• Smugglers Pub & Cafe

    8 Muritai St, Tahunanui, Nelson 7011 .

    Smugglers Pub & Cafe 

    SUPREME WINNER TOP SHOP 2014 and WINNER FOOD, BEVERAGE & HOSPITALITY CATEGORY - NELSON 2014 Whether your a local or simply planning a trip to the Nelson Region you can't go past a visit to this unique smugglers cove like Ale house. Hearty meals, local foaming ales and crafted regional wines are waiting for you in the unique olde world atmosphere of Smugglers Pub & Cafe. Whether you warm up by the fire in the winter or cool off in the beer garden in the summer the wenches are only to happy to serve you up a great feast all washed down with your favorite ale. Smugglers is the place where visitors can eat and drink with the locals. The dining area is seperate to the main bar area, and you are equally welcome if you are staying for a meal or popping in for a quick drink or coffee. Smugglers has a gourmet style restaurant menu and stocks a large range of wine and beer. From regional wines, Mac's craft Beers, Traditional Guiness and Stella Artois. Relax and enjoy the atmosphere of Smugglers Pub & Cafe. Smugglers Pub & Cafe can also easily accommodate large groups. Your crew can enjoy a visit to the Captains table, a stone banquet slab with inset fire place that seats up to 24 guests. It's a real favorite for an evening of fun, feasting, merriment and lots of arrrrghhhh!

    Panhead Supercharger APA now available on Tap 
    Hops are where it starts for the born-again craft head and Supercharger APA is where Panhead delivers. This is an all-American show with Centennial, Citra and Simcoe overwhelming your nose, kicking you in the taste buds and departing with more bitterness than a Palm Springs divorce. It's a seriously addictive combination.

    Just a short walk away from the Arcadia! 

  • Styx Kitchen & Bar

    272 Wakefield Quay .

    Styx Kitchen & Bar

    The Styx sits on Wakefield Quay, with a stunning panoramic view of Tasman Bay. Located halfway between Tahuna Beach and downtown Nelson, The Styx is the perfect destination for both tourists and locals.

    The Styx is at the heart of it all in Nelson, offering a unique blend of food, beverages and service. Featuring both local and regional wines, craft beers, and the wonderful swallow coffee roasted by the folks at Sublime, we are certain you will find your happiness at The Styx.

    Each morning, our chefs are in the kitchen baking fresh cakes, scones, and muffins. We partner with the local fish market to craft daily specials that vary with the daily catch. Our menu features seafood specials, homemade pizzas, and burgers. The Styx takes great pride in the fact that you can sit and watch fishing boats roll into Port Nelson from the Tasman Bay and within a couple of hours one of our wait staff can deliver their catch cooked to perfection to your table.

    The Styx sits on Wakefield Quay, with a stunning panoramic view of Tasman Bay. Located halfway between Tahuna Beach and downtown Nelson, The Styx is the perfect destination for both tourists and locals.

    The Styx is at the heart of it all in Nelson, offering a unique blend of food, beverages and service. Featuring both local and regional wines, craft beers, and the wonderful Swallow Coffee roasted by the folks at Sublime, we are certain you will find your happiness at The Styx.

  • The Anchor Restaurant & Bar

    62 Vickermans St. Port Nelson .

    The Anchor Bar & Grill:

    Discover all that the Anchor Restaurant and Bar has to offer! In our 16 years of operation we have built up a diverse clientele. You will love our unique spot on the water overlooking the marina. Fresh caught local seafood and steaks are our speciality, but our menu offers excellent options for all tastes!

    We are open for brunch, lunch and dinner 7 days a week. Just a short few minutes drive from the Arcadia!

  • Nelson Links Golf Course

    38 Bolt Road, Tahunanui, Nelson .

    Nelson Links Golf Course:


    • The course at Nelson Golf Club is a superbly crafted links golf course that blends seamlessly into the natural coastal terrain.
    • You'll get to enjoy 18 holes of golf while being surrounded with spectacular natural sceneries.
    • Home of the 2014 NZ Amateur Championship, the 2015 NZ Seniors Championship and the 2016 NZ Junior Championship, Nelson Golf Club prioritizes quality above all.
    • With fantastic greens and a challenging layout, this course is suitable for golfers of all levels.
    • Arcadia Motel just 1.5k away.


