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Korora's Nest

Nelson Waterfront

  • 4 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Free WiFi
  • Aircon
  • BBQ (gas)

About Korora's Nest

  • Location 
  • Quality of Apartment 
  • Linens & Housekeeping Included

Korora's (the Blue Penguin's) Nest is a spacious, comfortable 1+ bedroom apartment overlooking Nelson's beautiful waterfront & the activity of the boats & the port.  

The apartment offers entertaining balcony with views, gas BBQ & outdoor dining. Inside you'll enjoy full cooking & dining facilities, comfortable lounge with water views, local artwork & photography, SmartTV, double glazing, secure garaging & elevator access. 

Korora's Nest is perfect for business travellers or those seeking a special getaway. Ideal for 2, but can sleep 3 (or 4 maximum) with the double fold-out sofa in the small study area.

Bedrooms & Bathrooms

1 Bedroom + separate study/sleeping area (Sleeps up to 4)

Korora's Nest Master bedroom offers comfortable King size bed, with a fold-out double sofa-bed in the separate study.

1 Bathroom

The bathroom is tiled with Shower, Toilet & Vanity


Korora's Nest will be presented with beds made, ready for your stay.

All utilities, linens & towels, use of all listed property amenities, pantry & sanitary basics, departure linen service & standard housekeeping up to 1.5 hours will be included in your booking.

Extra charges will apply where additional cleaning, BBQ or oven cleaning or excessive rubbish disposal is required.

Professional housekeeping & Linen Laundering

At Holiday Nelson we take a thorough, robust and uncompromised approach toward cleanliness and hygiene practices for your and our families peace of mind... because nothing less will do. 

All high contact, food preparation and hard wet surfaces are hygienically cleaned and sanitised and our linens are professionally laundered at 80ºC, with bed linens further ironed at 120ºC by one of New Zealand's leading laundry experts, leaving them crisp, clean & superbly comfortable! 

Availability & Rates

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Minimum stay of 2 nights except for 23 Dec ~ 6 Jan (6 nights) & Easter (3 nights). Shorter stays may be accepted by request.

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Covid-19 Travel Restrictions - Credit Offer

Where government restrictions prevent travel to the booked property for your intended stay dates, we will provide a full and flexible credit towards rebooking. See our T&C's for full details.

Refundable Bookings - Refund Protect Cover

Upgrade to a Refundable Booking and receive a 100% refund of monies paid if you cannot attend your booking for a broad range of reasons - See the Refund Protect T&C's for full details or to lodge your claim.

Booking Conditions & Notes

No party or venue use. No smoking inside or on balconies. No laundry on balconies. No pets. 

General Terms & Conditions and the Building's standard Body Corporate & House Rules apply.

Car parking - dedicated secure garaging for 1 standard vehicle. Max. vehicle height for entry to the garage is 2m. 

Noise in the area - The waterfront road is busy & all properties within this area are subject to some road & port noise. The apartment is elevated & has been well insulated & double glazed for your comfort.

Security cameras - for Safety & security, cameras operate in common areas of the building.

Please bring your mask - While you are in contact with our staff members when we welcome you or attend a call-out request for you, and at anytime while you are transiting public areas in the building (hallways/elevators/lobby/garages), we will need to ask that you wear a mask. Please ensure that you have one with you. Thank you.

Check-in & Check out

Check-in is possible anytime after 2pm or from noon where the option of early check-in has been purchased. Please try to arrive during business hours where possible (our team are available 7 days a week as late as 8pm). Late arrivals are available on request for an additional charge of NZ$50.00.

Early check-in (12pm/noon and in some cases earlier) can usually be offered for an additional charge. Please request this at the time of booking or at least 24 hours prior to your arrival.

Check-out is to be completed by 10am on your day of departure unless ‘Late check-out’ has been purchased.

Late check-out (by 12pm/noon or as agreed in writing) can usually be offered for an additional charge. This request should be made at the time of booking or at least 24 hours prior to your departure.

  • Free WiFi
  • Aircon
  • Walk to Restaurants
  • Walk to City Centre
  • Walk to Beach
  • Sea Views
  • BBQ (gas)
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron & Ironing board
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • Coffee plunger
  • Freeview TV
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Heat pump
  • Linens & towels
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Mobile phone coverage
  • Washing machine
  • Water pressure - mains
  • Wheelchair friendly
  • TV
  • All day sun
  • Elevator
  • Absolute waterfront
  • Apartment
  • Smart TV/Internet TV
  • Netflix
  • Waterfront
  • Double-glazed Windows
  • Chromecast
  • Kitchenette
  • Unlimited Internet
  • Bluetooth Music

Korora's Nest is located on Portside/Harbourside in Nelson, bordering Nelson Haven and 'the cut'.

