Nelson I-Site have kindly helped us to bring together a bunch of great Hotel and tour offers for those travelling to Nelson for the Nikon Iris Awards and Canon New Zealand Photography Show.


Check out the offers listed below.


Take the hassle out of travel by booking through Vanessa Carmichael, Travel Broker. Vanessa can organise your flights, accommodation, tours in the region AND conference/ gala dinner tickets.


Email Vanessa:

Or Phone: (03) 5444 670 or (027) 5510 286


ENTER PROMO CODE 12345 to secure your discounted rate:

Book Trailways Hotel 
Book Delorenzos Studio Apartments
Book The Hotel Nelson

Trailways Hotel and Delorenzos Studio Apartments are a short stroll along the riverbank to the venue (approx 700 metres). Hotel Nelson is approx 2km from the venue.

Book with Confidence Guarantee: This hotel group offers a Book with Confidence Guarantee – “If the Alert levels change and you can no longer travel due to Covid-19 related developments then, WHEN YOU BOOK DIRECT WITH us your booking is covered under our “Book with Confidence Guarantee”

The Palms Nelson

5 Paru Paru Road ∙ T: (03) 546 7770 ∙ F: (03) 546 7672
Reservations Freephone: 0800 PALMS NELSON (0800 725 676)

The Palms is the closest hotel to the venue – just 200 or so metres. The below rates are for attendees – but you need to call to book and mention the conference to get these rates.

Studio Double – $170.00 1X Queen
Studio Twin – $180.00 1X Queen, 1X Single
One Bedroom Executive Apartment – $200.00 1X Queen, 1X foldout couch suitable for 1 adult
Two Bedroom Executive Apartment – $275.00 1X Queen, 3X single
Breakfast delivered to rooms:
Continental – $14.00pp
Light Cooked – $14.00pp
Full Cooked – $19.50pp

Rutherford Hotel Nelson

Rutherford Hotel, 27 Nile Street, Nelson 7010
Room Only $175.00 per night, per room
Bed & Breakfast for 1 $195.00 per night, per room
Bed & Breakfast for 2 $215.00 per night, per room
Call or email on:
Quote Accommodation Block ID #621200, and NZIPP Conference in July.
Rates & Accom subject to availability


Paddle Nelson/ Moana SUP

  • $15 hourly kayak and paddleboard rate – normally $25 – or,
  • 3 hour guided Lighthouse tour $50, normally $75 (minimum numbers apply)

Book direct online using code isitekayak or isitesup

Discount expires 17/12/21



Nelson Classic Car Museum

2 for 1 entry – usually $19 per person

Quote code CONF21 at Museum (open 10 to 4 daily)

Offer expires 01/12/21



River Kitchen

Get 10% off your final bill.

Present your lanyard at time of ordering or evidence of registration




Nelson Tours and Travel

20% off all group tours – discount not applicable on private tours

Booking direct on 0800 222 373 quoting code ILOVENELSONTASMAN

Discount expires 01/12/21


Cable Bay Adventure Park

20% off skywire, quadbikes and e- bikes

Book direct online or 0800 157 300 using code ILOVENELSONTASMAN

Code valid from 1 April to 8 August 2021 and note prebooking required on 0800 157 300



Nelson Cycle Hire

10% discount on e-bike cycle tour “Moutere Hills wine and food tour”(minimum number of 2 passengers)

Quote code CONF21 to be presented at booking on 03 539 4193

Discount expires 01/12/21 and Wineries may change due to winter hours


Kiwi Journeys

10% off any bike hire, tour or ferry ride!

Book direct on 0800 292 538 or online using code AWESOMEKIWI

Discount expires 01/12/21



Abel Tasman Kayaks

20% off available guided and freedom rentals

Book direct on 0800 732 529 quoting NelsonDelegates

Discount expires 01/12/21 and transport possible by arrangement



Abel Tasman Sea Shuttle

20% of all tours discount

Book online or on 0800 732 748 and quote code NELSONISITE 

Discount expires 01/12/21 and please note not applicable on bus – $30 return from Nelson to Kaiteriteri