Tasman

The Tasman region is home to some of the most stunning scenery in New Zealand, with Golden Bay and the Able Tasman National Park. There are golden sand beaches and many natural attractions in the area.
 
The surf in the area is only available out on the west coast, as the rest of the Golden Bay area is sheltered from any swell. The west coast gets the same swell from the deep south as the lower west coast, however it is usually a bit smaller as the swell usually needs to bend around the top of the island a bit. The Tasman breaks are very remote and not renowned for good surf, so there are no crowds and you will often have the surf to yourself.
 
When its flat there are many activities to partake in, or it would be wrong not to explorer the beautiful area. Some good activities include, walking tracks, mountain bike tracks, rock climbing, fishing, swimming, boating, golf. Some attractions not to be missed include, Farewell Spit, Pupu Springs, Wainui Falls, Harwoods Hole, Caves, not to mention all the many beautiful beaches.