There will be lots of Seaweek 2019 events happening in Nelson / Tasman and full details will be posted here as we receive them. Contact the Nelson / Tasman Regional Coordinator if you’d like to organise an event: Jude Heath – email: phone: 021 063 6785

If you attend a Seaweek 2019 event you can win a copy of The Collins Field Guide to the NZ Seashore by completing one of our online Event Reports to tell us what you enjoyed about the event.


Nelson / Tasman Seaweek 2019 Events



Boulder Bank Walk

Sunday 10 March 2019
This year we celebrate the 10th anniversary of this iconic Nelson outing.
Buy tickets online
Get tickets by Wed 6 March and go in the draw for a $150 voucher from Styx restaurant!
This is a great event for the family – although very young ones would need to be carried. We take you from Wakefield Quay by bus to the end of Boulder Bank Drive, you walk the 9 km back to the Cut, and we bring you back by boat. Along the way you can go by the baches (owners have been known to offer you a cuppa and give you a peek inside), go up to the top of the lighthouse, listen to speakers on the history of ‘the Bank’ and see Nelson from a different perspective. We also have a barbecue going at the lighthouse so you don’t get too hungry–be sure to bring some cash to buy something to eat.
The walk is sponsored once again by Knapps Lawyers and TSB Bank, Nelson, and we welcome Stoke Garden & Landscapes as a new silver sponsor.
Buses depart from Guyton’s carpark on Wakefield Quay at 8:15, 9:00 and 9:45 am. The “boat-both-ways” option is available at 10:45 and 11:15. Some tickets will likely be available on the day, but best to get tickets in advance to get the departure time you want. In any case, please arrive at least 10 minutes prior, and allow extra time if parking your car (Guyton’s carpark is P120, so not suitable).
Tickets are $26 for adults, $16 for children (under 14). Tickets for Boat-Both-Ways option are $31 and $19. Tickets are available online at:
Tickets can also be purchased at TSB Bank, Trafalgar St, Nelson.
We sometimes have a few tickets available on the day of the walk. Be sure to bring sunscreen, a parka, sturdy shoes, water bottle and a hat.
In the event of bad weather, the postponement date is 17 March. Refunds will be available for ticketholders who cannot attend on that date.

Seaweek Environmental Challenge

Thursday 28 February 2019.
Email for more information:
Teams to be registered by 18 Feb 2019. Open to all primary schools in the Nelson / Tasman District.

Science of the Seas

Friday 8 March 2019, 7 – 8pm at Theatre Royal Nelson, 78 Rutherford Street, Nelson.
Extremely Fun Environmental Education Science Show for Seaweek 2019.
Science for children and adults and professional development for teachers. Increasing awareness of the state of our oceans, and some fun science, plenty of action, laughter and audience participation.
Sterling Cathman is a primary teacher working in schools nationally to increase knowledge and raise the awareness of science and technology for teachers and the children of tomorrow. He is joined by Richard de Hamel, the marine educator from Otago University.
Our emphasis is on fun, engagement and environmental sustainability. This is achieved through exciting shows and ongoing support for teachers and schools. Cross-curricular materials are shared with schools to make it easier for teachers to teach science/technology. Topics will be:
1) Plastics and how they influence our oceans.
2) Seas warming up and levels rising.
3) Ocean acidification.
4) Climate variables.
5) Managing natural resources.
6) Sustainable fishing.
7) Gases (CO2, ozone).
8) Marine life.
9) Bio-security.
10) Seafood production
Booking essential. Book here:
Thanks to Cawthron Trust, Fisheries NZ, Sealord and NZ Association of Environmental Education
You can download the teacher resources used in this show by clicking here:

Cable Bay Snorkel Day

Saturday 2 March 2019, 9am – 1pm at Cable Bay, North Nelson.
Experience the marine life beneath the surface of Cable Bay close to the Horoirangi Marine Reserve. All snorkel gear and snorkel guides provided. For 5 year olds and above. 15 year olds and under must be accompanied by an adult. No snorkel experience necessary. Arrive and register anytime between 9.00am and 12.00pm. Donations welcomed.
A Sea Week celebration with other marine activities and information including beach clean up and rock pool exploration. Hosted by Experiencing Marine Reserves.
Supported by Port Nelson, Department of Conservation, Tasman Bay Guardians, Cawthron Institute, NZ Marine Studies Centre and Whenua Iti Outdoors.
Contact: Jude Heath, email:

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