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Nelson Central
Mapua Wharf, Nelson

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Cruise through the forest or blast around the hills - mountain biking is a great way to enjoy Nelson
Nelson Central
Mountain biking, Nelson

By Ian Trafford

Nelson Central

One of the sunniest cities in New Zealand, Nelson is the perfect spot to base yourself while you spend some time exploring the Abel Tasman National Park.

Nelson is an entertaining city in many ways. From a cultural point of view, it provides the chance to appreciate New Zealand art, both in galleries and in artists’ studios. The district has attracted creative people who work with glass, metal, stone, wood, clay, sand, paper, ink, paint and fabric.

Nelson is also appealing from a lifestyle point of view. There are wineries scattered around the Moutere Hills and the Waimea Plains. In the city, you’ll find a good selection of restaurants – some with huge views of Tasman Bay. Activities include skydiving, rock climbing, 4WD biking, horse treks, sailing charters and water fun at the excellent beaches.

Functional facts: Approx. population 43,000, domestic airport.

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404 on Trafalgar - Accommodation in Nelson New Zealand
8.30 54 Reviews
Nelson South, Nelson
035394046
A 5-minute walk from dining options at Nelson town centre, 404 on Trafalgar features contemporary apartments with a full kitchen and free in-house movies. It offers free Wi-Fi access and complimentary parking on its premises. Fitted with heating facilities, apartments offer a dining are... (more)
A Culinary Experience Luxury Bed And Breakfast - Accommodation in Nelson New Zealand
9.80 60 Reviews
Atawhai, Nelson
0800891886
A Culinary Experience Luxury Bed And Breakfast offers suites with free Wi-Fi, a private balcony and an iPod docking station. There is a hot tub, a sunny terrace and a shared lounge offering panoramic water views. Guests enjoy a free glass of wine, home-baked goods and appetizers each eveni... (more)
A Room with a View - Accommodation in Nelson New Zealand
10.00 1 Reviews
Moana, Nelson
An elevated, quiet, beach apartment with expansive sea and mountain views handy to Nelson City and Tahunanui Beach. Owner is a ceramic artist. Up to 10 restaurants and fast food outlets within walking distance. ... (more)
A Woodsy House - Accommodation in Nelson New Zealand
8.60 106 Reviews
The Wood, Nelson
035468770
A Woodsy House features panoramic views of the port, sea, hills and city from the garden patio and the balcony. A 3-minute drive from central Nelson, it offers free parking and free Wi-Fi access. The heated guest rooms feature antiques, quality bedding and TV. The private bathroom comes... (more)
Abelia Motor Lodge - Accommodation in Nelson New Zealand
8.10 84 Reviews
Tahunanui, Nelson
0800282235
Just 10 minutes’ walk from Tahunanui Beach, Abelia Motor Lodge offers self-contained accommodation with beautiful views over the mountains and Abel Tasman National Park. It features a lovely garden and patio with outdoor seating and barbecue facilities. A kitchenette with a stove top, m... (more)
Admirals Motor Inn - Accommodation in Nelson New Zealand
8.50 59 Reviews
Nelson
0800745755
Admirals Motor Inn offers central city motel accommodation in Nelson. Accommodation comprises of 22 spacious self-contained studio and 1 & 2 bedroom units, including executive and tourist motel units.Fully equipped kitchen, microwave, ensuite, double/queen/super-king size beds, phone, Sky ... (more)
Ah House Accommodation - Accommodation in Nelson New Zealand
10.00 78 Reviews
Nelson, Nelson
035467211
Ah House Accommodation, a unique bed & breakfast or self catering experience in the heart of Nelson city centre, New Zealand. Set in the leafy streets behind the cathedral, we are in easy access to everything from cafes, restaurants, the airport to all the local National Parks, Abel Tas... (more)
Aloha Lodge Beachside Accommodation - Accommodation in Nelson New Zealand
8.80 239 Reviews
Tahunanui, Nelson
0800462564
Offering free Wi-Fi, Aloha Lodge is just 2 minutes’ walk from Tahuna Beach. You can enjoy a meal in the BBQ area, or relax in the gardens. All rooms feature lovely garden views and a flat-screen TV with over 50 satellite channels. Each room has a refrigerator and tea/coffee making facil... (more)
Amber Court Motor Lodge - Accommodation in Nelson New Zealand
8.70 216 Reviews
Tahunanui, Nelson
0800626364
