Nelson - Nelson City
Arty and interesting, Nelson City is located in one of the most beautiful and sunny areas of New Zealand: the Nelson region. Stroll around Nelson City on foot, or take a sightseeing tour.
As the main urban hub of the top of the South, Nelson is a vibrant city. The Christ Church Cathedral looks over the city streets where you will find boutique shops, art galleries and alfresco dining.
Arty and interesting, Nelson is located in one of the most beautiful and sunny areas of New Zealand. Stroll around Nelson on foot, or take a sightseeing tour. Visit a raft of local art studios and galleries including handcrafted jewellery, local fashion designers and craft food artisans. Explore the Nelson Provincial Museum.
The Nelson Saturday Market is a must-visit from 8am - 1pm in Montgomery Carpark - filled with fresh local produce, art & crafts and a range of colourful characters. more
Experience Nelson’s history with a wander down the South Street precinct, New Zealand’s oldest preserved street. Stroll through the peaceful Queens Gardens, or Miyazu Japanese Gardens named after Nelson’s Japanese sister city.
Walk 30 minutes to the center of New Zealand, the center most point of the country with great views of the region.
Tahunanui Beach is a popular swimming beach just five minutes’ drive from the city centre, with some of the best kitesurfing in New Zealand and a host of accommodation, cafés, bars and family activities nearby.
Visit Nelson’s iconic art attraction - World of WearableArt™ and Classic Cars Museum - a world class collection of classic cars can be viewed alongside mind-blowing works of art that are wearable.
What Do You Want To Do?
Mobile-friendly - Day sailing tours aboard fast comfortable catamarans. The most peaceful and relaxing way to see the Abel Tasman—New Zealand's best sailing location and close to Nelson. With half-day, full-day, and multi-day options, we'll make the most of your time. Private charters for specialised tours available for groups up to 40.
Mobile-friendly - Apex Car Rentals has been doing things 'the Kiwi way' for more than 25 years by providing exceptional customer service and respecting the different cultures we work with every day. Choose Apex for your New Zealand car hire and experience first-hand why our customers rate us the best car rental company in New Zealand.
Mobile-friendly - Brook Valley Holiday Park is a beautiful quiet park set in rural location amongst native bush and at the picturesque Brook stream 10 minutes from Nelson. Get back to basics with your stay at Brook Valley Holiday Park, no mobile phone reception, no en-suites, no frills. Escape the holiday crowds, immerse yourself in a peaceful valley surrounded by native birdsong.
CamperCo - a locally owned campervan and motorhome hire company offering well designed, comfortable, and advertising free 2-3 berth vehicles at prices you'll find hard to beat. Camperco doesn't charge add ons or extra and our campers come fully equipped with everything you'll need to see the beauty of NZ hassle free!
Mobile-friendly - Spectacular sea views can be enjoyed from all five of these modern self-contained accommodations. Affordable luxury, situated in a tranquil bush setting yet only minutes away from the beach, central Nelson and the scenic waterfront. Easy driving distance to the Abel Tasman National Park. Decorated in a nautical theme with full kitchens, spacious living and great outdoor areas.
Capture New Zealand's tour programs have been created from countless hours and miles of travel, photographing in all seasons. We know the best locations, the best time to be there and the best places to unwind at the end of each day. Enjoy excellence in service, efficiency and Kiwi hospitality with us.
We would love to have you join us photographing in our unique country. New Zealand is undoubtedly one of the finest photographic destinations in the world, and the incredible diversity of the landscape enthralls even the most seasoned of travellers. Whatever season you want to photograph New Zealand in, we have a tour departure to suit you.
Mobile-friendly - Escorted, customised tours driving our Jaguar, MG and Alfa Romeo classic and modern sports cars, or yours. Enjoy up to five different cars touring the wonderful uncrowded roads of the South Island. Day or multi day trips on set dates or to your choice, taking in delightful destinations, riveting roads, characterful company, delicious dining, affable accommodation and stunning scenery!
Mobile-friendly - Involved in the hospitality and tourism industry for over 20 years, Destination Tasman is a locally owned and operated business based in Motueka run by locals Chrissy and Gary. We operate a pick up and drop off service from many locations including, Motueka, Kaiteriteri, Takaka, Collingwood, Marahau, Mapua, Nelson and everywhere in between.
Mobile-friendly - Small family owned enterprise operating a fleet of current model, two, four, six-berth motorhomes and campervans. Situated in sunny Nelson at the top of the South Island, among national parks and golden beaches. Bases Auckland and Christchurch. Pick-ups from Nelson Airport or accommodation, Blenheim Airport or accommodation and inter-island ferries in Picton, Picton Airport or any accommodation. Other areas by arrangement.
