Attractions and Activities


walkway cablebay near nelsonWalking and walks are a major attraction with easy access to the beautiful Cable Bay Walkway (Click for detailed DOC information) which passes directly through the property, and overlooking the new Horoirangi Marine Reserve.

Cable Bay Walkway Pictures


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The Beach

beach campgrounds

Sea Kayaking

kayak hire in cable bayCable Bay Kayaks is run by long time Bay residents Nick Woods and Jenny Overton, and operated from their nearby seaside home. With a committment to sustainable eco tourism, they operate with a respect for the environment and the rich local Maori and European history. Explore a coastline alive with birdlife, seals and dolphins with one of their specialist half day and one day guided tours. You can visit the Cable Bay Kayaks website.



Horse Trekking

Horse Trekking is provided by the nearby Happy Valley Adventures.


Play Paintball at the Happy Valley Adventures Park.

4x4 - Quadbike Riding

Happy Valley "4 Wheelin' Fun" Adventures offer thrill seekers the opportunity to get behind the handlebars (or ride as a passenger), and head for the hills, with over 1,600 acres of rural land to explore.

Skywire Flying Fox

Soar like a bird for over 3km, up to 150m above beautiful native forest at Happy Valley Adventures.

Happy Valley Discovery Tour

See Mareikura - the world's oldest Matai tree at Happy Valley Adventures.

Art Gallery

Have a look at the paintings of our local artist Shaune. You can visit her online art gallery and call her for a viewing of her paintings.

Cable Bay Cafe

Open again from the 14th of November 2013 and under new management. It is near the beach and overlooks the Cable Bay estuary and Pepin Island. Cable Bay Cafe Website.

Campervan Hire

Road Abode is a small, family owned and operated campervan, motorhome and RV rental holiday business based in Nelson.

Other Holiday Parks at the top of the South Island

Murchison Motorhome Park

Smiths Farm Holiday Park in Marlborough