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Biking Around Nelson:

Biking Nelson

Freephone within NZ - 0800 224 532 or 021 861 725 Guided bike rides around Nelson.

The Gentle Cycling Company

411 Nayland Road, Stoke.
Freephone within NZ - 0800 WE BIKE 
They have bikes to suit a range of adult sizes. Bookings required for all bike rides. A variety of Rides; Moutere Country Ride - 21kms. Rabbit Island Beach Ride - 16kms. Brightwater Twilight Ride - 21kms.


Great Bike Rides:

City to Annesbrook (Old Railway Route)

Another great facility, this ride follows the Railway Reserve from Victory Square to Beatson Road. You will cross the Annesbrook overbridge and be rewarded with the Annesbrook Youth Park to play on.
Grade: Moderate
Distance/Time: 4kms, (20-30 minutes) each way
Conditions: On-road and off-road cycleways, sealed and unsealed. The railway reserve is a gentle uphill climb.
Start location: St Vincent Street/Totara Street.

Maitai River Ride

This ride takes you along the riverside and into the start of the leafy Maitai Valley, a nice short ride with the option to connect to some off-road rides. There are some lovely picnic spots by the river, or bring your togs for a swim in the warmer months.
Grade: Easy - suitable for families.
Distance/Time: 3.7kms, (15 to 20 minutes) each way.
Conditions: Off and on-road cycleways, smooth surfaces, mostly flat.
Start location: Millers Acre Centre, corner Trafalgar and Halifax Streets.

Maitai Valley Ride

A good ride to begin with for Mountain biking, this track follows the Maitai River and connects with other rides in the area.
Grade: Easy
Distance/Time: 4kms one way, (20 minutes)
Conditions: Gravel path alongside the river, some steps and corners to negotiate as well as gates to cross. Mostly flat with a few short uphill and downhill sections.
Start location: From the city head up the Maitai Valley Road approximately 5 kilometre. Your bike ride starts at the Pipeline Bridge on the right just past the Maitai Campground. There is a small car parking area and interpretive panel.

Monaco Loop

This is an easy, quiet coastal ride where you could enjoy a family picnic along the waters edge or check out the Honest Lawyer Pub for a snack. Enjoy the coastal views.
Grade: Easy.
Distance/Time: 5kms, (25 minutes) return
Conditions: Off road cycleway, some on-road, mostly flat
Start location: Humpback Bridge car park by Nelson Airport. Get there from Bolt Road, turning into Trent Drive towards the airport, a gravelled car park is on the left by the bridge.

Old Codgers Track (Lower Part of Dun Mountain Railway)

Grade: A good off-road ride starting with an uphill gravel road section and then a delightful single track downhill to the Brook. Easy to moderate.
Distance/Time: 4km, (25 minutes) for the loop.
Conditions: 4WD gravel road up, and single track with few corners on way down - watch for uphill track users.
Start location: From the city, head up Brook Street for approximately 2km, after crossing the 2nd bridge, turn left into Tantragee Road where there is a gravel car park and interpretive panel.

Old Railway Route (Stoke)

This ride takes advantage of the cycleways that are part of the Railway Reserve and of those alongside Whakatu Drive. There are plenty of seats and ideal spots for picnics.

Grade: Easy.
Distance/Time: 13kms (45-60 minutes) loop.
Conditions: Off-road cycleways on Railway Reserve and Whakatu Drive
Start location: Annesbrook Youth Park - you can park at Quarantine Road cul-de-sac.

Tantragee Saddle

Grade: Easy to Moderate - climbs 200m
Distance/Time: 6-7km (30 minutes)
Conditions: Uphill climb on gravel road and then down gravel road and smaller track.
Start location: From the city, ride up Brook Street for approximately 2km, turn left after the second bridge turn left into Tantragee Road where there is a gravel car park and information panel.

Trafalgar Cycleway

This ride uses the Trafalgar Cycleway and takes you past Founders Heritage Park and the Miyazu Japanese Gardens. Carry on to the Wakapuaka Cemetery to enjoy the views and make use of the playground at Neale Park on the return journey.
Grade: Easy
Distance/Time: 4.8kms (30 minutes) loop
Conditions: Flat, on-road and off-road cycleways
Start location: By the river at Millers Acre Centre, corner Trafalgar and Halifax Streets.

Waterfront Ride

This ride follows Rocks Road along the waterfront for stunning views and returns via the Nelson Marina. A great ride to stop for a picnic, swim at the beach or make use of the recreational activities at Tahunanui Reserve.
Grade: Easy
Distance/Time: Total 11km. 5 km (25 minutes) to beach; 6km (35 minutes) return via Nelson Marina.
Conditions: Flat, on-road and off-road cycleways, mostly sealed.
Start location: Millers Acre Centre, corner Trafalgar and Halifax Streets.





There is so much to do and enjoy in the this area and we would like to think that you had an incredible time during your stay.
If you need some help with planning your days, please feel free to talk with any of the Team, we’re here to help you!

