Nelson New Zealand
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Beach Horse Trekking. Tony Brunt, Tourism NZ
Beach Horse Trekking. Tony Brunt, Tourism NZ
Sea Kayaking, Nelson. Ian Trafford, Tourism NZ
Sea Kayaking, Nelson. Ian Trafford, Tourism NZ
Nelson Arts Festival. Scott Venning, Tourism NZ
Nelson Arts Festival. Scott Venning, Tourism NZ
Boating Near Nelson. Tourism New Zealand
Boating Near Nelson. Tourism New Zealand
Kayaking. Fri Gilbert, Tourism New Zealand
Kayaking. Fri Gilbert, Tourism New Zealand
Valley Vineyards. Ian Trafford, Tourism NZ
Valley Vineyards. Ian Trafford, Tourism NZ
Mountain Biking, Nelson. Photo Ian Trafford
Mountain Biking, Nelson. Photo Ian Trafford
Live Music, Nelson. Scott Venning, Tourism NZ
Live Music, Nelson. Scott Venning, Tourism NZ

Nelson Information

Nelson is a city at the top end of the South Island of New Zealand. Situated close to the geographical centre of New Zealand on the southern shores of Tasman Bay and with a population of about 45,500, this idyllic location is a popular tourist centre for Arts and Adventure holidays.

Surrounded by mountains on three sides, the bay area is gateway to some of the finest National Parks in the region including, Abel Tasman National Park, Kahurangi National Park and Lakes Rotoiti and Rotoroa in the Nelson Lakes National Park.

The Nelson region offers amazing diversity in Landscape and Activities from Mountains, Vineyard and Beaches to Maori Culture, Sky Diving, Mountain Climbing and White Water Rafting.

For the more sedate traveller there are a number of Arts and Crafts Centres, Museums, Culture and Heritage Centres and National Parks with over twenty two walking trails to discover and explore the rich and spectacular countryside.

In addition to the artistic and adventure orientated vacations, Nelson is one of only a few areas to retain some exquisite examples of Victorian Architecture with the whole of South Street listed as a Heritage location. Some of the buildings include Amber House, Nelson Cathedral, Victorian Rose Pub and the wonderful Windmill at Founders Park.

The region boasts a vibrant atmosphere for shoppers and holiday makers alike. With family orientated parks offering Animal Farms and Zoological Parks for the children, Wellness Centres for relaxation for the parents and a wealth of activities from the sedate Horse Trekking to the highly energetic Rock Climbing, White Water Rafting and Jet Boating among many others.

All in all, if you want a holiday for the whole family, young or old, then you won’t go far wrong in Nelson.

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Nelson Arts Festival Parade. Photo by Scott Venning, Tourism New Zealand
Nelson Arts Festival Parade. Photo by Scott Venning, Tourism New Zealand
Kayaking Seaside at Nelson. Photo by Ian Trafford, Tourism New Zealand
Kayaking Seaside at Nelson. Photo by Ian Trafford, Tourism New Zealand