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.

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Nearby Places to Stay

Nelson

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Kaiteriteri

Direct Distance: (34km/21mi)

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Abel Tasman

Direct Distance: (34km/21mi)

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