Mobile-friendly - Cycle the Great Taste Cycle Trail in Nelson, New Zealand with The Gentle Cycling Company. Self-guided rides for lovers of food, art & beautiful landscapes. Single day wine or craft beer rides, multi day rides in stunning rural landscapes include routes to Kaiteriteri, gateway to the Abel Tasman National Park.
Mobile-friendly - Golden Bay Coachlines operate daily scheduled services from Nelson to Golden Bay, Abel Tasman National Park and the Heaphy Track via Richmond, Motueka, Takaka and Collingwood. We also provide bus charters in Golden Bay. Operating modern air-conditioned coaches, join us as we take you on a scenic journey through limestone outcrops, rolling hills and vast golden beaches.
We have a great range of quality budget rental cars and campervans available for hire. Our rental fleet is constantly being updated and maintained to ensure that we can offer you reliable and safe rentals at very affordable prices. Extra discounts for longer hires. NO HIDDEN COSTS! One way hires possible.
Enjoy the beauty of New Zealand from the comfort of any of our 2, 4 or 6 berth motorhomes. We offer you a very individual and personal service, and are very flexible to your needs. We’ve travelled extensively in New Zealand, so we can give really good advice on where to go and what to do. Airport pickups available.
Maitai Valley Motor Camp is situated in the beautiful Maitai Valley, Nelson, in a bush-like setting with its many walks and mountain bike trails in the surrounding hills. Relax and enjoy the serenity of the river, hills and bush walks. Nature at its best. NZ$10 for camping unpowered. Powered sites/ cabins/ pet friendly.
Small group guided tours for mature travellers. MoaTrek holidays are designed especially for those who want to explore our beautiful countryside in a small friendly group with the care and attention of a professional Kiwi Guide. Enjoy special annual events, summer getaways and get to know the locals over relaxed lunches in their homes.
Mobile-friendly - Nelson City TOP 10 Holiday Park is the closest holiday park to the centre of the city offering quality, affordable accommodation for couples, families, school and sports groups, independent travellers and backpackers. Choose from motel units, studios, cabins, powered sites and campsites. Travellers from all over the world enjoy staying here because of the excellent facilities and genuine hospitality.
We are a family operated business with a modern fleet of reliable Fiat Ducato Roller Team 746 and Ford 696 Zefiro motorhomes. Our main aim is to give you a wonderful touring experience discovering New Zealand. Whether you want to travel from Auckland, Christchurch, Nelson, Able Tasman or Queenstown, contact us for a motorhome to suit your needs.
Mobile-friendly - Located within 5 minute's walk of the centre of Nelson city and 2 minute's walk from Rutherford Conference Centre, Palazzo Motor Lodge offers quality stylish and spacious accommodation. Our 16 apartments offer a flexible range of options to meet your needs and ensure you have a relaxing stay. Enjoy modern, comfortable accommodation, exceptional service and affordable prices.
Mobile-friendly - Perfectly positioned, Parkside Motel in Richmond, Nelson is at the gateway to Nelson/Tasman Region's attractions. Abel Tasman, Nelson Lakes and access to the cycle trail virtually on the doorstep. King or queen-size beds, access and spa bath options. Most rooms have views over the adjoining park to the Mount Arthur ranges.
Mobile-friendly - Lord of the Rings™ Tours. We'll take you on 6, 10 or 14 day journey through Middle Earth™. Make your dreams a reality, walk in the footsteps of your favourite character with our Lord of the Rings™ Tour. Visit best Lord of the Rings™/Hobbit™ film-sites with like-minded fans, become part of a fellowship. 5-star winners on Trip-Advisor yearly since 2012.
Mobile-friendly - Drive something different...classic, modern European sports and convertible cars from MG, Alfa Romeo, BMW, Lexus, Mercedes and Jaguar. Starting from our Nelson or Christchurch bases, experience the joys of self-drive travel through our stunning South Island scenery on uncrowded roads. We also provide chauffeur services as well as escorted road trip tours where you get to drive multiple sports cars.
Mobile-friendly - Small family-owned sea kayak company with many years of industry experience and extensive local knowledge. The Abel Tasman National Park is a very special place to our family (whānau) and we are excited to share its history, stories and natural beauty with you. Our base is brand new and purpose built - just for sea kayaking!
Mobile-friendly - From camping sites to self-contained motels, we have accommodation in Nelson to suit most needs and budget. Situated along 1km of coastline adjacent to safe swimming Tāhunanui Beach, and easy walking to Tāhuna Fun Park, this is the ideal destination for your family holiday. Onsite:café, bouncing pillow, pedal-karts, mini-golf. Dog-friendly camping sites 1 Feb–30 Nov. Groups and winter-over stays welcome.
