking the Waimea Inlet in Nelson on the Monaco Peninsula, Grand Mercure Nelson Monaco is a unique boutique property offering superb accommodation and facilities including a swimming pool, gymnasium, and onsite businesses – Paul Harris Jewellers and About Beauty with its three treatment rooms. The hotel has spectacular sunset views and is situated only a few minutes’ drive from Nelson airport on New Zealand’s South Island.

Built from bricks and timber recycled from the Nelson Wharf, this waterfront hotel combines traditional English village style with modern comforts, it will appeal to travellers seeking an elegant and private escape in extensive gardens.

The hotel provides over 80 elegant and spacious rooms, studios and cottages. The self-contained cottages are charming, each beautifully furnished and featuring French doors opening onto the Village Green, the stream or a private courtyard. Family accommodation is available.

The Grand Mercure Nelson Monaco is home to The Monaco Kitchen restaurant where you can enjoy fine local and international cuisine in relaxed and contemporary surroundings as you admire the views from within the restaurant or in the surrounding courtyard.

The hotel makes the ideal base from which to explore the diverse Nelson Tasman region – there are golf courses, wineries, cycle-ways and art galleries aplenty. An array of thrilling experiences can be arranged including a private heli-charter, wine tours, horse riding, quad biking, skydiving or a cruise in the Abel Tasman National Park.

+64 3 547 8233
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6 Point Road, Monaco, Nelson, New Zealand

The Honest Lawyer

Situated on Monaco Peninsula with spectacular views of the Able Tasman and Waimea Estuary.  The Garden Courtyard provides a unique family friendly setting with plenty of seating, a giant chess set and beautiful grounds, including it's own orchard.  Live music plays every Thursday and Friday night.  Sunday afternoon includes live music and a bouncy castle for the kids. 

The perfect place to relax with friends, share a great meal or book in for a special occasion.  Stay for a night or a week and feel yourself unwind.

+64 3 547 4070
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1 Point Road, Monaco, Nelson

Wheelie Fantastic Cycle Hire & Tours

We are a local company, with a passion for cycling. Our services range from bike hire at Mapua, to bespoke, premium multi day tours along Tasman’s Great Taste Trail. We provide high quality trail bikes for comfortable cycling on trails and roads. For keen road bike enthusiasts, we can also provide full carbon road race bikes. Using our local knowledge and experience, we also offer a range of day tours that not only use the official trail, but also take our guests to hidden gems, off the beaten track. Our unique itineraries, take in wineries, hop gardens, studios and galleries, cafes and restaurants. All of our itineraries can be adapted to suit the specific needs of our guests. We don't amalgamate groups so your itinerary is yours to enjoy at a pace that suits you. If you area travelling with your own bike, we can also offer luggage and bike transfers. You decide, we provide.

Our formula is simple: Local People + Local Knowledge = Great Experiences

+64 22 103 7494
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341 Old Coach Road, Mahana, RD1, Upper Moutere, Ne

Miyazu Japanese Restaurant, Rutherford Hotel

Supreme Winner Best Restaurant Nelson/Tasman Aronui DineOut Awards 2014 Presented by WildTomato.

An authentic Japanese restaurant offering an array of delicious choices, using the freshest local seafood and highest quality local produce, from the sushi and sashimi bar, the teppanyaki or the a la carte menu.

At the sushi and sashimi bar you can watch your chef prepare your meal using only the freshest ingredients.  Enjoy the entertainment of the teppanyaki grill where you are almost part of the cooking experience.  Or for a quieter meal choose to dine from the a la carte menu and enjoy traditional flavours and service.

Opening Hours:

6pm - late, Tuesday to Saturday.

+64 3 548 2299
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27 Nile Street West, Trafalgar Square, Nelson

Sprig and Fern Tavern Tahuna

Just on the outskirts of Nelson and close to beautiful Tahunanui beach. You can kick back and relax on the huge veranda and watch the action on the sports fields opposite.  Only a few hundred metres off the cycle route from Nelson to start of the Great Taste Trail.

+64 3 548 5066
13 Beach Road, Tahunanui, Nelson

Sprig and Fern Tavern Hardy St

Nelson CBD’s craft beer bar with tons of bike parking and social seating to discuss the epic ride just completed. Close to all the best MTB trails and cycle tracks in Nelson and unofficial clubrooms to a good number of bike clubs and groups locally.

