Category Archives: Tasman

Western Entrance

Back in the day (1860-ish) when Mapua was called “Seaton Township”, the port area was known as the Western Entrance (to the Waimea Inlet). The Eastern Entrance (or Blund Channel) doesn’t lend itself to maritime navigability one bit – you … Continue reading

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Great Taste Trail

The Great Taste Trail is Nelson-Tasman’s contribution to Nga Haerenga, the New Zealand Cycle Trail. It starts at Nelson airport and runs mostly along he coast to Kaiteriteri and then runs through the Motueka valley and  over the Dovedale Saddle … Continue reading

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Plant shopping

“Anything coming from the left, Cam? Can’t see a bloody thing….”

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Reflective

Jetty at Riwaka Harbour

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If only dogs could read….

On the westerly bit of Kina Beach.

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Kina Beach? Yeah, nah…

Kina Beach is a favourite 6km walk, enhanced by being a good source for kina (sea urchin) shells. Not this year. Found none. At all. They could possibly rename it Aporo Beach, a loan word in the Maori language for … Continue reading

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Not to mention a 4 star garden….

Our friends Cameron and Maria own and operate the exquisite Tasman Bay Cottage. In fact, that’s how we met them in 2006. Their cottage is as classy as, but their garden leaves you breathless. They’ve now been recognised by the … Continue reading

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