Tahunanui is Nelson’s beach suburb in which Tahunanui Beach is the main highlight.

The beach is excellent for stand up paddle boarders, wind/kite surfers, swimmers, runners and walkers, and the Back Beach enables dog owners to enjoy the lovely environment with their dogs.

Activities in the area include The Beach Cafe, childrens playgrounds, Natureland Zoo, roller skating rink, Hydroslide, Bumpa Boats, minigolf, BMX track, model railway and public tennis courts. Summertime highlights include beach volleyball and the Weetbix Tryathlon.  The Nellie Nightingale Library is also situated very close to the beach and offers wi fi internet access.

There are many other bars, cafes and eateries in Tahunanui including Smugglers Pub and Cafe, Thai Tahuna, Hot Rock Gourmet Pizza and Pasta Bar, The Sands Brewery Bar and Tahunanui’s franchise of the Sprig and Fern Tavern.  A Pharmacy, Medical Centre and Dentist also form part of the array of shops located near the beach.

The Tahuna Beach Holiday Park is located 4.5 kilometres from Nelson’s central city and is adjacent to the enticing golden sands of Tahuna Beach.  The Holiday Park’s location ensures easy access to the beach, playing fields and local beachside attractions.  Covering 54 acres of parkland, the Holiday Park houses its own 18 hole mini golf course, several recreation areas, including a beach volleyball and basketball court, and playgrounds.  There is also a fitness track, and an outdoor ampitheatre for live music and other events.  A function centre is also onsite and caters for corporate and community events, along with wedding and private party functions.  Also located within the Holiday Park is a camp store which sells all the basic daily products you may need.

Away from the beachside area, you will be able to find a bowls club, churches, and various accommodation providers ranging from Motels and Motor Inns to private Holiday Home rental accommodation.

The World of Wearable Art Museum is an iconic “must see” Nelson visitor attraction, where a world class collection of classic cars can be viewed alongside stunning wearable works of art from around the globe.