Top Tourist Places To Visit in Nelson

  • Nelson
  • New Zealand
  • Country New Zealand.
  • Area

    444 kms.

  • Currency New Zealand Dollar(NZ$).
  • Geographic Coordination 41°17'S 173°17'E.
  • Population 58,700.

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Nelson Overview

Discover a paradise called Nelson is an irresistible blend of lifestyle and stunning landscape and one of the most visited places in New Zealand. The place is beautifully laid out under a generous sun that delivers New Zealand's highest sunshine hours. Discover the diverse landscapes in each of these areas.

Climate and Geography

Many people believe Nelson has the best climate in New Zealand, as it regularly tops the national statistics for sunshine hours, with an annual average total of over 2400 hours.

Suitable Visiting Seasons ( months) : Summer.

Transportation in Nelson

Transportation in Nelson will not be a problem as Nelson is well-connected with a wide network of roads with other important cities of New Zealand. You will take the ferry services from Picton and Wellington and you will reach Nelson within 3 hours. Transportation in Nelson will be effortless if you take the sea route. If you are traveling from North Island then you can avail of the ferry services.


    ♣ Arts and Music
Nelson has a vibrant local music and arts scene and is known nationwide for its culturally idiosyncratic craftsmen and women. These include Potters, Glass Blowers (Fibre Spectrum Handweavers & Fibre Artists' Studio and dozens of Wood carvers using native New Zealand Southern beech and exotic macrocarpa.
    ♣ Festivals
The Taste Nelson festival at Founders Park highlights this region's fare, the Festival of Opportunities features alternative health and lifestyle possibilities, and while the Suter International Film Festival screens 20 non-Hollywood films in late May to June every year and it attracts a lot of tourists. The annual kite flying festival also attracts the attention of the tourists as well as the nationals for this extravagant event.
    ♣ Parks and Zoo
Nelson has a large number and variety of public parks and reserves. Natureland Zoological Park is a small zoological facility close to Tahunanui Beach. The facility was popular with children, where they could closely approach wallabies, monkeys, meerkats, llamas and alpacas, Kune Kune pigs, otters, and peacocks. There are also turtles, tropical fish and a walk through aviary. Although the zoo nearly closed in 2008, the Orana Wildlife Trust took over its running instead.
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