Just 5 minutes' drive from Tahunanui Beach and Nelson Airport, Amber Court Motor Lodge offers ground floor accommodation offering a 32-inch flat-screen TV with satellite channels. Guests enjoy a hot tub, free airport transfers and free WiFiAmber Court features a large communal courtyard an... (more)
AMBER HOUSE - at the centre - Accommodation in Nelson New Zealand
7.60 61 Reviews
The Wood, Nelson
035390605
Central, clean, quiet; easy parking. Wi-Fi + delicious breakfasts. SPACIOUS en suite bedrooms, double glazed for a restful night - most with TWO Queen beds + air conditioning. We also have a Budget room available on the ground floor without air-conditioning but with double-glazing, two ... (more)
Ambleside Luxury Bed & Breakfast - Accommodation in Nelson New Zealand
9.80 151 Reviews
Wakatu, Nelson
0800306555
Just 7 minutes’ drive from Tahunanui Beach, Ambleside Villa offers accommodation with beautiful garden views, free Wi-Fi and free breakfast. It features a hot tub, a sunny terrace and barbecue facilities. Guests can relax in the lounge, which features flat-screen satellite TV and a DVD ... (more)
Anchor Lodge Motel - Accommodation in Nelson New Zealand
9.40 6 Reviews
Tahunanui, Nelson
035486007
BEST VALUE IN NELSON. Anchor Lodge Motel is owned and operated by Tanya and family. We are situated in the beachside suburb of Tahunanui, within walking distance of the beach, fun park, cafs and restaurants. We are also close to bowling greens, a golf course and The Suburban Club. Only ... (more)
Annick House Bed and Breakfast - Accommodation in Nelson New Zealand
9.60 45 Reviews
Nelson, Nelson
035480554
Offering free bike hire, free WiFi and free parking, Annick House Bed and Breakfast is located in Nelson. Complimentary breakfast is included. Annick House B&B is a 5-minute drive from Trafalgar Park and an 11-minute drive from both World of Wearable Art and Collectable Car Museum. Y... (more)
Apartments Paradiso - Accommodation in Nelson New Zealand
8.10 160 Reviews
The Wood, Nelson
0800269667
Located 650 metres from Nelson CBD, Apartments Paradiso offers a 12-metre outdoor pool with hot tub, sauna facilities and free Wi-Fi access. Fully air-conditioned, all apartments have a kitchenette with a microwave, a fridge and kitchenware. Amenities include a DVD player and a flat-scr... (more)
Apex Motorlodge - Accommodation in Nelson New Zealand
8.60 10 Reviews
Tahunanui, Nelson
0800892739
Apex Motor Lodge is a comfortable motel complex situated a mere 400 metres from Tahunanui Fun, Nature Park and Beach. There are 12 fully self-contained studio, 1 and 2 bedroom units, and two wheelchair access units available on request. All units have been designated non-smoking. Uni... (more)
Arapiki Self-contained Homestay Units - Accommodation in Nelson New Zealand
Stoke, Nelson
Enjoy a relaxing holiday in the midst of your trip. Two quality self-contained smoke-free units in our centrally located home each cater for couples and offer comfort and privacy in an attractive garden setting. There is off-street parking and free Wi-Fi available. ... (more)
Arcadia Motel - Accommodation in Nelson New Zealand
8.60 335 Reviews
Tahunanui, Nelson
0800427223
Arcadia Motel is situated just a short walk from Tahunanui Beach. It has a solar-heated swimming pool and rooms with well-equipped kitchens. Wi-Fi access and daily newspapers are free. The studios and apartments at Arcadia Motel Nelson feature a DVD player, TV with satellite channels an... (more)
Arrow Motel Apartments - Accommodation in Nelson New Zealand
9.40 38 Reviews
Tahunanui, Nelson
0800227769
You'll be impressed by our modern apartment complex, with only the best in facilities, whether you're a business traveller or a family holiday maker. It's not only the great choice of room layouts, the easy walking distance to local shopping, bars and cafes, but it's our intimate attention... (more)
Arrow Rock - Accommodation in Nelson New Zealand
10.00 28 Reviews
Stepneyville, Nelson
0800733386
All rooms enjoy beautiful up close views over the harbour, 8 minute stroll to Tahuna beach or to the Waterfront Restaurants and only a 4 minute drive to the city centre. Large Lounge and balcony, King size bed with En-suite. ~ Facilities include fridge, microwave, kettle, Free wir... (more)
Ascot Lodge & Gallery - Accommodation in Nelson New Zealand
9.80 23 Reviews
Tahunanui, Nelson
0800788777
Your Qualmark 4 Star, Home Away From Home - Lynn & Stephan invite you to experience the hidden secret of Ascot Lodge, a small complex of only 5 spacious units (smokefree studio to family), away from the main road traffic, yet an easy walk to Tahanui Beach, cafes, restaurants and bars, and ... (more)
ASURE Fountain Resort Motel - Accommodation in Nelson New Zealand
