30 Minutes to Nelson Airport and 30 minutes to Kaiteriteri and the Abel Tasman National Park
This makes it an ideal base from which to explore the variety of attractions in the area and to venture into the national parks of the region, including Abel Tasman National Park, Kahurangi National Park and Nelson Lakes National Park. All our national parks are within an easy drive.
One minute away is our local beach where you can swim, fish, kayak or just wander along the beach and collect shells from the shore. The beach enjoys safe swimming and has uninterrupted views of DÚrville Island and across Tasman Bay to Nelson and beyond.
The Great Taste Cycling Trail is on our doorstep with the cyclepath running through the village, making Kina an ideal place to stop for a night or two.
Kina is a mere 10 minutes drive to the highly sought-after coastal township of Mapua. Nestled in the heart of Tasman's wine and craft region that has more sunshine than anywhere else in New Zealand, Mapua has award winning cafés and restaurants right on your doorstep. Many are on the fascinating wharf that also has a smoked fish outlet, craft shops and boutique brewery. Take the Mapua ferry across to Rabbit Island and enjoy walking for miles along the sandy beach or through the forest paths. The Grind Coffee shop in Tasman village offers award winning coffee - the best in the region - and scrummy cakes too.
The Tasman and Nelson regions were used as Lord of the Rings and Hobbit film locations and we welcome Lord of the Rings and Hobbit visitors and enthusiasts to Almyra Waterfront Lodge.