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Nelson Attractions

Koromiko - A small town near the Picton Airport with a great nine hole golf course. Green fees are only $10 for nine or 18 holes.

Tuamarina - A small settlement on SH1 which is a great place to stop for some delicious award-winning Koromiko Cheese.

Spring Creek - Not far from Cloudy Bay and Blenheim, Spring Creek is the ideal spot for launching a trout fishing adventure.

Seddon - Seddon has a quaint campground and a golf course to stretch your legs.

Lake Grassmere - SH1 passes alongside Lake Grassmere, which is actually where much of New Zealand's table salt is produced.

Ward - An ideal place to test the waters for big brown and rainbow trout, or drive east a few kilometres to a great swimming beach.

Kekerengu - Stop off at Kekerengu and experience the magnificent desolation of this rugged surf South Island beach.

Clarence - Located at the Clarence River delta, it's a great place for fishing and horseback riding adventures.

Momorangi Bay - A picturesque inlet with sheltered anchorage for yachts. An expansive grassy foreshore backs forest-covered hillsides.

The Grove, Linkwater - Linkwater has a scenic reserve that makes an ideal place for a picnic. Take the road along the eastern shore to Portage.

Havelock - Set in a tranquil bay with excellent camping facilities and scenic reserves. There are also some fine historic buildings to explore.

Canvastown - In 1860, eager prospectors rushed here and erected a city of canvas tents. The name was coined; the rest is history.

Pelorus Bridge - A great place for a picnic and swim, or to explore the native forest reserve. There is also a good camping ground nearby.

Rai Valley - A small settlement with a big history. The first European settler, Charles Turner's, cottage is open for a look into the past.

Whangamoa - A popular surf beach; northerly swells get concertinaed as they march in through Farewell Spit and Cape Stephens.

Hira - A small settlement in the Lud Valley, Hira is not far from a stand of the largest Matai trees in New Zealand.