+64 3 548 1154
280 Hardy Street, Nelson

PureTrails New Zealand

Bike the Tasman's Great Taste Trail with PureTrails NZ's 5 day supported cycle tour.  This trip is a perfect mix of cycling, excellent local food and wine, and great beaches and scenery.  Cycle 150km+ of the new Great Taste Trail.  Indulge in the local fine foods, wines and craft beer. Explore the local arts, crafts and cottage industries.  Discover the vibrant city of Nelson. Cycle along the coast at Rabbit Island.  Enjoy a seaside lunch on Mapua Wharf.  Enjoy a scenic cruise in the stunning Abel Tasman National Park.  Swim in the beautiful waters at Kaiteriteri Beach.  Relax in comfortable accommodations.  There is a option to start and finish your tour in either Nelson or Christchurch.  Visit our website for tour dates and prices. 

+64 21 178 8287
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11a Langstone Lane, Northcote, Christchurch

The Grind Coffee Roasters @ The Tasman Store

The Tasman Store is located on Aporo Road 10km from Mapua.  It is the perfect place to stop for an award winning coffee, homemade muffins and cakes and awesome real fruit ice creams made with local Moutere fruit.  We also have a wide selection of cold drinks and stock the basic grocery necessities. Grab a pie or freshly made sandwich and stop and relax for a while in the lovely sunny garden before continuing on the trail.  You are assured of a warm friendly welcome from our staff who can also give you advice on the local area.

+64 3 526 6275
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387 Aporo Road, Tasman

Pine Hill Lodge

Categories: Accommodation

Experience the tranquility of Pine Hill Lodge. We are set in Pine Hill Serenity Vineyard, amongst the undulating hills of Nelson’s Ruby Bay. Located halfway between the Nelson town centre and the Abel Tasman National Park, our lodge offers the ideal setting for relaxation. We are only a short drive away from a variety of activities, eateries and attractions. We believe the perfect getaway starts with the perfect room. All our rooms are complete with a comfortable King or Super King size bed with luxurious 100% cotton linen, ensuite, full kitchenette with appliances and in-room audio visual entertainment. Unwind in our outdoor spa pool and let our massage therapist work on your tired muscles in our dedicated massage room. Pine Hill Lodge invites you to stay and enjoy the peace and serenity in our vineyard. Relax, recharge, rejuvenate and let us take care of the rest.

+64 3 540 2128
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112 Pine Hill Road, Ruby Bay

Kimi Ora Eco Resort LTD

Just a 10-minute walk from Kaiteriteri Beach, Kimi Ora Eco Resort offers rooms with a balcony and sea views. Guests enjoy free Wi-Fi, free breakfast and a range of luxury facilities including a spa and wellness centre.

Kimi Ora is a 10-minute drive from Abel Tasman National Park and a 50-minute drive from Golden Bay. Nelson Airport is a 1-hour drive away.

All rooms offer a kitchen or a kitchenette. They feature a dining and lounge area with a satellite flat-screen TV and a DVD player. Some rooms boast a fireplace, a spa bath, air-conditioning or BBQ facilities.

Enjoy a swim in the heated indoor or outdoor pools, or warm up in the hot tubs, steam room or saunas. The games room features a billiards and table tennis table. You can make use of free guest bicycles and mountain bike hire, to explore the famous Kaiteriteri Mountain Bike Park.

Kimi Ora Restaurant serves vegetarian cuisine. Your free continental buffet breakfast includes cereals, organic cheese and yoghurt, fresh fruit salad, toasts, spreads, nuts, juice and organic tea and coffee.

+64 508 546 4672
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99 Martin Farm Road, Kaiteriteri, Motueka, 7197

McCashin's Brewery Bar, Cafe & Bottlestore

Open 7 days from 6:30 am. Brewery tours 11.00 am and 2.00 pm Mon-Sat, free tastings of beers and ciders at any time if you can't make one of the tours (bookings taken at other times for groups of 10 or more subject to staff availability). All day breakfast from 8am, woodfired pizzas and amazing burgers, great coffee, live music Sat and Sun afternoons, beer garden, bike parking, child friendly, Sat Market, free wi-fi, growler and rigger fills.

+64 3 547 0329
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660 Main Road, Stoke, Nelson, 7011

Mapua 41 South Holiday Accommodation

Categories: Accommodation

Special for May to August 2017

Early check-in, late checkout or free 3rd night.  10% discount for Super Gold Card holders.  Airport pick up and drop off.  2 night minimum stay.

