Nelson Tasman Region Dazzles Visitors
“Even in a country renowned across the globe for its ineffable natural beauty, New Zealand’s Nelson Tasman region particularly astounds,” Alexandra Kirkman writes in a travel story for Fortune magazine.
“It’s home to a literal slew of earthly wonders, including Lake Rotomairewhenua – officially named ‘the clearest lake in the world’ – and Farewell Spit, one of the largest sand spits on the planet, as well as scads of exquisite beaches, cerulean bays, extraordinary rockscapes, soaring alpine peaks, and towering ancient forests,” Kirkman writes.
“But the area’s spectacular array of staggering landscapes is just one notable element of its exceptional and varied allure. These days, Nelson Tasman offers a bona fide bonanza of first-rate activities and destinations for nature-lovers, oenophiles, gourmets, and aesthetes alike.
“It’s worth planning your trip well in advance to score a coveted reservation at Edenhouse, Nelson Tasman’s most sought-after luxury lodge. Nestled in the seemingly boundless verdure of the Orinoco Valley, a secluded pastoral area studded with farms and orchards and just 45 minutes from Nelson Airport, it’s an unrivalled base from which to explore the myriad riches of the region – though no one will blame you for never wanting to leave the idyllic grounds.
“When it’s time to fully embrace the region’s extraordinary environmental bounty, Abel Tasman National Park makes an unbeatable starting point.
“Besides its countless other draws, Nelson Tasman has long been a bastion for artists of all kinds, likely owing to its laid-back lifestyle, awe-inspiring landscapes, and the liberal attitudes of its residents.
“No art aficionado’s visit would be complete without a stop at Nelson’s World of WearableArt & Classic Cars Museum (or WOW Museum, as the locals call it), which showcases the most mind-bogglingly spectacular creations from Wellington’s annual World of WearableArt Competition, a thoroughly unique, worldwide creative endeavour whose astonishing entries must be seen to be believed.”
Original article by Alexandra Kirkman, Fortune, August 18, 2019.
Photo by Wine, Art and Wilderness.