The Nelson region is situated at the north-western tip of the South Island surrounded by mountains and sea. From the mountain ranges at the tip of the magnificent Southern Alps to the productive Waimea Plains, from the beautiful bays to the mountain lakes, the Nelson region has everything for you to enjoy, literally at your fingertips.
You find yourself surrounded by beautiful scenery wherever you go in our wonderful region.
Tahunanui Beach is on your doorstep - only minutes drive from your accommodation in the city centre.
There are three National Parks, Abel Tasman National Park, Kahurangi National Park and Nelson Lakes National Park, within 50 minutes of Nelson offering activities from hiking, skiing, mountaineering, caving or rock climbing to sailing, golfing, kayaking, diving or fishing.
Perhaps you prefer a leisurely pace for your holiday. Nelson also caters to you with numerous vineyards where you can sample award-winning wines and olive oils. Other options to explore are museums, art galleries, or outdoor weekend markets.
Nelson is also well known for its arts community which is thriving and creative in all its forms. Festivals and events abound, from the Summer Festivals to the Mask Parade, Opera in the Park to the Winter Festival, Jazz in the Park to the Cherry Blossom Festival, kites to buskers and beyond!
Crafts and Art are an integral part of Nelson life - there are many permanent resident artisans and this is the birth place of the unique world class show Wearable Art Awards and home of the Wearable Arts and Classic Car Museum.
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ENJOY your stay with us as a base for exploring all the region has to offer!