Nelson is located at the top of New Zealand’s South Island
. It is one of the country's top holiday destinations with three national parks, fabulous golden sand beaches, alpine lakes, and surrounded on three sides by mountains, its beauty is hard to beat. Combine this with over 2,400 hours of sunshine every year, the diverse coastlines and native bush, the colourful array of creative characters in the region, and this adds up to a beautiful place to call home. The wine industry in Nelson
is tiny by international standards, however Nelson’s success is often envied. Winemaker’s efforts with Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir have shown that the region is 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 wasn’t enough to make Nelson part of your holiday destination, the local artists will surprise and inspire! The following website links are just a taste of what our beautiful region has to offer...
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.
Craft Brewing Capital – not only does Nelson do some of the best wines, its beers are something to savour too!
Great Christmas Market - Buying handmade and NZ made has never been better... shop in style with stalls from over 90 of the regions finest boutique makers. You'll find unique, handmade gifts for all of your loved ones this Christmas.
Great Taste Trail is a family-friendly cycle trail that leads you through some of the treasure of the Nelson and Tasman region (click here to watch a short clip). Meander and enjoy the splendour of our beautiful region on this mostly off-road trail. Stop at one of the many wineries, cafes, restaurants, breweries, galleries and accommodation providers and enjoy the rich bounty of everything the district has to offer. Make a weekend of it, and purchase a ‘Cycle Trail Passport’ to add to the fun. Collect stamps from Great Taste Trail Official Partners along the way, and when you have 30 distinct stamps, redeem them for special offers – including discounts on wine, food, beer, accommodation and art.
It's On Nelson your complete guide to events in Nelson.
Nelson Artists is a virtual gallery of Nelson art and artists in the country's art capital - Nelson.
Nelson Art Expo - With over 400 artists in the region, this is a fabulous opportunity to enjoy (and purchase) amazing pieces to take home.
Nelson Accommodation Guide for accommodation, tours and activities.
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 Tasman Tourism
provides tourist information for the Nelson region.Nelson Tours & Travel
raising the bar to produce a fun, flexible, relaxed and personalised style tour.NZ Wine
is the official website for the New Zealand Wine and Grape Industry.Sprig & Fern Brewery
produces real craft beers in Nelson and now have seven Sprig & Fern Taverns located around the region. Theatre Royal Nelson
is a beautifully restored heritage auditorium. With 21st century staging and front of house facilities, this is the perfect venue to enjoy shows of all genres.The Suter Art Gallery
has a collection of local, national and international art. Highlights include New Zealand’s largest collection of watercolours by the 19th century landscape artist, John Gully (1819 – 1888), a representative collection of works by Sir Mountford Tosswill Wollaston KB (1919 – 1998) - one of the founders of modern art in New Zealand; and a significant collection of works by ceramic artists of national and local renown. The Suter Art Gallery is currently closed for renovations.The World of WearableArt™ and Classic Cars Museum
is 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. Wine Nelson
for winemakers who make a living doing what they love.