New studio/apartment/house in the heart of Mapua and the Cycle Trail.  Modern design and interiors, self-contained, espansive decking, underfloor heating for winter warmth and cycle lock-up.  2 to 4 minutes walk to shops, cafes and the wharf. 

+64 27 3299144
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55 Aranui Road, Mapua

Toad Hall

At Toad Hall we aim to use the healthiest and freshest produce we can.  Our cafe prides itself on creating clean, healthy food to nourish not only the people eating them, but the community that grew, caught and harvested them.  We have a diverse blackboard menu, as well as a variety of salads and cabinet options available.  We also have the Toad Hall Juicery using the freshest, healthiest local fruit and veges to make you the most delicious nutrient rich drinks you will find anywhere.  

+64 3 528 6456
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502 High Street, Motueka

Greens Motel

Categories: Accommodation

The Greens motel is nestled amongst the trees at the end of a quite cul-de-sac. No traffic noise at night and only two minutes from Nelson airport. Great views of planes landing from your private balcony. Airport closed in the evening so the best of both worlds close to airport without the noise. 

We boast a wonderful outlook over the Golf Course, Tasman Bay and to the Mt Arthur Ranges beyond. You'll love relaxing on your balcony taking in the views. Enjoy Nelsons mild climate conditions. With New Zealand most sunshine hours city, Nelson is a great place to visit. Just a short 10 minute drive away from the central city and 15 minutes from Richmond mall for the shopping traveller. 

Sitting next to Nelson Golf course and a children’s play ground at the end of the driveway. Greens motel is the perfect location for every traveller. We offer great corporate rates for the business traveller.  Golf Packages can be tailored to from the devoted player to the amateurs. Couples to Families. Long stays also offered if required.  We welcome every traveller and our friendly staff are more than happy to help.

Our accommodation includes your choice of studios, one or Two bedroom units with kitchen amenities in every unit.

+64 3 546 4341
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36 Golf Haven Way, Nelson


Categories: Accommodation

Located at the Woodstock halfway point right on Tasman's Great Taste Trail.  Charming self contained cottage set on 80 acres of private land, nestled beside the Motueka river, renowned for it's trout fishing and swimming. 

Twenty minutes access to Kahurangi National Park and Mt Arthur, popular for tramping and hunting.  Forty minutes to Able Tasman National Park and it's stunning beaches.  Talented local arts and crafts. 

Queen bed or twin beds with option of added trundle beds.  Evening meal, breakfast and packed lunch options for bikers.


+64 3 526-8883
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2488 Westbank Rd, R.D.1, Motueka

Avantiplus Richmond

  • Locally owned & operated by Mike & Jo.
  • Community focused - supporting local cyclists, schools, fairs, events and cycling teams as well as organising social rides
  • Our friendly, knowledge & honest team are all cyclists -  we understand Right Bike, Right Fit, Right Price
  • Quality Brands - Avanti, Scott, ABD, Raleigh, Pearl Izumi, Pro, Volta + more
  • Professional computer and manual Bike Fit system
  • Fully equipped Workshop for bike repairs & serving
  • Specialist Suspension services
  • Parking at the front & rear of our building
  • Open 7 days
+64 3 544 5429
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203 Queen Street, Richmond

Founders Brewery & Cafe

Craft beer, delicious food, beer tastings & a great atmosphere. Situated at the historic Founders Heritage Park - a fantatsic place to bring the family or to just relax with your mates after a long days ride. Adjacent to Nelson North cycle trail, open daily from 9.30am

+64 3 548 4638
Founders Heritage Park, 87 Atawhai Drive, Nelson

Sprig and Fern Tavern Brightwater

We are just down the road from where the Great Taste Trail crosses Ellis St in Brightwater.  Drop in for a coffee and cake, or if you fancy, a cold craft beer.  Your last chance to sample S&F craft beer if you are heading west to Wakefield.

+64 3 542 2323
54 Ellis Street, Brightwater

The Gates Accommodation

Categories: Accommodation

Stylishly different accommodation. City chic meets country style in these designer, boutique holiday homes and glamorous camping site on a 2ha farm close to Mapua.
Copper Gate is a beautifully appointed 4 bdrm/2 bthrm eco-house that can be hired as 1, 3 or 4 bdrm (but you have exclusive use of the building). The Paris Suite at Copper Gate is an ideal option for a honeymoon couple and commands a stunning view to the farm and sea/mountains beyond; 3 bdrm Corru Gate is themed around art and rural culture; Kissing Gate glamping has lovingly restored retro caravans - Pearl the lounge and Ruby the sumptuous boudoir - with a luxury bathroom/kitchen/dining room nestled in a glade beside a pond with outdoor bath and quirky art.
Set in cycling heaven, The Gates has ample room for cycles – or you could hire our electric or standard bikes. It’s a 10 minute ride to Mapua seaside village with its cafes, artisans and tranquil inlet.

