Nelson and Tasman Bay are sheltered by the surrounding mountains which makes Nelson very often the sunshine capital of NZ. This mild climate is perfect for vineyards, orchards, vegetables and livestock. Coupled with the fresh local seafood, makes dining out in one of Nelson’s many restaurants, a culinary experience.
For those who enjoy the great outdoors Nelson offers glorious golden beaches, snow-capped mountains, tranquil lakes and breath-taking native forests. All of which can be enjoyed throughout Nelson’s three national parks, Able Tasman, Nelson Lakes and Kahurangi. Bushwalking, kayaking and camping are extremely popular activities.
Internationally renowned for its arts and crafts, Nelson has many galleries, workshops and public events that showcase this creative culture. Craft breweries and wineries of all sizes now stretch from Founders Heritage Park to Onekaka in Golden Bay.