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Explore Nelson

Nelson, New Zealand - a multi-cultural region - renowned for the most sunshine hours in New Zealand -  life here is geared up to be enjoyed.


We are a region with a highly creative community of visual artists, glass blowers and wood carvers to mention a few - a region offering the feel good factor - from open-air market, golden beaches, national parks, wineries, cafes, you name it - it can be enjoyed in Nelson



Why should you visit Nelson?


Mountain biking is a religion here

Fantastic mountain bike trails - enjoy the challenge of Dun Mountain or Coppermine Saddle route

Emerging Artisan producers

From Pic's Peanut Butter, Proper Crisps, Karakari Olive Oil through to Chia Sisters Drinks - we can’t list them all but our region offers wonderful producers growing and making their own products

Our gorgeous sunny weather 

Nelson is a vibrant place, and the long sunshine hours have its part to play here! There are plenty of things to do outdoors in sunny Nelson and you will surely find something you'll enjoy.

The hidden beauty

We have the Abel Tasman National park and the Heaphy Track but there are also some great local walks that only the locals know about - try exploring the Grampians walks - fantastic views over the city and the Tasman Bay - the Queens and Miyazu Gardens -both  little oasis in the city - the golden sands of Tahuna Beach.

Local Wine, Beer and Ciders

So many choices from Peckhams, Rochdale, Neudorf through to Founders

Our Festivals

Brightwater Wine & Food Festival, Light Nelson, Nelson Summer Events, Marchfest, The NZ Cider Festival, Nelson Arts Festival and the Sarau Festival - all celebrating our locals


We look forward to welcoming you to Nelson soon!