Hikers looking for a more family-friendly day in the great outdoors would be best suited to plan their flight to Nelson for January, February, and March, when they can visit Abel Tasman National Park and enjoy all that the park has to offer.
Currently, New Zealand travel restrictions include travel to Nelson. New Zealand has restricted entry to all travelers who are not New Zealand nationals (Cook Islands, Niue, Tokelau), permanent residents, visa holders, and their immediate families. Australian nationals residing primarily in New Zealand and accredited diplomats currently residing in New Zealand may also enter the country. All of the above travelers will be subject to mandatory isolation at a government facility for 14 days upon arrival unless they’re airline crew members or people transiting through. Travelers may only transit New Zealand if they’re Australian nationals or residents on their way to Australia, or they have government approval. Airline crew must use appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE). If you are planning to travel to Nelson at this time, it is recommended that you stay up to date on current restrictions and follow proper safety measures while in public.