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Bay Crest Motor Lodge
87 Golf Road

Things to do

Get the most out of your trip to New Zealand’s sunshine capital.

There’s never a shortage of things to see and do while in Nelson. Whether you’re looking to relax or after a little bit of adventure, Nelson has activities to keep everyone happy.

Located just outside central Nelson, Bay Crest Motor Lodge becomes your Nelson accommodation base while you go and explore everything the area has to offer.

The greater Nelson area is blessed with a beautifully diverse landscape that makes it one of the most appealing outdoor tourist destinations in New Zealand. Its stunning golden beaches and lush green forests and rolling vineyards provide the ultimate playground for all walks of life.

Bay Crest motel in Tahunanui, Nelson is perfectly located within a relatively short distance of all of Nelson’s scenic gems.

Fine Dining

If you enjoy top quality restaurants and fine dining, then Nelson won’t disappoint. You’ll be spoilt for choice while staying at Bay Crest, with some places only a 10 minute walk from where we’re located, there’s sure to be something for you.

Brewery and Winery Tours

Home to the most craft breweries per capita in New Zealand, Nelson is a beer enthusiast, or wine connoisseur's dream. Throughout the region you will find a variety of of Nelson brewery and winery tours.

Relaxing with some retail therapy:

With the town center just a short 5 minute drive from Bay Crest, you’re close enough that you’ll be able to slip in some shopping in Nelson.

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Nelson Lakes:

Experience the stunning Nelson Lakes national park. With a range of activities including gold panning, water sports, tours and some of New Zealand’s best trout fishing, you’ll be spoilt for choice.

Abel Tasman National Park:

Experience the renowned Abel Tasman National Park. Filled with walking tracks, beaches, estuaries and granite cliffs, Abel Tasman is a place to relax and enjoy a clean, green New Zealand experience.


Get in a quick 18 holes:

Experience 18 holes of championship quality links golf course at the Nelson Golf club. What’s more, all of this is just a 5 minute walk from our motel accommodation at Bay Crest.

Tahunanui Beach

Relax in the sun and enjoy one of the areas most beautiful Nelson beaches. Tahunanui Beach is perfect for whatever you want to do - swimming, jogging, windsurfing or even just a spot of sunbathing.

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