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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.


1. Skywire 

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.


4. Paintball 

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

climbing wall.



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.


2. Canyoning

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

alpine environment. 


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.

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