30 Orakei Street, Tahunanui
Nelson 7011, New Zealand

Nau mai, haere mai! Welcome to Bay Tours Nelson

We are an established and trusted small touring company providing informative, friendly, and flexible tours around Nelson, Tasman and surrounding areas. 

Your hosts, Owen and Sue, have been hosting visitors to Nelson for over 15-years and bring vast knowledge of the area. Their focus is on providing you with the most enjoyable stay, and they are always looking for new and novel ways to make your experience even better.

Sit back, relax and let us show you a truly memorable and fun-filled tour like no other. 

Our tours 

We have teamed up with local operators to provide a range of great tour options for you. Learn how to taste wine like the professionals! Enjoy the local Māori and European insights as we travel. 

 Popular Tours


Plains, Wine, Artisan and Scenic Tour 

Half-day tour departing at 1pm from $125 per person.

Explore the Plains area of Nelson in an afternoon. Take in two wine tasting experiences along with a selection of local artisan workshops and food producers. 

Minimum 2 people required. 
Duration: 4.5 hours, departs i-site at 1pm. 

Book now or gift this tour to a friend. 

Wheels and Wine Tour 

Full-day tour departing at 9am from $125 per person.

A fabulous way to see the countryside of Nelson & Tasman. Cycle from Nelson via Rabbit Island to beautiful Mapua. Enjoy a light lunch at the wharf before sampling some of Nelsons finest award-winning and locally-owned wineries and breweries, all in one day. 

Minimum 2 people required.
Duration: 8-9 hours, departs at 9am. 

Book now or gift this tour to a friend.

Custom-designed tours 

We also offer small personal wine, artisan, scenic and custom made tours for conference groups. Our staff are skilled at creating tours to suit your needs. Discuss your preferences with us then let us use our imagination to give your group a memorable experience. 

Get in touch 

For any booking enquiries, please use the contact form below.
We look forward to sharing this beautiful region with you soon. 

Freephone 0800229868 
Mobile 02102456391 
Email: info@baytoursnelson.co.nz 


We've just returned from our wine tour with Owen and Bay Tours Nelson. Nothing was a problem for our gracious host and he put together a fantastic day at very short notice with excellent humour. He picked us up from Kaiteriteri and the day went without a hitch. I would highly recommend him and his team for future travellers.

Ginny, NZ, April 2016