She looked and drove beautifully and was 100% reliable.
You’ll be amazed at how many delights can be packed into just 150km…and that doesn’t include the wonders of the Abel Tasman National Park itself, which doesn’t even have any roads going through it!
Starting in Nelson, turn off along the Moutere Highway to enjoy some fine driving roads and the vineyards at Mahana, where we filmed a number of our videos. Arrive at Marahau or Kaiteriteri to enjoy the beaches and enter the glorious walks and boat trips in the Abel Tasman National Park.
Coming back from Motueka, look out for the stone messages in the mud at low tide, and then take the scenic route back via Ruby Bay and Mapua, another favoured film location of ours. We strongly recommend you take the loop in a clockwise direction, as then you can time it to finish in Mapua in the evening, and enjoy hot Fush ‘n Chups, (now you’re talking like a Kiwi), and a glass of pinot gris on the wharf as the sun sets….
The Nelson, Abel Tasman, Kaiteriteri and Mapua Loops
Delights that await you...
Click through the gallery below to see just some of the delights that await you en route, many of which were taken on my own adventures, (you can probably spot those ones….)
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Stephen was brilliant to deal with – really friendly, thorough and knowledgeable about the car… As for the car, my husband rated driving it as one of the highlights of his wedding day. It was such a brilliant experience to be driving along in Abel Tasman in such a beautiful car with the top down – absolutely unforgettable.
Simply the perfect old little beast for the mountain roads of NZ! Really the perfect setup for our last day in this beautiful country!
We had a fantastic experience. The car was awesome and I can only recommend anyone who likes this kind of flashback to use them. My dream car, always will be.
…. the car was exactly as described, and we had a good walk through prior to starting our trip to familiarise ourselves with it. Loved it, cruising with the top down was the cherry on top to our amazing weekend away.
…had 3 days of joy and pleasure! She ran like a dream and took me back to the 70’s and the days of my own Alfa and real cars and driving. What a way to explore and experience this amazing country….we will be back!
Wonderful, wonderful weekend in the lovely Alfa!! Nelson to Blenheim was a dream despite the rain. Thank you!!
The car ran faultlessly and was a joy to drive all day. Highly recommended.