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Destination: Nelson Region

Superb weather, outstanding scenery, active adventures or lolling on the beach or meandering the art scene Nelson offers visitors a wealth of experiences that is hard to beat. The depth of choice and variety makes for an ideal friends and family holiday destination. There is something for everyone from active adventures where visitors skydive over the stunning Abel Tasman to slowly cycling your way around the Great Taste Trail.

Nelson is stunning where snow capped mountains frame vineyards and beaches are impossibly beautiful. The gold sand of Kaiteriteri looks as though it should be bottled. The outdoors is showcased with Abel Tasman National Park. The park is New Zealand’s pocket handkerchief park, A tiny (for national parks) sized national treasure that punches above its size with its global appeal. This is due to the glittering gold beaches, shallow turquoise waters, spectacular ocean views and range of wildlife.

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Nelson is stunning where snow capped mountains frame vineyards and beaches are impossibly beautiful. The gold sand of Kaiteriteri looks as though it should be bottled. The outdoors is showcased with Abel Tasman National Park. The park is New Zealand’s pocket handkerchief park,  A tiny (for national parks) sized national treasure that punches above its size with its global appeal. This is due to the glittering gold beaches, shallow turquoise waters, spectacular ocean views and range of wildlife.

The park highlights include:

  • Family friendly kayaking or making sand castles on the beach
  • Water sports active adventures from scuba diving, sailing, canyoning, and multiple day kayaking trips
  • Land based active holidays including abseiling to pampered guided walks

Creative artists and crafts have made Nelson their home making the place a destination for visitors focused on culture and arts. From Mapu with its picturesque wharf to Tasman Village there is a wealth of attractions for the art and culture buffs. Sunny weather, beaches, rivers and vineyards to linger in, it’s no wonder artists are drawn to a Nelson lifestyle. Nelson is a creative hub for painters, sculptures and glass artists from the world-renowned Hoglund Art Glass to emerging artists. Nelson is where “our ordinary is other people’s extraordinary.” rings loud and clear in the art scene.

Plan your holiday around the festival season of the annual Art Expo and Arts Festival in spring or the Fringe Festival in autumn with its pop up street artists. A day trip to Tasman Village is heralded with a homage to Nelson art with a stainless steel recycled silhouette cutouts of birds found in the Moutere inlet. Or perhaps a trip to Mapua to check out the wharf galleries. Nelson doesn’t disappoint dedicated art buffs.

And then there is the weather. Sunshine is a metaphor for Nelson and even if there is a nip in the air it is not bone chilling. The Great Taste cycling trail is a great introduction to the passionate food and produce vendors. Pass over boardwalks along the edge of the Waimea Estuary, where birds are plentiful, including the white heron. Enjoy the delights of the Mapua Ferry with your bikes on board and take a trip to Mapua Wharf. Routes meander through award winning wineries with the detour option of expanding the trip to Kaiteriteri, the gateway to the Abel Tasman National Park.

The joy of an extensive range of foodie treats and craft markets, cafes and farm to plate culture is part and parcel of the Nelson experience. Nelson Food & Wine Places in Nelson – Pacific is the icing on the cake for visitors. Food, seafood bounty, local artisans and the outdoors is all wrapped up in Nelson.

It’s hard to beat an irresistible find and Nelson will not disappoint.

For holiday inspiration check out Nelson’s travel guides

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