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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)
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  • Nelson Baptist Church, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
    Sat 18 Aug 2018 9:30AM / Public Talks & Tours
    A Baby's Cues - Learn to Read and Respond Knowingly This extensive workshop provides an opportunity for parents to deepen their understanding of what a baby is truly communicating and how to respond knowingly with ... more
  • Ghost Light Theatre, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
    Fri 17 Aug 2018 7:00PM / Comedy
    The hilarious story of Featherston's former #1 male model! Brought up in small town New Zealand with 18 brothers and sisters (only four of whom survived being cut off his back), life was tough for Fred. He had to work ... more
  • The Nelson Provincial Museum, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
    Fri 17 Aug 2018 10:00AM / Photography
    An entertaining and interactive exhibition that highlights quirky and unexpected images from the Museum’s internationally recognised photo collection. Showcasing many previously unseen portraits of people, their pets, ... more
  • Nelson Baptist Church, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
    Fri 17 Aug 2018 9:30AM / Education
    Inspire Kindness - Develop Caring Relationships This practical, invigorating workshop offers early childhood educators some tools to inspire and practice kindness within their ECE environment and beyond. BabyCues ... more
  • Nelson Baptist Church, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
    Fri 17 Aug 2018 2:00PM / Education
    Minders of Mindfulness - Tools for Peaceful Minds Mindfulness is innate and exquisitely abundant at birth, and I believe it is up to us to teach the next generation how to keep their innate skill of being mindful ... more
  • Nelson Baptist Church, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
    Sat 18 Aug 2018 2:00PM / Public Talks & Tours
    Simplify Solids - Plain and Slow Equals Gain and Grow When we introduce and feed solids in a way that respectfully works alongside the child’s basic digestive biology we foster a relaxed disposition and support ... more
  • Ghost Light Theatre, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
    Sat 25 Aug 2018 8:00PM / Comedy
    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 sold-out and truly cringe-worthy shows all over NZ, Pun ... more
  • The Playhouse, Waimea, Nelson / Tasman
    Fri 17 Aug 2018 7:30PM / Cabaret, Burlesque
    Poisoned apples. Glass slippers. Who needs ’em?! Not Snow White and her posse of disenchanted princesses in the hilarious hit musical that is anything but Grimm. Forget the princesses you think you know. When these ... more
  • Rutherford Hotel, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
    Sun 3 Jun 2018 10:30AM / Food, Gourmet, Wine
    Can you think of anywhere better for a superb Sunday Brunch, than Oceano Panorama Restaurant at Rutherford Hotel Nelson - A Heritage Hotel. Treat yourself and the family to somewhere special – with a special Sunday ... more
  • The Trafalgar Centre, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
    Fri 31 Aug 2018 10:00AM / Contemporary Art
    A three day art event where eminent and emerging artists from Nelson/Tasman and around the country gather at the Trafalgar Centre to sell their masterpieces. This is a unique opportunity for art lovers to choose ... more
  • Ghost Light Theatre, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
    Sat 15 Sep 2018 11:00AM / Theatre
    Masks and Puppetry and breath-taking original music by Wellington composer David Sanders - a hero’s journey with a difference and a story told with absolutely no spoken word. This newly updated show (originally called ... more
  • Playhouse Cafe & Theatre, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
    Sat 15 Sep 2018 6:00PM / Dance
    Get ready for the competition of the year 'Pole Stars NZ'. Brought to you by Dynamite Pole Dance and Fitness Academy located in the heart of Nelson. Pole Stars NZ is bringing you a spectacular & amazing new ... more
  • Motueka Memorial Hall, Motueka, Nelson / Tasman
    Thu 23 Aug 2018 7:00PM / Musicals
    Back to the 80's is the classic love triangle, cool kids, cheerleaders, nerds and dorks all set in their final year of high school. This musical hits most people with instant nostalgia and more importantly we have high ... more
  • RNZAF Woodbourne, Blenheim, Marlborough
    Sun 19 Aug 2018 10:00AM / Fun Runs & Walks
    9:00am Half Marathon walk & Hybrid 10:00am Half Marathon run 10:15am 5 & 10km run or walk Registration will be open on the day from 7:30am. Registration will close 15 minutes before your event starts. Further ... more
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