Are you ready to explore paradise? Well, Nelson is home to some of New Zealand’s most incredible treasures. It is the second-oldest established city on the South Island of New Zealand, facing the Tasman Bay. Nelson offers a rich variety of arts and crafts, art galleries and opportunities for adventure. Spend your days caving, boating, and climbing. Campervan hire in Nelson will help you uncover the treasures. Read our tips on what there is to do in Nelson.
This beautiful park is rich in culture and history. Here, you can immerse yourself and be swept back to the region’s roots with displays of vintage bikes, planes, and fire brigades, all accessible by train. Enjoy the tales of the local people and the signature architecture of the area. You will find a new appreciation of Nelson’s European and Maori influences too.
Christ Church Cathedral
Piki Mai hill is where you will find this towering cathedral. Piki Mai is a Maori term meaning “come up hither’, welcoming all those upon the hill. This original cathedral was established in 1842 and still serves as the main church that serves the Diocese of Nelson. If you are looking for a unique experience and slice of history, then this is your next destination.
Abel Tasman National Park Coast Track
The Abel Tasman National Park is what Nelson is most famous for. It attracts both tourists and locals year-round, offering mesmerising views of the coast and walks that include sights of the signature turquoise seas. The trail can take around three to five days to fully enjoy. So, be prepared to settle in and relax during your stay.
The World of Wearable Art and Classic Cars Museum
Feast your eyes on outstanding works of usable and wearable art. Flamboyant masks and eye-catching costumes delight the senses. The combination of these masterful works of art and a collection of unique, classic cars is nothing less than genius. Savour this one-of-a-kind display of joyful creativity.
Craft Beer Depot
Nelson has been referred to as the “Beer Capital of New Zealand.” The Craft Beer Depot is a specialty beer garden, and is a venue for special events, as well as offers information about all aspects of the beer industry. Here you can improve your knowledge on the brewing process, breweries, distilleries, malt and hops. Sip on a brew or two and enjoy the art of beer making.
Gardens of the World
If you are ready to see something beautiful, the Gardens of the World is the place to be! Here you can find a collection of distinctive, unusual plants arranged in six different zones. Each zone offers a different continent and gardening style. But remember to pack your walking shoes, because these six acres are bordered on the shores of a sparkling lake. You will also see plenty of Pohutukawa trees, New Zealand’s fabulous Christmas tree.
Come enjoy Nelson, the beer capital of New Zealand, boasting of regional arts and crafts and brimming with a blend of Maori and European cultures. The inviting weather allows you to experience the inviting mix of forests, gardens, and beaches. See why Nelson is known as the city that always smiles.