Explore the waterfront right at your doorstep!

Four quality restaurants within a short (5 minutes) walking distance - all of which are ranked in Tripadvisors "Top 15 restaurants in Nelson": Styx, Nahm Thai, The Boatshed, Harbour Light Bistro, plus the Boathouse Cafe-Restaurant-Venue, Sublime Cafe & Chapel Cafe.

Cafe and fish & chips over the road. Bus stop nearby.

Easy access to the "Great Taste Cycle Trail". Marina/Berthage nearby.

Nelson Airport is 10 minutes drive.
Tahunanui Beach is 5 minutes drive.
Nelson City Centre is 4 minutes drive (just over 20 minutes walk)


  • Local Wineries
  • Abel Tasman National Park
  • Nelson Provincial Museum
  • Nelson Saturday Market (Kirby Lane)
  • Nelson Sunday Flea Market (Montgomery Square)
  • Nelson Wednesday Farmers Market (Morrison Square)
  • Tahunanui Beach & Attractions
  • Nelson Classic Car Museum
  • Mount Arthur / Flora Saddle
  • Maitai Caves Walk
  • McCashins Brewery & Cafe
  • Kahurangi National Park
  • Nelson Lakes National Park
  • Boulder Bank
  • Cable Bay
  • Centre of New Zealand & Botanics
  • Codgers Mountain Bike Park
  • Founders Park
  • Founders Cafe
  • Golden Bay (day-trip)
  • Kaiteriteri Beach
  • Mapua Wharf
  • Comfy spot for a few days, surprisingly quiet for the traffic and port activity

    Danny P. - Aug, 2021

  • Comfortable and accommodating

    Lee-Anne F. - Jul, 2021

  • Good location. Very modern and has everything you need.

    Johnny G. - Jun, 2021

  • Location was good. Pleasant meeting to hand over the keys and introduce us to the apartment.

    Clare S. - May, 2021

  • My husband and I travelled to Nelson shortly after our wedding and stayed at the Korora Nest Apartment. It was a very enjoyable stay and as the apartment was centrally located it was easy to get around and this is coming from someone that had never been to Nelson before. We were checked in by the host and he was very friendly and gave great suggestions for places to check out. The apartment itself was very cosy and clean.

    Punam M. - May, 2021

  • Really enjoyed our stay. Great location and apartment well appointed. Will stay again if we come to Nelson

    Graeme R. - Mar, 2021

  • The accommodation and location were excellent thank you. We only had a short stay, but enjoyed it very much and it was ideal for our purposes. We will certainly be staying with you next time we come to Nelson. Phil Williams

    Phil Williams - Nov, 2020

  • Really enjoyed our stay at the apartment. Quite close to the city centre, and also close enough to the beach. Walk either way in about 15 minutes. Close to some of the city's best eateries. Great hosts and everything in the apartment that could be expected. Will happily stay here again.

    Steve Mason - Oct, 2020

  • Hi we got a prompt response to our call and Sarah met us outside the property. She was very helpful, showing us where to park, giving details around security, rubbish etc. The property was perfect for what we needed (despite the foldout bed being rather hard). Thank-you for your service. Kind Regards Janet

    Janet Park - Oct, 2020

  • Lovely apartment, great views, central to everything and great eating places across the road. Thanks for having us, lovely apartment, great views.

    Rhonda Sheath - Sep, 2020

  • Hi everyone We absolutely loved staying at Kororas Nest and can’t wait to return. The apartment was warm and sunny and with the stunning view and best fish across the road, what’s not to love

    Barbara Comer - Sep, 2020

  • Great location Fab unit looking over the water and close to all amenities. Styx Bar and the Fish n Chip shop across the road are both great. Well organised and a lovely stay.

    Marc Guppy - Jun, 2020

  • We could not fault this accommodation. The whole process was simple, stunning location, very happy

    Melanie Ford - Jan, 2020

  • Myself, husband and two 7 year olds had an amazing weekend in Nelson using this beautiful apartment as our crash pad. Beautifully appointed. Super comfortable. We only stayed the weekend, but you could stay for ages.

    Sarah Belgrave - Nov, 2019

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