+64 3 540 2793
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197 Seaton Valley Road, Mapua

Sprig and Fern Tavern Richmond

A genuine kiwi tavern awaits visitors who may have just completed the Great Taste Trail at Richmond. Good fish and chips from next door and a cold craft beer enjoyed alongside the friendly local regulars.

+64 3 544 4900
126 Queen Street, Richmond, Nelson

Brettons Retreat

Categories: Accommodation

Brettons Retreat provides Bed & Breakfast accommodation in a beautifully restored old farmhouse beside the Wairoa River with the Great Taste Cycle Trail at the gate.
Our expansive home contains five guest rooms complemented by an inviting lounge with views to the mountain ranges, native bush, and river across the flat open lawn. Your hosts, Emma and Pierre, are commited to sharing their positive outlook on life. Both are French born and invite you to experience their French way of life in a kiwi setting. They can help you meet local wine growers, outdoor enthusiasts and discover heritage sites, or simply relax in a convivial atmosphere.

+64 3 542 4075
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103 Bryant Road, Brightwater

Parkside Motel

Categories: Accommodation

Perfectly positioned on the southern entrance to Nelson, Parkside Motel offers 13 modern, spacious, sunny, Qualmark Four Star Plus rated accommodation. Relax in comfort after exploring the readily accessible activities on offer in the Nelson and Tasman districts.  150m from the cycle trail which passes on the other side of Jubilee Park.  Just 10 minutes drive from Nelson Airport and 15 minutes from Nelson City’s centre. Sandy beaches, vineyards, craft studios are nearby. Richmond’s business centre with shopping and restaurants are conveniently within walking distance.

All of our quiet units have self-catering facilities and are serviced daily.  Choose between spacious studio and standard and executive one bedroom units, some with spa baths, and roomy two bedroom units. Almost all rooms have balconies or patios with views over the swimming pool, the adjoining park and out to the Mt Arthur Range and Kahurangi National Park. Bike stands a guest laundry and barbeque are available for you to use.

+64 800 161 212
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42 Gladstone Road, Richmond

Mapua Ferry

Mapua Ferry, your vital link on Tasman's Great Taste Trail.

The Mapua Ferry provides the only direct link from Rabbit Island to the buzzing community of Mapua, which comes alive with people during the weekends and the holiday seasons.

The Mapua Ferry offers many options for holiday makers and locals alike including scenic tours and bike hire. Reliable daily service in the season from October to April and a weekend service over the off peak winter season. Go here for the ferry timetable.

+64 27 473 2888
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Mapua Wharf, Mapua

Trailways Hotel Nelson

Categories: Accommodation

Welcome to Trailways Hotel, one of Nelson’s most stylish and contemporary venues. We are centrally located, close to all that is cycle friendly in Nelson and within a few minutes walk of the central shopping precinct, theatres, cultural and sporting attractions, restaurants and cafés, the information centre, and close to the scenic waterfront.  Stay in the heart of Nelson city and explore the region, famous for its sunshine, wine, seafood, art and craft, Saturday morning open-air market, its five national parks and abundance of outdoor recreation.  Trailways Hotel is right on the Maitai river and many of its rooms open onto the river view. There are 47 air-conditioned rooms consisting of studios, studio spas, spacious suites and interconnecting rooms. We offer plenty of carparking, a swimming pool and wonderfully luxurious beds.  Also overlooking the river is our award-winning The Tides Restaurant and Bar, with a popular outdoor terrace to relax on and delicious meals to enjoy.  So enjoy a bit of luxury by staying at Trailways Hotel in Nelson.

+64 800 872 459
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66 Trafalgar Street, Nelson

Nelson Airport

Getting to and from the Nelson/Tasman cycle trails is only a short domestic flight away from the main centres and with the 4th busiest Airport in New Zealand, Nelson has plenty of flights every day to get you here whenever you want, so whats keeping you?  Hire your bike at the airport and cycle away on your choice of the many guided or supported options or just do your own thing. We can't wait to see you!

