Discover Nelson & Stoke

The Stag Ridge & Quail Rise developments are located within the Nelson suburb of Stoke.

Nelson is a city on the eastern shores of Tasman Bay; taking up the northwestern corner of the South Island. Stoke is a short 10-minute-drive from Nelson city, which itself is located just 30 minutes by air from Wellington, 40 minutes from Christchurch, and about 1½ hours from Auckland.

The Stag Ridge & Quail Rise developments are located within the Nelson suburb of Stoke

Sunny Nelson

The climate is described as Oceanic; with mild winters and warm summers. Nelson has the honour of being known as ‘sunny Nelson’, because it enjoys more sunshine on average than most cities in New Zealand. This is a fact we can attest to, as our sections for sale in Stoke at Stag Ridge and Quail Rise are bathed in sunshine on most days.

Job Opportunities

When it comes to jobs in Nelson Tasman, the biggest employers come from within the primary production industries; wine & breweries, agriculture, horticulture, aviation, forestry and fishing. More jobs in Nelson can be found in the tourism, hospitality, service, retail and manufacturing industries. And there is a thriving business and artistic hub in Nelson itself, with many great cafes, breweries, restaurants, boutique shops and art and craft galleries.

It’s the outdoor lifestyle that makes living in Nelson extra special.

Boasting beautiful reserves, national parks and golden beaches, there is so much to see and do when you live in Nelson Tasman. Walking and mountain bike riding in Nelson are popular activities and along the coast and at lakes you will find residents and visitors enjoying swimming, boating, sailing and fishing. And the best part? When you build your new home in Stag Ridge or Quail Rise at Stoke, you only have to walk outside your front door to enjoy a hike in Marsden Valley, or mountain bike riding in the sunshine along one of the many trails right on your doorstep.

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Stag Ridge & Quail Rise Overview

The Stag Ridge and Quail Rise subdivisions are located within the community of Stoke, a suburb of Nelson, Tasman.

Community & Recreation

Stoke is a lovely, relaxed township with lots of things for the residents of Stag Ridge and Quail Rise to enjoy. Beautiful scenery, parks, reserves, walks and scenic cycle trails are just some of the special features, along with music and arts festivals, galleries and famous breweries.

Stoke is also home to many of Nelson Tasman’s iconic attractions, including Pic’s World of Peanut Butter and, the National WOW Museum which is the home of displays of wearable art garments, and one of Australasia’s largest private collection of classic cars.

The Monaco peninsula is perfect for strolls or bike rides along the waterfront. And on Thursday evenings, there is the Isel Park Twilight Market from 4.30pm to explore. And on your doorstep in Nelson, a thriving artistic community.

Schools in Stoke

For families buying land for sale in Stoke at Stag Ridge and Quail Rise, education opportunities for every age, conveniently located nearby. In addition to schools there are Pre-schools and Day Care Centres in Stoke for younger children.

  • Stoke Primary School – founded 1845, the second oldest continuous public school in New Zealand
  • Nayland Primary School
  • Birchwood Primary School
  • Enner Glynn Primary School
  • Nelson Christian Academy
  • Broadgreen Intermediate School
  • Nayland College


Your new home in Stag Ridge or Quail Rise is conveniently located just minutes from the centre of Stoke and a short drive to Nelson’s city centre and Richmond. A bus service connects Stoke with both Nelson and Richmond and the Stoke Loop operates on weekdays for transport within the suburb of Stoke. And don’t forget, the Tasman region is perfect for cycling.