The sunniest place in New Zealand.
Nelson is a cooking pot of quality food, art, and stunning landscapes including outstretching beaches perfect for BBQ’s with friends and family in the sunset. Head out to Rabbit Island or Tahunanui Beach for some fun out on the beach in the sun, or head into town and check out Christ Church Cathedral or Queen’s Garden for some walks through stunning assortments of flowers and plants. Take a Wine Tasting Tour at one of Nelson’s brilliant wineries or spend a day out at Founder’s Park and experience life like it was back in the day. On the weekend, be sure to visit Nelson Saturday Market for a bustling collection of arts and crafts and good grub.
TOP THINGS TO DO IN NELSON
These are popular activities to do in Nelson. We can help you choose.
World of Wearable Art & Classic Cars Museum: Explore the amazing pieces from the annual WOW Awards Show in tandem with one of Oceania’s largest private classic car collections. Alongside these awesome exhibits is a café equipped with some good grub as well as a store packed full of New Zealand Art and Jewelry.
Queen’s Gardens: Take a breath of fresh air and stroll, meditate, or run your way through a beautiful collection of flora and fauna at Queen’s Gardens, a short walk from city centre. With the beautiful flowers on display, water wheel, bridges, ducks and more there’s no reason not to visit Queen’s Gardens.
Tahunanui Beach: Kick Back and relax on a lovely slice of New Zealand Beach with your friends and family. On a sunny day it makes for the perfect stroll with its beautifully colored sand and waters, bring a net and play some beach sports, or a packed lunch for a picnic in the sunset.
Nelson Saturday Market: Spend hours walking through the countless stalls with a multitude of arts and crafts on display. There’s also plenty of good grub from locally sourced stalls nestled within the craft stalls- each visit to the Saturday Market is an adventure of its own!
Rabbit Island: Head out to Rabbit Island for some long open beach free from commercial entities- just sand and perfect BBQ spots. So, bring some friends and family down with some meat to chuck on the barbeque for a good time.
Christ Church Cathedral: Take the flights of stairs up to the top of Christ Church Cathedral to appreciate the central outlook over Nelson. The Cathedral is also surrounded by a brilliant assortment of flora and fauna. Within the Cathedral is a labyrinth. Head down to the Cathedral for some spectacular photos from the top!
Founders Park: Take a cheap train ride down to Founders Park to checkout Nelson’s heritage and how life was back in the day with replicas of vintage accommodation and culture. Enjoy a day of shopping and dining in Nelson’s very own Founders Park.
Wine Tasting Tour: See the production process behind top tier wines at one of the Winery Tours in Nelson. Come the end of your tour you’ll be a certified wine expert and will have had an opportunity to taste some of the finest wines of New Zealand.