+64 3 547 3199
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1 Trent Drive, Nelson

Riverside Sojourn

Ideal base for exploring the "Top of the South". 

Situated 7km from Motueka at the historical Riverside Community, established in 1941, in the Lower Moutere Valley.  Featuring a self-contained studio for up to 5 people (Kereru Studio) as well as a shared bunkroom for up to 10 people (Tui Bunkroom), also fully self-contained. 

We are located on Tasman's Great Taste Trail, close to beaches and the Abel Tasman and Kahurangi National Park.

50 metres to the charming Riverside Cafe where breakfast and lunch is available from 9.30am to 4.30pm.

Tui Bunkroom:  $28/night/person. 

Kereru Studio:  $100/night/1 person - $10 extra/person.


+64 21 1378991
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289 Main Road, Lower Moutere, RD2, Upper Moutere

Simply Wild Journeys

Simply Wild Journeys are the experts in private bespoke luxury travel & adventure experiences in Nelson, New Zealand.There’s nowhere else in the world where you’ll find, within a short distance, three spectacular National parks, glistening golden sand beaches and turquoise crystal clear waters, alongside alpine meadows and snowy mountain ranges. Enjoy all year in a climate that rivals the Mediterranean.

+64 3 548 8500
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10 A Albert Rd, Nelson, 7040

McDonalds Richmond

Mcdonalds Richmond offers McCafe coffee and food, all the great Mcdonalds Restaurant meals to supplement any Hungry Biker. Come on in, we are on the left as you leave Richmond. Plenty of Bike stands available.
321 Lower Queen Street, Richmond

Richmond Motel & Holiday Park

Categories: Accommodation

Comfortable, affordable accommodation.  Motels:  Studio, 1 Bedroom, 2 Bedroom and 3 Bedroom.  Standard cabins and 2 bedroom cabins plus power sites.  All set on 2 acres with free wifi, a swimming pool, BBQ area and bike and luggage storage.

Situated straight across from the Cycleway.  Turn left and head into Brightwater or right and you have the choice of Rabbit Island or Nelson City.  Come and explore our wonderful area.

We are a short walk to the Richmond Mall which has over 70 shops and an easy bike ride to Saxton Sports Field and the ASB Aquatic Centre. 

+64 0800 250 218
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29 Gladstone Road, Richmond, Nelson

Hop Federation Brewery

Hop Federation is a boutique craft brewery nestled in the heart of Riwaka, a small village located close to the Abel Tasman National Park. Surrounded by beautiful scenery, apple and cherry orchards as well as local hop growers, the brewery provides 
the perfect location for locals and visitors to the region to stop at the tasting room and sample our range of beers. Approx 100mtrs off the main trail, the brewery is open 7 days a week from 11am and all tastings are complimentary.

+64 3 528 0486
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483 Main Road, Riwaka

Milnes Beatson Limited

Milnes Beatson is committed to providing a comprehensive range of practical accounting services for today's economic environment.    We can provide you with valuable information to help you make the right decisions, whether you are a business, an organisation or individual.  Milnes Beatson is dedicated to making a difference for our clients by providing advice that's tailored to who you are and where you want to go.  Whatever your needs are, we can help find the solutions! Milnes Beatson is proud to be associated with the Cycle Trails Trust, finding solutions to keep the wheels rolling.

+64 3 528 8760
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29 Wallace Street, Motueka

Sprig and Fern Tavern Motueka

We are located just off the busy Motueka High St, an ideal stopping point if you are heading north to Kaiteriteri or the Abel Tasman National Park.  Place your bike in the rack and relax in the cool tavern or sun yourself in the open air beer garden.  You will feel most welcome in the S&F Motueka while you relax and gear up for the next part of your journey.

+64 3 528 4684
Wallace Street, Motueka

Pic's Really Good Peanut Butter

Pic's Really Good Peanut Butter is really good - an all natural, nothing added, just great tasting spread. In fact kiwis love it so much it is New Zealand's No.1 peanut butter. Our team of peanut butter makers expertly craft both crunchy and smooth, freshly roasting and squishing peanuts and adding a pinch or two of sea salt to our salted varieties. To witness the making of our legendary peanut butter at our Nelson Factory, you can book a tour every Monday-Friday at 11am. To do this call 0800 PEANUTS or  log on to You can also email us at: [email protected] And not forgetting you can call in and just say hi and sample our peanut butter at the Pic's Factory & Shop, 18 Elms Street, Nelson 7011, New Zealand

+64 3 544 8402
18 Elms Street, Wakatu Estate, Nelson

Te Mania Wines

A two time Champion of the prestigious Bragato Wine Awards, Te Mānia has created an enviable record for making excellent Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Riesling, Gewürztraminer and Pinot Noir wine.