  • Centre of New Zealand

    Corner of Hardy Street and Milton Street .

    Centre of New Zealand:

    An awesome walk up a local hill to provide superb views of the Mai Tai Valley, Nelson City and the port and the harbour. The Centre of New Zealand is on Botanical Hill at the start of the Maitai Valley. Well worth the climb. Guaranteed to get some fantastic pictures!

  • Rabbit Island

    Redwood Road .

    Rabbit Island:

    Such a great Recreational Reserve with some awesome Beaches, forest's, BBQ areas for cooking your lunch or dinner, Swimming, biking and walking. There really is something for everyone! 

  • Tahunanui Beach

    Tahunanui Beach .

    Tahunanui Beach:

    The awesome Tahunanui Beach! Fun in the sun for everyone. An amazing sunset stroll or just a great day out relaxing on the beach with a picnic. There is a variety of playgrounds available for the kids and a very nice Beach Cafe. 600m Walk from the Arcadia Motel! 

  • Nelson Cycle Trail

    Starts at Nelson Airport .

    Nelson Cycle Trail:

    Bring your own or get rental bicycles (Arcadia Tour desk can assist!) and have an amazing day out traveling the Nelson Cycle trail!

    Tasman’s Great Taste Trail starts at the Nelson Airport and offers panoramic coastal and mountain views over Tasman Bay, Waimea Estuary and the Western Ranges, with many stops for fine food and relaxation.

    After leaving Richmond, riders pass over boardwalks along the edge of the Waimea Estuary, home to a range of internationally significant bird species, including the white heron and royal spoonbill.

    From here the trail crosses to Rabbit Island, where riders can take a boat trip to the Mapua wharf and enjoy cottage-industry shops, cafés and restaurants.

    From Mapua the route leads via Tasman and Harley Roads to Motueka, which hosts award-winning wineries; then on to Kaiteriteri, the gateway to the Abel Tasman National Park.

    The Motueka Valley section of the trail from Riwaka goes to Woodstock on country roads along the Motueka River’s west bank. The picturesque landscape is one of rivers and rolling hills with a gorgeous backdrop of forest and mountains.

    From Woodstock, a Grade 3 route heads over Dovedale Hill to Wakefield on an unsealed undulating country road that climbs up to 300m. This route is temporary and will be replaced with a flatter route via Tapawera and Kohatu Junction in the future.

    From Wakefield, the trail returns to Nelson on purpose-built cycle paths and lanes and takes riders through vineyards and cafés, The full loop is 175km. From Wakefield, a 26km return side trip can be taken to historic Spooners Tunnel.

  • Abel Tasman National Park

    Kaiteriteri Beach .

    The Abel Tasman National Park:

    The Abel Tasman National Park is renowned for its world-famous coastal walking track, its golden sand beaches, unmodified estuaries, sculptured granite cliffs and mild climate.

    It is a great place to visit at any time of year though during summer the park is particularly popular. The bays become dotted with sea kayaks, sailing boats and other water crafts.

    The track hugs the coast, offering spectacular views as you reach the top of a ridge, then it’s back down to the next sheltered swimming and picnic spot.

    Noticeable features are the golden sand beaches,the fascinating rocky outcrops (mainly granite but with a scattering of limestone and marble), the estuaries and the offshore islands. The vegetation cover varies and reflects a history of fires and land clearance, but the forests are regenerating well, especially in damp gullies where a rich variety of plants can be found.

    Book your trips and adventures through the Arcadia Motel Travel Desk where we will give a clear idea of exactly what you can do in the park. Walk, Kayak, Canyoning, Swim the choice is yours!

