Exploring the Best Adventure Activities in the Nelson Region
Nelson, New Zealand is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts and adventure seekers, and at the heart of this open-air paradise lies the Cable Bay Adventure Park. In this post, we'll not only
delve into the activities offered at Cable Bay Adventure Park but also explore some of the
other must-try experiences that make Nelson a top destination for adrenaline junkies.
Cable Bay Adventure Park: A Thrill Seeker's Paradise
Nestled in the picturesque hills of Cable Bay, Nelson, the Cable Bay Adventure Park is a
dynamic playground that offers an array of stimulating activities. Here are some of the top
experiences you can launch yourself into.
Soar high above the trees on one of the world’s longest flying foxes. This one-of-a-kind
experience is a rush − a fast, exhilarating ride in a four-person open-air carriage through
magnificent scenery above the forest canopy.
2. Quad Biking
Combining excitement and adventure, a guided quad bike tour is a memorable encounter
where you take the steering wheel and drive quad bikes through native forest settings,
around areas of the farm and up to the magnificent coastal views of the Cable Bay area.
3. Mountain Biking
Nelson is famous for its mountain biking trails, and Cable Bay Adventure Park offers access
to some of the best. Whether you're a seasoned rider or a beginner, there's a trail for you to
conquer at your own pace. Rental bikes, e-bikes and shuttles are available, or you’re
welcome to bring your own ride.
Test your tactical skills and have a blast with a game of paintball. Engage in friendly
competition in a natural bush setting.
5. Rock Climbing
Challenge yourself to push the buzzer at the top on a variety of routes on the 8-metre-high
More Adventures in the Nelson Region
While Cable Bay Adventure Park is a must-visit, the Nelson region offers a diverse range of
outdoor activities beyond the park's borders.
1. Abel Tasman National Park
Explore pristine beaches, kayak in crystal-clear waters, and hike along the awe-inspiring
coastal trails of Abel Tasman National Park, a true gem of the region.
Throw yourself in the deep end with Abel Tasman Canyons who offer guided trips through
five different canyons, each one with unique features for you to navigate and all with
spectacular scenery. Challenging and wild? Absolutely. Delirious sense of achievement
afterwards? You bet. Their trips are based in the Abel Tasman National Park, the wild and
remote Kahurangi National Park or the more accessible Mount Richmond Forest Park.
3. Kahurangi National Park
Embark on a wilderness adventure in Kahurangi National Park, New Zealand’s second
largest national park and its most diverse. A scenic helicopter flight is a great way to see
Kahurangi’s dazzling landscapes. Take off from the hangar at Nelson airport and bask in the
jaw-dropping views of the geological landforms that make up Kahurangi.
4. Kaiteriteri Mountain Bike Park
Join the mountain biking community in unique Kaiteriteri and ride the range of trails that offer
incredible views of Tasman Bay. Choose a trail that suits your ability and finish off with a dip
in the ocean at Kaiteriteri beach.
5. Nelson Lakes National Park
Explore pristine wilderness and striking landscapes, with challenging hiking trails that lead to
serene alpine lakes. Immerse yourself in nature's rugged beauty as you explore this remote
and beautiful park. We highly recommend booking a guided tour as this can be a dangerous
6. Shooting experience at Peak View Range
Experience the adrenaline rush of a shooting adventure with Carl at Peak View Range,
where precision meets exhilaration. Fine-tune your aim and unleash your inner sharpshooter
as you fire a variety of firearms in a safe and controlled environment. Enjoy an unforgettable
experience against a backdrop of native bush.
As you can see, the Nelson region offers an abundance of thrilling outdoor activities for
adventure enthusiasts. Whether you're soaring through the treetops, conquering trails on a
quad bike, or exploring the beauty of the national parks, Nelson promises an unforgettable
adventure. Plan your trip today and experience the thrill of the region's best adventures while
staying in luxury accommodation at Peak View Retreat.