The Nelson region enjoys more sunshine hours than anywhere else in the South Island. It’s home to three national parks, spectacular beaches and lakes, and a flourishing artisan community that gives the region a relaxed bohemian vibe.

The region’s largest settlement is Nelson city, with a population of 47,000 people. Nelson offers an impressive collection of business event spaces, from convention centres and multi-purpose indoor stadiums to hotels with conference facilities and accommodation on site.

Visitors can fly to Nelson Airport on flights from most major New Zealand centres. The airport is 8 km from Nelson’s central city.


• Venues with theatre capacity for up to 2,300 people
• 8 km from Nelson Airport to Nelson CBD
• Visit art trails, studios and markets offering a unique insight into the creative spirit of the region
• Relax on a beach or go hiking or kayaking in one of the region’s national parks


To enquire about having your business event in New Zealand please feel free to contact me.

Leonie Ashford

Leonie Ashford

Business Events Bid Manager

New Zealand