The Driftwood Motel is a fantastic spot for affordable accommodation in Nelson, New Zealand. Motels form the backbone of Nelson Accommodation and the Driftwood Motel in Tahunanui is an ideal location to explore Nelson and the wider area.
Stay Longer in Nelson
The first thing to know when booking your accommodation in Nelson is – Stay for longer than you think !
Nelson is a lifestyle; that’s the best way to describe it. Situated at the top north-west of the South Island, it is the sunniest region in New Zealand.
Don’t Just take our word for it …
UK’s Daily Telegraph selected Nelson in it’s top 20 places to visit in 2015 …
“Telegraph Travel readers have just voted New Zealand as their favourite destination for the third time in a row. Nelson and Marlborough offer a flourishing destination ticking many boxes, from mountainous national parks and marine activities, to food, wine and the arts.”
Lonely Planet says …
“winning combination of great weather and beautiful surroundings, Nelson is hailed as one of New Zealand’s most ‘liveable’ cities. In summer it fills up with local and international visitors, who lap up its diverse offerings.”
Rough Guide says …
“if you had to choose only one area of New Zealand to visit, this would be a strong contender”
Ideas for your stay in Nelson
Nelson’s diverse geography captures everything from the long golden beaches to untouched forests and rugged mountains.Perhaps it’s the sun, perhaps it’s the location, but Nelson, New Zealand, has long been a magnet for creative people. There are more than 350 working artists and craftspeople living in Nelson, traditional, contemporary and Maori. Visit their studios and find a unique piece to take home with you.
Walk the sun drenched sands of Golden Bay or head inland to Takaka and see the impossibly clear waters of New Zealand’s largest freshwater springs. Walk Nelson’s Abel Tasman track – it’s a three to five day walk – or, for a different view, take a sea kayaking tour around the coast and see a seal colony and little blue penguins bobbing in the water.
Or just relax. Sit in the sun, sip a wine from one of the local vineyards, and dine on the famous Nelson Bay scallops.
Favourite Nelson activities include;
- Visit the Abel Tasman National Park
- Tramp the Abel Tasman and Heaphy tracks
- Go Sea Kayaking, Fishing or Sailing
- Ride the sky wire at Happy Valley adventures
- Golf all year round !
- Visit WOW and the Classic Car museum
- Enjoy a 4WD tour of the world renowned Farewell Spit
- Visit some of NZ’s finest boutique craft beer makers
- Taste world class wines