  • The Suter Art Gallery

    28 Halifax St E, Nelson, Nelson 7010, New Zealand .

    The Suter Art Gallery:

    New Zealand's third oldest art museum has an important art collection, and is a gateway to the Nelson region of New Zealand arts and crafts. Free Entry All Year Round!

  • Trafalgar Center

    13 Paru Paru Rd, Nelson, Nelson 7010, New Zealand .

    Trafalgar Center:

    The Trafalgar Centre is Nelson Tasman’s largest multi-purpose spectator sports and events arena. Built in the early 1970s originally as a sports stadium, the Centre has a history of hosting major cultural and entertainment events, and exhibitions.

  • Nelson Fun Park

    10 Hounsell circle, Tahunanui, Nelson New Zealand 7010 .

    Nelson Fun Park:

    Family fun in Nelson at Nelson Fun Park in Tahunanui!  Bring a picnic to enjoy poolside at one of our picnic tables by the bumper boats and hydroslide!  Open late spring, all through summer and into the autumn for loads of sunshine entertainment.  Something for every member of the family! Just 2 minutes from the Arcadia!

  • Pro-Karts & Combat Laser Tag

    Houncell Circle, Tahunanui, Tahunanui, Nelson 7011 .

    Pro-Karts & Combat Laser Tag:

    Come down to Pro Karts at Tahunanui Beach and have a race on our go karts, one of the most exciting & fun activities in Nelson.

    Pro Karts are location next to the Nelson Fun Park, mini golf, bumper boats, mega slide and hydroslide. With all these activities in one place this is the best location for kids & adults of all ages for fun and exciting things to do in Nelson, New Zealand.

    Pro Combat at Tahunanui Beach and have a go at playing Laser Tag, Nelson's newest most exciting & fun activities!!

  • Natureland Zoo

    1 Hounsell Circle Tahunanui Beach Nelson 7011 New Zealand .

    Natureland Zoo:

    Natureland is Nelson's zoo and wildlife conservation centre where you can get up close and personal to some unique New Zealand natives like Tuatara and Kea. Hang with the monkeys and get hands on with a range of interesting domestic animals. We are proud to be a community focused charitable trust so come on in and lets have a conservation conversation. Kids love feeding time, spend an hour or two amongst the animals down at Natureland Zoo. 

  • Founders Park

    87 Atawhai Drive in Nelson .

    Founders Park:

    Explore displays of Nelson's heritage and learn the stories of our local people. Visit businesses and artisans in character buildings. Take a ride on the train and relax at the award winning Founders Brewery Cafe & Bar, set in quaint streets amongst village greens and beautiful well established gardens.

  • Trafalgar Park

    The Wood & Trafalgar St, The Wood, Nelson 7010 .

    Trafalgar Park:

    Trafalgar Park is one of Nelson’s oldest and largest parks, with sporting use dating to the 1880s. The park sits next to the Maitai River, nestled between the city and the Haven.

    Trafalgar Park is used for rugby, cricket, athletics, track cycling, marching and many other events. It has Brass band rooms, squash courts, and sports club rooms.



  • Saxton Sporting Stadium, Oval & Hockey and Athletics Track

    Stoke, Nelson 7011 .

    Saxton Stadium: 

    Saxton Stadium is located within the 65 hectare Saxton Field sports park development and is the main sporting facility for Nelson & Tasman. 

    The stadium covers an area of 7,000m2 and incorporates the following facilities; five international sized netball courts, five basketball courts, 12 volleyball courts, a separate purpose built table tennis area. Also a separate  Hockey and Softball field and pavilion.

    Saxton Oval:

    The Saxton Oval also known as Saxton Field is a cricket ground in Saxton, Stoke, Nelson Region, New Zealand. Saxton Oval was announced as one of the venues for the 2015 Cricket World Cup. It was host to three matches during the tournament.

    Saxton Athletics Track:

    It was literally a field of dreams. Through the efforts of several local athletics enthusiasts and the generosity of the Nelson City and Tasman District Councils, the cattle field adjacent to Saxton Field was turned into the first athletics track facility on the top of the South Island.