Things to do

Our local businesses have been very supportive of the NZIMRT conference in Nelson and are offering some superb discounts on their services. As a region, Nelson has a diverse range of things to do. We would love for you to stay and play, and support our local businesses. Please present your conference ID to the following businesses to qualify for these discounts.
If you wish to utilise these deals before conference starts please email to arrange.


Abel Tasman Kayaks have over 150 double and single kayaks, a purpose-built home base in Marahau, and dozens of guides. This is a unique way to see the most stunning coastal National Park in NZ. They are offering 20% discount on their scheduled trips from 12 -27  August.


Bays tours Nelson are an established and trusted small touring company that provides informative, friendly and flexible tours to the Nelson / Tasman area. They are offering 15% discount on their tours from 14 –  27  August. Check out their website for the selection of tours available, wineries, breweries, arts and crafts and scenic tours.



Craig Potton Gallery and store are offering a generous 25% discount off any purchases made in store. That includes Art, Prints, Jewellery, books, and of course photography. Offer valid 17 – 27 August.


Nelson cycle tours are offering a discount on their cycle hire – a great way to see Nelson! Full day hire price reduced to $40, and half day to $30. This offer is valid from 12 – 27 August.


Transport and adventure tourism operators Sea Shuttle in the Abel Tasman National Park are offering a 20% discount on scheduled tours from 12 – 27 August. Take the time to explore this beautiful and exciting environment with this great offer!


The World of WearableArt™ and Classic Cars Museum is an iconic ‘must see’ Nelson NZ visitor attraction that celebrates two distinctly different passions. A world class collection of classic cars can be viewed alongside incredible wearable works of art from all around the globe. A special discounted entry fee of $18 is offered to our delegates upon presentation of your conference ID (saving 25%). This offer is valid from 14 to 27  August. Don’t miss this opportunity!
95 Quarantine Road, Annesbrook, Nelson


McCashin’s, home of Stoke beer and Rochdale cider are offering 25% discount on their brewery tours which operate Mon-Fri. The brewery cafe is open 7 days per week. A short drive to Stoke, come and enjoy an awesome experience in this friendly brewery, and great food in the cafe. Offer valid 14 -25 August.



Royce is well known as one of New Zealand’s leading potters. At his studio in Brightwater near Nelson he produces a wide range of tableware, ceramic art pieces and paintings. Hand decoration and interesting surface treatments have always been a feature of Royce’s work. Present your conference ID to receive 10% discount on your purchase.


Ola Hoglund and Marie Simberg-Hoglund have worked together as a team for more than four decades to create glass artwork that has earned them world-wide praise. Partners in life as well as design, their artglass is internationally renowned and sought after by both public and private collectors.