Much to see, many places to explore - Nelson is a region filled with beauty, activity & reward!
Nelson - Great Sunny Weather & Lifestyle Bliss!
Nelson is a beautiful, vibrant seaside city at the Northern-most tip of the South Island of New Zealand. The city is well known for its superb weather, its contribution to New Zealand's arts, fashion & food and as a fabulous quality of life destination.
Nature & Culture
Quiet beaches, waterfront and riverside café and restaurants, wineries, craft markets, local art galleries, shopping, events and concerts make up the other side of Nelson life.
Whether you are looking for adventure or relaxation, Nelson is sure to please.
Gateway City to Kahurangi & Abel Tasman National Parks
This is an incredible region renowned for the sensational natural beauty of its bays, golden beaches, pristine lakes & snow-capped mountains. Nelson is the gateway city to two of New Zealand's beautiful National Parks - Kahurangi & the Abel Tasman.
Market, Market, Market!
Nelson's Saturday market is great fun - an opportunity to sample local wares, buy local artisan goods and hob-nob with Nelson's locals and many visitors.
Enjoy the Nelson Outdoors
Nelson has been heralded for decades as a must-visit holiday destination and as a recreational paradise for those who love the outdoors. It offers the perfect environment for fresh and saltwater fishing, kite and wind surfing, hiking, mountain-biking, caving, rock climbing, skiing and just about any other sport that you can think of.
Great Arts Culture
Nelson is home to the Wearable World of Arts Show, now an international festival hosted in Wellington. The region is also home to a great number of artists, musicians & other such creative folk. Galleries abound, murals decorate the city and sculptures adorn the parks.
Nelson is unique in that it is still a small, beautiful city with sensational natural surrounds. It is relatively isolated from major population ndcentres yet it has become a much sought after destination for both visitors a immigrants from all over the world.