Explore the long golden beaches, alpine lakes and enchanting forests of the Nelson region by kayak, car, or bicycle. Home to three national parks, this region is a favourite holiday spot for locals and so beautiful you’ll never want to leave.


Key facts about Nelson

  • Population: 1.5 million people
  • 16 km Airport → City
  • Driving: Drives on the left
  • Accommodation: 300 Accommodations
  • Timezone: UTC+12:00
  • Venues: 25 Venues
  • Capital: Wellington
  • Electrical: 230/240 volts


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Leonie Ashford

Leonie Ashford

Business Events Bid Manager

Wellington, New Zealand

Nelson Attractions

  • Kayaking


    Kayak along the golden coastline of Abel Tasman National Park

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  • Sailing


    Nelson is a vibrant and sunny coastal region, home to golden beaches and sheltered bays perfect for sailing adventures.

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  • Walking & hiking

    Walking & hiking

    Experience the beauty and diversity of Abel Tasman National Park

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  • Food & wine

    Food & wine

    One of New Zealand's sunniest regions, Nelson has a reputation for it's delicious, aromatic wines and is the country's craft beer brewing capital.

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  • Galleries


    Many of New Zealand's talented artists reside in Nelson - the region is known for its inspiring landscapes and quirky, arty culture.

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  • Abel Tasman National Park

    Abel Tasman National Park

    Abel Tasman National Park is New Zealand's smallest national park- but it's perfectly formed for relaxation and adventure.

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