The Sights and Sounds of the Nelson Region
Nelson is at the top of the South Island, New Zealand. It is one of the country's top holiday destinations and with over 2,500 hours of sunshine each year, it is the sunniest place in New Zealand. Diverse coastlines and bush combined with the colourful array of creative characters in the region make it a beautiful place to call home. The cool inviting waters of Tasman Bay are surrounded by golden sand and native bush, with snow covered mountains (in the winter) as a backdrop.
The wine industry in Nelson is tiny by international standards; however our success is often envied. Our efforts in Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir have shown that we are capable of producing some of the finest wines in the world, gaining international recognition.
As if the combination of the stunning environment and world class wines isn’t enough to make Nelson part of your holiday destinations, the local artists will surprise and inspire!
The following website links are just a taste of what our beautiful region has to offer.
Nelson Wineart - the Nelson wineries website, for winemakers who make a living doing what they love.
Nelson Tasman Tourism - tourist information for the Nelson region.
Bay Tours Nelson - Bay Tours Nelson provide friendly and informative tours of the Nelson region. Their professional and friendly staff have a vast local knowledge, ensuring you get the best out of your stay in Nelson.
Theatre Royal Nelson - Following 10 years of fundraising and five years of rebuilding The Theatre Royal re-opened in May 2010 offering the people of Nelson and the Tasman region a fully restored heritage auditorium alongside 21st century staging and front of house facilities.
Nelson School of Music - The Nelson School of Music was founded in 1894 and is the oldest independent music school in New Zealand. Every year the School contributes over 150 concerts to Nelson's thriving cultural scene!
Nelson Artists - Nelson Artist's is a virtual gallery of Nelson art and artists in the country's art capital - Nelson.
The World of WearableArt™ and Classic Cars Museum - an iconic ‘must see’ Nelson visitor attraction that celebrates two distinctly different passions. A world class collection of classic cars can be viewed alongside incredible wearable works of art from all around the globe.
NZ Wine - the official website for the New Zealand Wine and Grape Industry.
It's On Nelson - your complete guide to events in Nelson.
Nelson Accommodation Guide - Nelson accommodation, tours and activities.
Sprig & Fern - The Sprig & Fern Brewery produces real craft beers in Nelson and now have five Sprig & Fern Taverns located around the region.
Great Taste Trail - A family-friendly cycle trail that leads you through some of the treasures of Tasman as you follow the shore of the Bay.
Craft Brewing Capital – Not only does Nelson do some of the best wines, our beers are something to remember too!