Bay Tours 

Freephone within NZ - 0800 229 868   

Half day immersing yourself in Nelson’s art culture         
Art Tour - Immerse yourself in the world-class creative centre that is Nelson - 1/2 day
Icons Tour of Marlborough - Taste range of wines, and fresh Greenshell Mussels  
Wine & Art Tour - discover Nelson’s artistic life, includes over 10 wine tastings
Wine Tour - 1/2 day- sample over 20 wines from 4 award winning vineyards
Wine Tour - 1/2 day- twin regions, sample over 25 wine tastings (5 vineyards)
Wine Tour - full day -  a truly exclusive tour, 5 wineries, travelling over 100km - includes lunch
Beer Tasting Tour - For the beer lover, a fun and informative tour
Exclusive Tours - let the Team at Bay Tours custom design a one-off tour especially for you

Catamaran Sailing and Launch Charters

+64 (0) 3 547 6666

Harbour Cruise & Lighthouse Visit - 2½ hours - on demand or scheduled trip
Short Sail - 2 hours - on demand or scheduled trip
Fishing Fun Cruise - 4 hours - on demand or scheduled trip
Mapua Day Sail - Depart Nelson 10am return 4pm
Wednesday Evening Sailing - Depart Nelson 5.30pm Return 7.30pm
Sail, Dinner, Bed & Breakfast Cruise - Depart Nelson 5.30pm
Abel Tasman Overnight Yacht Stay - includes dinner, bed & breakfast
Sailing Abel Tasman - Anchorage to Kaiteriteri, depart 9.30am arrive 11.30am
Kaiteriteri to Anchorage - depart 2pm arrive 4pm
Combination Products:
Sail and Overnight Yacht Stay - join our sailing catamaran in Kaiteriteri
Stay and Sail - join our yacht and skipper at Anchorage at 4.30pm stay overnight
Walk, Stay Sail - Freedom walk from Marahau into Anchorage.  Join the yacht and enjoy a delicious meal and comfortable night on board.
Sail, Stay, Kayaking - Join our sailing catamaran at Kaiteriteri beach
Sail and Water Taxi - Join our sailing catamaran at Kaiteriteri beach at 2pm

Cactus Tours & Travel

Freephone within NZ - 0800 222 373

Nelson Postcard Tour - 1½hour tour or ½day tour
Golden Bay Tour - full day tour
Nelson Lakes Tour - explore Nelson Lakes National Park, visit DOC centre, three hour walk
Travel on demand - chartered transport

Farewell Spit Echo Tours, leaves from Golden Bay

Freephone within NZ - 0800 808 257

Farewell Spit Echo Tour - 6½hours
Gannet Colony Tour - 6½hours
Lighthouse Tour - 4½hours
Wader Watch Tour - 3-4 hours

Farewell Spit Nature Experience, leaves from Golden Bay

Freephone within NZ - 0800 250 500

Farewell Spit Nature Experience - 6 hours
Farewell Spit Nature Experience - 4 hours

Four Winds Tours Ltd

+64 (0) 3 547 1466
Four Winds Tours is a new company and is now operating in Nelson - owned and operated by your hosts Ian & Hilary Ladds.  Exclusive tours for up to 4 people:  Larger groups by special arrangement only.  Phone for full details.
All of these tours can be individually tailored to your needs:
Day Tours
Overnight Tours
- Golden Bay or West Coast or East Coast
Scenic / Historic Tours
Geological / Geographical Tours
- are Ian's specialty



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Getting around - Tasman

Abel Tasman Aqua Taxi 

Freephone 0800 278 282. Abel Tasman’s only all-weather water transport base, closest water taxi to track’s start, free off-street secure parking.

Abel Tasman Charters

Freephone 0800 22 35 22  Experience the Abel Tasman in style aboard their spacious, well-appointed catamaran.

Abel Tasman Marahau Water Taxi's

Freephone 0800 80 80 18.

Abel Tasman Sea Shuttle

0800 732 748. Four daily departures from Kaiteriteri Beach, unique ramps provide safe walk on access - no steps or stairs. Freephone 0800 732 748. 

Getting around Nelson Lakes

Licensed Water Taxi & Hire Service

An on demand service personalised to your requirements. Transport for those enjoying the tranquil lakeside day walks, or those on expeditions such as tramping, mountaineering, hunting & fishing. Leisurely scenic cruises with short walks, (optional), available. Home baking provided by arrangement. Bookings recommended. Canoe and Kayak hire available for those wanting a relaxing paddle and to connect with the abundant peace and beauty of Rotoiti.
Guided trolling for brown trout, subject to availability. 
Audrey & Calum McLeod
47 Main Road, P.O. Box 35, St Arnaud 7150
Phone: (03) 521 1894
Fax: (03) 521 1897
Mobile: 021 702 278 
Email. watertaxi@clear.net.nz

Our Goal at Century Park Motor Lodge  is 100%  Guest Satisfaction. We aim to bring you the best Nelson Accommodation experience. If you are not satisfied with something, please let us know - we'll make it right or you won't pay.

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