9.00 67 Reviews
Tahunanui, Nelson
0508376683
Situated only 5 minutes’ walk from Tahunanui Beach, ASURE Fountain Resort Motel offers a large solar-heated swimming pool, barbecue area and a fitness centre. Guests enjoy 200 MB of free Wi-Fi per day. Motel Fountain Resort offers a range of refurbished rooms, from studios to large 2-be... (more)
Atholwood Luxury Country Accommodation - Accommodation in Nelson New Zealand
9.80 168 Reviews
Nelson, Nelson
035402925
Atholwood is a unique, luxury retreat offering you serenity in comfort and style. 5-star and enviro-bronze accredited luxury accommodation with bed and breakfast, apartment and self-contained cottage overlooking the beautiful Waimea Estuary in Mapua, Nelson, New Zealand. Let the outside... (more)
Balmoral Motel - Accommodation in Nelson New Zealand
8.80 62 Reviews
Tahunanui, Nelson
0800222413
Just 500 metres from Tahunanui Beach, Balmoral Motel boasts a solar-heated outdoor pool and self-contained accommodation with free Wi-Fi and satellite TV. Free parking is available on site. A kitchenette with a stove, microwave and refrigerator is standard in all apartments. Each apartm... (more)
Bay Crest Motor Lodge - Accommodation in Nelson New Zealand
9.20 96 Reviews
Tahunanui, Nelson
0800005001
The modern and spacious Bay Crest Motor Lodge is located in the heart of Tahunanui with its cafes, restaurants and bars. It is also close to Tahunanui Beach. Guests enjoy free WiFi access. Bay Crest is within walking distance to the famouss Nelson Golf Course and a short drive to Nelson... (more)
Baywick Inn Bed & Breakfast - Accommodation in Nelson New Zealand
9.50 136 Reviews
Nelson, Nelson
035456514
This elegantly restored bed and breakfast, originally built in 1885, is in a quiet location along the Maitai River, just a 5-minute walk from the centre of Nelson. Free bicycle rentals and free Wi-Fi are included. Guests at the Baywick Inn can relax in the sitting room with cosy firepla... (more)
Showing 1 - 21 of 21 events for the next month.
  • Fairfield House, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
    Wed 24 Jan 2018 7:00PM / R&B, Soul
    Hard work hard money is the highly anticipated 2nd studio album from NZ's first and finest second line band: Richter City Rebels. Rammed with their signature explosive beats and good-feel vibe, hard work hard money ... more
  • Victory Community Centre, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
    Wed 24 Jan 2018 10:30AM / Theatre
    Delightful puppetry, comedy, masks and magic - Birdlife Productions are back this summer with an enchanting new puppet show for all the family! A little Moon Maiden falls out of her cradle all the way down to Earth, ... more
  • Annesbrook Church, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
    Wed 24 Jan 2018 7:30PM / Variety Concerts
    Under the baton of David Bremner (principal trombone NZSO, conductor of Wellington Brass, the champion band of New Zealand), the 2018 National Youth Brass Band presents "History - a celebration of 200 years of brass ... more
  • The Boathouse, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
    Fri 26 Jan 2018 8:00PM / Folk
    Too funky for folk and too folky for funk - that's Sonic Delusion's Latin-infused, pop-laced "funky electroacoustic folk." Sonic Delusion’s frontman Andre Manella uses his well-worn loop pedal to spontaneously create ... more
  • Ghost Light Theatre, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
    Thu 8 Feb 2018 7:30PM / Cabaret, Burlesque
    Oil your chains, buckle your collars and gussy your ball gags, folks - it's Naked Girls Reading: The Nelson Premiere! After sold-out shows in Wellington and Christchurch, we are practically tearing off our clothes ... more
  • Liquid NZ Bar, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
    Fri 2 Feb 2018 8:30PM / Alternative, Indie
    To celebrate the much anticipated release of their debut album, Mascuzzi Jacuzzi (out Dec 1st) and on the back of their first Australian tour, Dunedin favourites, Albion Place are returning to NZ shores in what promises ... more
  • The Boathouse, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
    Thu 1 Feb 2018 8:00PM / Cabaret, Burlesque
    The Nelson Buskers Festival brings award-winning performers from around the world to our beautiful city for four days of action-packed shows! Buskers at The Boathouse is for the more adventurous! Join us for a ... more
  • Nelson Christ Church Cathedral, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
    Fri 9 Feb 2018 7:30PM / Classical Music
