Nelson Rental Car Travel Itinerary

This stunning region of the northern South Island offers a range of exciting options to explore, relax and discover. With everything from guided walks and 4WD safaris through to boutique wineries, beautiful beaches and personal encounters with the seals, Nelson truly has it all.

To really make the most of the Nelson region, you’ll need at least a week, we’ve put together this helpful travel itinerary to get you started on your journey of discovery around the region.

abel tasman national park - Nelson Rental Car Travel Itinerary

Day 1

Today is all about appreciating the artist talents of the Nelson locals, get set for a tranquil day among the best art galleries in Nelson.

Day 2

Can’t wait any longer? OK lets go to the Abel Tasman National Park and find a beach!

Day 3

Time to get out on the water and make the most of Nelson’s glorious sunny weather!

buller gorge - Nelson Rental Car Travel Itinerary

Day 4

We are taking a good old New Zealand “roadie” (road trip) today so grab a coffee and let’s go.

Day 5

Heading south today – Nelson Lakes National Park here we come!

lake rotoiti jetty - Nelson Rental Car Travel Itinerary

Day 6

Today we are taking a tour of Nelson’s wineries, so nominate your sober driver and let’s go!

Day 7

Time to get adventurous with the team at The Cable Bay Adventure Park.

Nelson Travel

Getting around Nelson is easy with a rental car and there are plenty of options for you to choose from.

NZ Rent A Car has car rental locations throughout New Zealand, including a handy Nelson car rental depot offering a wide range of reliable affordable rental cars to suit all budgets.

Explore Nelson at your leisure with affordable car rental from New Zealand Rent A Car.

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