With its international reputation for producing fine Nelson wines, Te Mānia is well worth seeking out. Admire the world’s biggest grapevine rugby ball in the grass field in front of our winery and taste some of our delicious wines including Richmond Plains Wines at the same cellar door.

Summer: Daily 10.30am - 4.30pm
Winter: Monday-Friday 10.30am - 4.30pm

+64 3 544 7585
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108 McShane Road, Richmond, Nelson

Wilsons Abel Tasman

Take a break from cycling. Travel with style aboard Wilsons Abel Tasman’s Vista Cruise into the National Park. The Wilson family has been welcoming visitors to the region since 1841 so their team knows how to show you the best of the Park with beach stop, walking, guided sea kayaking and beachfront lodge stay options. Choose from a 2 hour cruise to a 5-day all inclusive holiday staying at our Beachfront Lodges. Our Great Taste Trio combines cycling from Nelson to Kaiteriteri with a journey into Abel Tasman National. We take care of all the details leaving you more time to relax and enjoy the Great Taste Trail and beyond.


+64 3 528 2027
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265 High Street, Motueka

Riverside Cafe

Riverside Café is a beautiful & tranquil café offering the perfect rest stop in all seasons. It is located right next to the Cycle Trail in the historical Riverside Community, established 1941.  Awesome coffee, freshly baked cakes, and a lunch menu which includes wild meats, Tasman Specialities, and produce from our organic gardens.

Unique cacti and bonsai garden, amazing kids playground, indoor, covered verandah and garden seating, beautiful mountain views and just across the lawn Che Vincent's Art Gallery.

Open 7 days a week from 9.30am until 4.30pm.  Closed for two months in winter (please check on our website).

+64 3 526 7447
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289 Main Road, Moutere Highway, Motueka, 7175

World of WearableArt™ & Classic Cars Museum

Experience a creative and visual experience that is almost beyond description. Firmly established as an iconic ‘must see’ Nelson visitor attraction, the WOW® and Classic Cars Museum celebrates two distinctly different passions. View amazing works of art that are wearable from the annual World of WearableArt™ Awards Show, displayed alongside a world class collection of rare and classic cars. The museum also includes a Café, Museum Shop, Art Gallery.  Open every day from 10am – 5pm (except Christmas Day)

+64 3 547 4573
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95 Quarantine Road, Annesbrook, Nelson

Kaimira Estate Wines

We are located just a couple of kilometres off the Trail - head out of Brightwater towards Waimea West, cross the Wai-iti Bridge and follow the Winery sign down Palmer Road.  We produce a wide range of wines - all the usual favourites plus some less usual varietals and styles like Semillon, Viognier, Pinot Blanc, vintage Methode Traditionnelle, and our unique red blend "Hui Whero".  All wines are fully certified organic from the 2013 vintage.

Our cellar door is open November to end March;  11am to 4.30pm weekdays and selected weekends.  Wine tasting is free of charge;  there is always an interesting selection on the Bargain Barrel;  we also display and sell local art.

After your visit, return to Richmond by a different route using the Waimea Walk/Cycleway located on the boundary of our vineyard. 



+64 3 5423 491
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97 Livingston Road, Brightwater, Nelson, 7091

Oceano Restaurant, Rutherford Hotel

Oceano Restaurant offers a delicious breakfast menu and an a la carte dinner menu. 

Before heading out for the day enjoy a relaxed breakfast soaking up the early morning sun at Oceano Restaurant.

For evening dining, Oceano truly captures the essence of Nelson offering the freshest produce cooked to perfection, offering a seasonal menu specialising exceptionally fresh seafood along with choices of chicken beef and lamb.  Plant based, gluten free, vegetarian and vegan options available.  The wine list showcases local regional wines which add to the flavour of your evening.

Opening Hours:


6am - 10am, Monday to Friday

6am - 10.30am, Saturday and Sunday

Dinner:  6pm - late

+64 3 548 2299
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27 Nile Street West, Nelson

Che Vincent Art Gallery

This gallery is located right on the cycle trail and across the lawn from the charming Riverside Cafe at the historical Riverside Community, established 1941.  Once used as a packing shed it has been transformed into a place for art and invites visitors to enjoy the play of light and shadow.

