The Visual Guide to Nelson, Tasman and Golden Bay Online

The Visual Guide to Nelson, Tasman and Golden Bay, New Zealand is an online directory providing information on restaurants, activities, attractions, shops, entertainment and arts and crafts.

This information is also easily accessible via your mobile, ipad or tablet as it is fully responsive and adaptive to a variety of screen sizes – so no need to download an app!

Informing visitors since 1999

The Visual Guides to Nelson, Tasman and Golden Bay, New Zealand were formerly known as the Harlequin Guides to Nelson. Locally owned and operated, The Visual Guides continues on the legacy of a small family business.

The Visual Guides also publish three desk map pads and three booklet guides which, together with this website, promote local businesses to the local and visitor markets. This diverse range of published media ensures locals and visitors find it easy to obtain information on what to see and do, where to eat, where to shop and where to stay.

The map pads include street indexes and map coordinates, attractions of interest to visitors, walking and cycle tracks, lookout points, supermarkets, banks, and service stations. They are used extensively by accommodation providers, local car hire firms and various visitor attractions. There are three separate pads for local regions that compliment each other which are Nelson City/Richmond & Suburbs, Nelson Tasman rural areas/Golden Bay and Motueka Township/The Abel Tasman.

The thee booklet guides Indulge, Nourish and Excite (formerly Shop, Menu and Fun) offer information on where to eat, what to see and do, and local shopping including galleries and arts and crafts. Now in their 15th year of publication, they have proved their effectiveness and are in demand. They are available free of charge from numerous places within the Nelson Tasman region, many of which display them in prominent locations in special stands supplied.