Make A Knife, Nelson, Tasman, New Zealand

Forge your own hand made knife from raw steel to a blade you will treasure forever.

In The Area

Activities and Accommodation
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Three bedroom, self contained cottage, set amidst paddocks and forestry with spectacular views towards the Richmond Ranges, Hendra cottage offers a retreat from the world, while being centrally placed in Tasman to access all the available activities.  3 minutes drive south of Wakefield village, Hendra cottage is within easy driving distance of Nelson, Nelson Lakes, Rainbow Ski field, the Abel Tasman, and much, more more….

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Nestled among established trees and pretty garden, Wisteria Cottage provides a peaceful country retreat in which to relax and unwind.  The cottage provides stylish, comfortable holiday accommodation for couples looking for a romantic retreat, lovers of the great outdoors and those simply wanting time out. Situated 2 mins south of Wakefield Village.

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Felbridge Cottage, known as “The Barn”, is an original Dutch Barn recently converted into a spacious, modern, three bed-roomed cottage. It is fully renovated and boasts all modern amenities, including thick insulation layers, making the house very cosy in the winter, while being cool retreat during summer months.  Within 2 minutes walk of the Wakefield village shops and amenities.

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Quinney’s Bush is a popular, back-to-basics adventure camp set in spacious grounds of 10 ha with native trees and safe river swimming. Hosts Mark and Marama Quinney would like to welcome you to Quinney’s Bush, a camp which promotes memorable, traditional family holidays. Conveniently located 52 km from Nelson, 70 km from Murchison and 58 km from Motueka on SH6.

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Snowball Manor offers the discerning traveler a rural retreat in Wakefield, Nelson. Enjoy the comfort of this modern bed and breakfast set in 16 acres.

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Join Bruce and Sandra, artist owners of Bush Walk Bed & Breakfast, in their secluded location surrounded by NZ native bush and birds.

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Single or multi-day trips exploring the beautiful Abel Tasman.

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Join Fiona on a one to five day horse trek through Nelson’s untamed back country, located at the top of New Zealands South Island 50 minutes from Abel Tasman National Park. Baton Run Adventures offers an experience well off the beaten track and we’d love to share this corner of the world with you.

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Discover Nelson Lakes National Park.

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Rainbow Ski Field – Operating Hours: 9:00am to 4:00pm from mid July until mid October.  Lessons available, suitable for all ski levels.  Join us for some winter fun.

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Fleecewood is an owner-operated farming business producing top-quality fleeces and processed wool for handcraft use, including spinning, knitting, weaving, felting and dolls’ hair.  Would you like to have a go with some aspect of fibreraft? We offer small group, creative woolcraft workshops, classes, and one-on-one mentoring at the farm where you can meet the sheep. Scheduled workshops are designed for visitors to Nelson, but are equally enjoyable for local people.

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It’s incredibly satisfying to make something unique with your own hands. At Mahoe Hills you can learn how to make felt from alpaca fibre and other natural fibres or a mosaic from tiles, glass and old crockery. We use local, natural and recycled materials as much as possible. We have regular full-day courses delivered by specialist tutors. Materials and lunch are included.

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Four Square Wakefield stocks a comprehensive range of grocery products including freshly baked bread and hot cooked chickens and have some great services too including Lotto, NZ Post and NZATM, all available locally in a friendly clean environment

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Wakefield Health Centre – based in Edward Street, Wakefield the health centre provides access to GPs, nurses, physiotheraptists and district nursing services.

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Wakefield Auto Services – fuel, auto repairs, recovery service, shop.

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Amcal Wakefield Pharmacy – for all your pharmacy needs.  Open 8.30am  – 5pm Monday to Friday, and Saturday mornings until midday.

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