Stylised steel tuataras, fantails and taniwhas contrast with the unique copper wall panels, back-lit sconces and free-standing lamps that artis Che Vincent has created.  Giant Beetles and Hermit crabs pattern the walls with their glow and create a beautiful and other-wordly space. 

+64 3 526 7033
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289 Main Road, Lower Moutere

Molesworth Tour Company

Molesworth Guided Cycle Tour is a fully supported four day tour, through the remote South Island high country. Cycle on quiet country roads, meet a local farmer and stay in unique accommodation each night. Hear the wonderful historical information, from your local guide enjoy great meals and comfortable beds.

Tasman Great Taste Cycle Tour is a five day supported cycle tour, discover the very top of the South Island, Golden Bay, Takaka, stay in coastal accommodation, enjoy two boat rides, cycle on quiet roads and the new Nelson Great Taste Cycle Trail, includes local walks and salmon fishing, a wilderness nature and cycling adventure. 

+64 3 5728025
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50 State Highway 63 Renwick, Marlborough

Trail Journeys

Trail Journeys have been operating a cycle tour, bike hire and itinerary planning company on the Otago Central Rail trail since its inception back in the year 2000.

We now offer the same quality services in Nelson on  ‘Tasman's Great Taste Trail’. With three convenient rental locations, Nelson (beside the I-site), Mapua Wharf and Kaiteriteri we offer day and multi day adventures you will remember forever.  From specifically designed hybrid comfort bikes to mountain bikes and high end E bikes by Bosch.  Our full range of rental equipment is deal for the whole family.  Specialising in:-

  • Free Itinerary planning and booking service
  • Independent and guided tours
  • Luggage transfers
  • Accommodation and activity bookings
  • Transport
  • On trail support
  • Bike pickup and drop off
  • Mapua Ferry service
+64 3 540 3095
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8 Aranui Road, Mapua Wharf, Mapua

Village Cycles

Established in 1987, Village Cycles is a business built on a genuine passion for cycling - from youngsters on their first bike through to top competitive cyclists.  We have an extensive range of top brands for all ages and capabilities and pride ourselves on our knowledge and the services we offer.

Located on Queen Street, near the main traffic lights and less than 500m from the Cycle Trail, you will find Village cycles with its rustic exterior.  There is plenty of parking both at the front and rear of the shop.

Village cycles has strong ties to the local cycling community and is the assembly place for a number of bunch rides.  There is always a buzz about the place with people coming and going and stuff going on.

We are open 6 days a wekk so come on in and have a look around!

+64 3 544 7166
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301 Queen Street, Richmond

Trail Hopper

The Trail Hopper is open to the public.  This service is a great addition to Tasman's Great Taste Trail, allowing people to ride one way, enjoy a drink and food and jump on the Hopper. Bike and bag transfers also available.


Helibike Nelson

Helibike Nelson is a small Nelson based company who love to take people on adventurous mountain bike rides in and around the top of the South.

Our driving force is the reward that comes from the huge grin we see on your face at the end of the day, knowing we have taken you on a ride that has not only left a mark on your soul but will be a part of your memories forever.

We like to create a relaxed, fun atmosphere in our groups that feels like a group of mates on holiday.  Our trips are led by our experienced professional guides who each bring their own unique personality, and who strive to understand and meet your needs.  We keep our groups small enough to make sure that we can offer the best of ourselves and pay attention to the little things that make a difference.

We are dedicated to your enjoyment and safety, so whilst you get on with having the best ride of your life, we take care of the logistics, health and safety requirements and ensure you get home safe and sound.

We know our rides and destinations intimately.  Where we take you, how we get there, and the interactions you have with our people and the environment are all extremely important to us to get right for you.  We have chosen and developed a range of rides and adventures, each unrivalled and unique in its character, just like the riders we take there.

+64 3 546-6896
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170 Washington Road, Nelson

Sprig and Fern Tavern Milton Street

Voted Best Bar in New Zealand and Best Bar in Nelson for 2012.  Serving  17 different craft beers and ciders in a homely traditional kiwi villa. Park up in our massive bike rack, order your takeaway from next door and enjoy with a beer in the Nelson sun – what could be better?

+64 3 545 7117
134 Milton Street, The Wood, Nelson