    Baroque Community and Educational Trust of New Zealand presents an enchanting concert with music by Vivaldi, Corelli and Telemann featuring Baroque period dance specialist, Mareike Greb from Germany, in full period ... more
  • Paradox, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
    Fri 2 Feb 2018 8:00PM / Punk
    Born in the Aotearoa Hardcore scene and having performed extensively throughout the country, Lookin Up has earned its reputation as a band of high energy and passion. With their debut album Reborn released in 2014, ... more
  • Ghost Light Theatre, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
    Sat 10 Feb 2018 8:00PM / Cabaret, Burlesque
    Get ready to groan! Wits have been sharpened, wea-puns will be wielded, funny bones may well be broken. Will our competitors pun-ble under the pressure?! After a sold-out and truly cringe-worthy shows in both ... more
  • Paradox, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
    Sat 10 Feb 2018 7:30PM / Cabaret, Burlesque
    Roll Up Roll Up... The Death Do Us Part Danger Show: Love Hurts is a new show put together by world touring circus superstars Charlie and Rachel Atlas. This married couple share a passion for a very unusual and exotic ... more
  • The Boathouse, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
    Wed 14 Feb 2018 7:30PM / Alternative, Indie
    Valentine's Day special - Come early to The Boathouse for a free wine tasting with Siegfried Winery before the concert, from 5:30 - 6:30 pm. Described as “One of the most promising young bands to come out of Ireland ... more
  • Old St John's, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
    Sun 18 Feb 2018 3:30PM / Classical Music
    Experience chamber music, up-close and at its very finest... Each year, the Adam Summer School returns to Nelson to thrill audiences, with two spectacular Finale Concerts showcasing New Zealand's top young string and ... more
  • Fairfield House, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
    Sun 11 Feb 2018 8:00PM / Folk
    “Esther flits about freely and bravely between forms, and wherever this takes her, I hang on her every note because she has a sensual musicality that is rare.” - Adrian Mcnally of The Unthanks “Esther Swift is a ... more
  • The Playhouse, Waimea, Nelson / Tasman
    Sat 27 Jan 2018 7:30PM / Singer-Songwriter
    In a rare appearance the Souwesters come together at the Playhouse on Sat January 27th .. Liam Ryan of Kiwi band The NARCs, Award-winning solo artists Aly Cook and Dean Hetherington of the legendary Coalrangers team up ... more
  • The Playhouse, Waimea, Nelson / Tasman
    Sun 11 Feb 2018 6:00PM / Variety Concerts
    Frock is a celebration of local women artists who are joining for the first time for a musical evening of fancy frocks, fitting frivolity and formidable talent. Entertainment by fabulous front-women and their bands ... more
  • Motueka Memorial Hall, Motueka, Nelson / Tasman
    Sun 28 Jan 2018 6:30PM / World
    United Vibrations presents Rising Appalachia in their 1st (and only) performance in Aotearoa New Zealand!! Supported by Matiu Te Huki & My Golden Soul, this gathering promises to bring the good vibes with plenty of aural ... more
  • Riverside Community Cultural Centre, Motueka, Nelson / Tasman
    Wed 31 Jan 2018 11:00AM / Theatre
    Delightful puppetry, comedy, masks and magic - Birdlife Productions are back this summer with an enchanting new puppet show for all the family! A little Moon Maiden falls out of her cradle all the way down to Earth, ... more
  • Wangapeka Study and Retreat Centre, Nelson Lakes, Nelson / Tasman
    Sat 20 Jan 2018 5:00PM / Mind & Body
    This residential course teaching Alexander Technique, applied to Yoga is taking place at the Wangapeka Study & Retreat Centre, near Nelson, New Zealand. Nestled in the foothills of the Southern Alps it overlooks the ... more
  • Brancott Estate Cellar Door & Restaurant, Blenheim, Marlborough
    Fri 9 Feb 2018 6:30PM / Food, Gourmet, Wine
    Four-course dinner matched with cellar-door-exclusive wines. Hosted by Chief Winemaker Patrick Materman. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to be hosted by Brancott Estate Chief Winemaker, Patrick Materman at the ... more
  • Golden Bay Community Centre, Golden Bay, Nelson / Tasman
    Tue 16 Jan 2018 7:00PM / Mind & Body
    HU is a sacred sound, a love song to God that can uplift people of any religion, culture, or walk of life. HU offers balance, wisdom, and wonder. It brings alignment with your true purpose and highest good. At a Sound ... more
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