Mobile-friendly - Over 45 years knowledge within the Transport Industry. We offer solutions to your transport requirements, either local or regional, see us first. Nelson to Motueka shuttle, Airport transfers, prestige transport for individual and personalised Wine and Beer trail tours, transport for hiking/walking tracks. In fact we can pick you up from anywhere and drop you anywhere. A flexible, affordable service.
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Nelson Civic Choir Presents Joy to The World
Joy to the World a Seasonal Celebration– Nelson Civic Choir and Orchestra with Nelson Male Voice Choir December 1st 7pm, December 2nd 2pm Bringing you seasonal joy this Christmas – come join the combined ...
Where: Nelson Christ Church Cathedral, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: Trafalgar Square, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 7:00pm on Friday 1st December 2023
To: 4:00pm on Saturday 2nd December 2023
The Nelson Market
The bustling Nelson Market is famous as a vibrant showcase of regional arts and crafts, fashion, jewellery, fresh, local and organic produce. The Nelson Market is famous for its artisan products. Visiting the market is ...
Where: The Nelson Market, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: 1 Montgomery Square, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 8:00am on Saturday 1st April 2023
To: 1:00pm on Saturday 23rd March 2024
Vicki Charles Students Exhibition
You are all welcome to attend this students exhibition on Saturday 2nd December 10am to 3pm. Some fantastic ceramic art to purchase or come along to see what these talented students are making. An open studio to view ...
Where: Vicki Charles Sculptor, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: 55 Weka St, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 10:00am on Saturday 2nd December 2023
To: 3:00pm on Saturday 2nd December 2023
Children aged 8 - 16 years are invited to sell their goods in the lead-up to Christmas. Each child brings a standard rain umbrella which, upside down, becomes their "stall" in which to place the goods for sale. ...
Where: 1903 Square, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: Trafalgar St, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 1:30pm on Sunday 3rd December 2023
To: 3:30pm on Sunday 3rd December 2023
The Sweet Caroline Tour: A Tribute to Neil Diamond
The Sweet Caroline Tour: A Tribute to Neil Diamond is putting all those well-loved classics back on stage and in the spotlight, showcased by a world-class international band and produced especially for the ...
Where: Theatre Royal Nelson, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: 78 Rutherford St, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 7:00pm on Sunday 3rd December 2023
To: 9:30pm on Sunday 3rd December 2023
Under a Celtic Moon
Scottish born urban folk blues Celtic Soul singer songwriter Isabella(Izzy) Miller Bell Aka Ma Bell returns to Tasman/Nelson Communities to tell her story of the blues under a Celtic Moon. In this concert Ma Bell dons ...
Where: Fairfield House, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: 48 Van Diemen St, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 7:30pm on Sunday 3rd December 2023
To: 11:59pm on Sunday 3rd December 2023
Nelson Paint and Wine Event - Milford Sounds: CANCELLED
The concept is simple - take a brush in one hand, a drink in the other and let’s paint a masterpiece! Join us for a creative night of drinking and painting in the heart of Nelson! No previous painting experience ...
Where: Two Thumb Brewing Co., Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: 32c New Street, Nelson, 7010, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 2:30pm on Sunday 3rd December 2023
To: 4:30pm on Sunday 3rd December 2023
Open Meditation Evenings
We warmly welcome you to these open Meditation Evenings, whether you are an experienced meditator or new to meditation and wishing for somewhere to sit in the peace in quiet contemplation. Pure Meditation Evenings ...
Where: Pure Meditation Centre Whakatū Nelson, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: 6 Brunner Street, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 7:00pm on Sunday 17th September 2023
To: 8:00pm on Sunday 25th February 2024
Breathe Yoga Classes
We warmly invite you ~ details for the class are as follows: Time: 7:15 - 8:30 pm $18/class term rate; $22 casual classes Join anytime throughout the term Welcome to Breathe Yoga Classes. It is a pleasure to share ...
Where: Koru Centre, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: 243 Trafalgar Street, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 7:15pm on Monday 9th October 2023
To: 8:30pm on Monday 11th December 2023
Dru Yoga Classes with Fiona
Strengthen your body! Relax your mind! Open your heart! Perfect for all ages and abilities for experienced and new beginners to yoga. Breath led flowing movements, sequences and postures, proven to ease physical ...
Where: Saxton Netball Pavillion, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Address: 142 Saxtons Road, Stoke, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
From: 10:00am on Monday 10th July 2023
To: 11:30am on Monday 18th December 2023