A paradise landscape of truly golden beaches with clear turquoise waters is home to three national parks, a slew of festivals, boutique breweries, wineries and bucket loads of fresh produce; this region will win your heart.
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Left to right, top to bottom of the page.#1 - Kaiteriteri Beach. By Mike Campbell, courtesy Flickr Creative Commons.#2 - Waiharokeke Bay, Abel Tasman National Park.#3 - Kahurangi National Park. © BBC - 'From Hobbiton to Mordor'. #4 - Abel Tasman National Park. By Chris Murphy, courtesy Flickr Creative Commons#5 - The Heaphy Track - Kahurangi National Park. By Karolinesche courtesy Flickr Creative Commons. #6 - Sunset over Tahunanui beach and cliffs, Nelson City. By Ace37, courtesy Flickr Creative Commons.#7 - Rawhiti Cave Trek, Golden Bay. By Flinstoners87, courtesy Flickr Creative Commons. #8 - Mapua. By Faith Barker, courtesy Flickr Creative Commons.