People and Place narratives are based on the idea that the land has formed the people and, in turn, the people have formed the land. This simple idea underpins the tour itinerary, with the route chosen so that visitors can enjoy the sights of the Nelson / Tasman region while hearing stories of people who have called this part of the world home: physicists and philanthropists, seers and rogues, capitalists and workers, soldiers and farmers, European and Maori.
You’ll travel in a comfortable van in a small group (max. 4 people). The trip lasts about 4 hours which includes a half hour stop for a coffee and / or a wander around the craft shops of the seaside village of Mapua.
Personalised tours around the north of New Zealand’s South Island, based on themes of interest, can be developed upon request. Aside from history, the tour guide (Andrew Fidler) is knowledgeable in the areas of ecology, evolution and conservation – however any suggested themes will be given consideration.