Find out about Tasman's wide range of recreational areas and sports facilities, community groups and upcoming events.

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Summer Events Guide

Every year, the Tasman District Council produces a guide for locals and visitors to help promote the events, attractions and businesses of the Tasman District. In 2015-2016 the guide is co-produced with Nelson City Council.

Copies are distributed free to all households, and are available at i-Sites, libraries and Council Service Centres.

  • Outdoor events incuding movies, picnics and more
  • New Year's Eve events
  • Beach events
  • Nelson Buskers Festival details
  • Community and local events.

Beaches & Swimming

Locate recreation beaches, river reserves and public swimming pools.

Boating & Fishing

Find information about boating, fishing and water sports, including the relevant safety rules.


See where you can camp locally and find out how to minimise your impact on the Tasman District.

Parks & Reserves

Find parks and reserves - and playgrounds - in the Tasman region.

Sportsgrounds, Halls & Recreation Centres

Learn about Tasman's many sportsgrounds, halls and recreation centres.

Walking & Cycling

See where you can walk, tramp, cycle or mountainbike in the Tasman region.