Kiwi House Sitters

The largest pet & house sitting site in New Zealand

House Sitting Tasman

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Artists, artisans, writers and creative types of every description are drawn to the sunny northern part of New Zealand's South Island. It is a place of incredible natural beauty, unforgettable beaches and bays, wild forests and the crystal clear natural springs at Te Waikoropupu Springs. And artists.

Tasman, sometimes called Nelson (it incorporates the city of Nelson) is also home to many award-winning wineries, producing striking Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Riesling and Pinot Noir wines.

Pet Sitting and House Sitting in Tasman, New Zealand

The famous Abel Tasman walking track, sea-kayaking tours along the magnificent coastline and Golden Bay are just some of the reasons you should make an effort to get a house sit in Tasman.

Oh, and about the artists, no one's really sure why they all congregate here (maybe it's the other artists) but it certainly makes for great gallery crawls.

Better for the pets

Pet sitting means that the sitter is living in the pet's home while the owner is away. The pets get to stay in their own familiar environment, with human company and love—making it the very best option for the pet's health and emotional well-being, in most cases.

Free for owners

It is 100% free for owners join and find pet sitters—and the pet sitters will usually sit for free. Oh, and they provide in-house security and garden maintenance at the same time.

We are the original Pet Sitting site

We've been doing pet sitting much longer than any of the new "pet" websites—most home owners get house sitters because they want someone to look after their pets i.e. pet sitting. Over more than a decade we have developed many layers of robust security and a surprisingly easy and rewarding user experience.


House sitting jobs in Tasman

Yes, there are often wonderful house sitting jobs in Tasman, and Kiwi House Sitters is the best way to find them. We have been market leaders for a long time and provide a safe and practical service with friendly support.

  • LARGEST and most trusted NZ sitting site
  • MORE HOUSE SITTING JOBS than any other NZ site
  • EVEN MORE OWNERS who contact sitters directly i.e. no Ad
  • SECURE in-house messaging system
  • SAVE A FORTUNE in rent

Kiwi House Sitters is the largest and most active house sitting community in New Zealand. With far more houses sitting jobs, every month, than any other site, this is the right place to jump in. Click here to find out HOW IT WORKS.

Pet and House Sitting in Tasman

Finding pet sitters and house sitters in Tasman

Discover lovely pet, dog and house sitters in Tasman willing to look after your house, pets and garden FOR FREE .

  • LOVING in-home care for your pets
  • FREE pet and house sitting
  • FREE to join, free to place a house Ad - for ever!
  • SECURE: In-house messaging keeps it safe
  • HOME & GARDEN: Security and maintenance

Kiwi House Sitters is the largest house sitting site in New Zealand, providing market leading security, support and service. Join for free and enjoy real peace of mind while you’re away. Click here to find out HOW IT WORKS.


Tasman, New Zealand

If you're an artist, or if you like wine, beer, Nelson Bay Scallops (or any kind of seafood), or if you like beautiful coastal walks, sea-kayaking through incredible bays, and walking through unforgettable forests, or if you like artists, or art, or wonderful food or artisan beers... look for a House sit in Tasman. You will never forget it.


The Abel Tasman National Park is fairly small compared to others, but it is a mecca for holiday makers, who flock to the glorious coastal areas to walk, paddle, swim and just lie around doing nothing in one of the most beautiful places on earth.

In Tasman you'll also find the Kahurangi National Park, the second largest in New Zealand. Established in 1996, the Park covers over 450,000 hectares. The name Kahurangi means ‘treasured possession’ in Maori, which perfectly suits the park’s incredible wealth of flora and fauna. The park has varied natural habitats that support different creatures and threatened species, including the Great Spotted Kiwi.

Tasman is a great place to immerse yourself in Maori culture, art and history. Amongst the plethora of artists you'll find many Maoris bringing their own unique take on life, the universe and rugby union.

Te Waikoropupu Springs (or affectionately - Pupu springs) produces the clearest water on earth (apart from the Weddell Sea in Antarctica, which is salt-water). The clarity is startling, measured at around 63 metres.

Golden Bay is just a glorious part of the world, with a large variety of breath-taking landscapes - a perfect place to leave the rest of the world behind. Which is exactly what a lot of people do in Takaka, a small town with a lot of character and a strong alternative lifestyle cohort.

We've mentioned the wine, which is world-class, but there is a thriving brewing community in Tasman as well. A large proportion of New Zealand's hops is produced in the region and it is home to a large number of excellent micro breweries, offering sweet, sweet respite for the thirsty.