Nelson is a quiet, artsy town known for being among the sunniest places in New Zealand. Its sits alongside the coast, with great access to both alpine terrain and coastal beauty.
For a city of its small size, the town is vibrant and quite walkable. Its particularly worth making a visit to the Christ Church Cathedral, between the town centre and an upmarket residential area. Nelson is a hub for craftspeople and artisans – so if you’re in town on a weekend, try to make it to the Nelson Saturday Market at Montgomery Square where you can discover their wares.
Away from the town centre, there’s a nice family oriented beach at Tahunanui. Other attractions include:
- Broadgreen Historic House || Located south of central Nelson in the suburb of Stoke, this is one of Nelson’s oldest residential buildings.
- World of WearableArt & Classic Cars Museum.
- Nelson Provincial Museum. The oldest museum in New Zealand. Entry by donation. Located at the corner of Trafalgar and Hardy streets.