What's on offer in the Nelson Region

Nelson mapLocated at the top of the South Island of New Zealand, Nelson is New Zealand's second oldest city and boasts the highest sunshine hours in New Zealand. The region features the Abel Tasman National Park, known for its beautiful fauna, golden sand beaches and pristine waters, making it a favourite destination for kayakers and trampers. The high rate of sunshine hours also makes Nelson an ideal place for growing grapes and there are many boutique wine makers that have made Nelson their home. Art and crafts are another feature of the Nelson area which is the birthplace of the World of Wearable Arts event (WOW) and you can see a wide variety of art in the many galleries around Nelson. If you like mountains, Nelson is surrounded by ranges with world famous walking and mountain biking tracks or for winter fun, Rainbow ski field is just over an hours drive away

Whether you are looking to relax, enjoy outdoor activities or experience the history, culture and diversity of Nelson, it is an ideal holiday destination. Below are some links to events and activities in the Nelson region:

If there is anything else you would like to know about Nelson events and activities, please don't hesitate to ask and we would be glad to help you with our local knowledge.

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