Known for its picturesque beauty with towering mountains and green valleys, it is no wonder why New Zealand is one of the top tourist sites in the world. Nelson is a bustling city that has been a gathering place for years, especially after a royal charter claimed it as a city in 1858. Rent a campervan and be sure to walk along the streets of the oldest city on the South Island, Nelson. To help you start your adventure, here are a list of 4 activities you can do that are not only unforgettable, but budget-friendly.
The city of Nelson is known for their art galleries, which exhibit an eclectic collection. A more popular art gallery called Wall To Wall is owned and run by 12 local artists. From paintings and photos for your wall to art cards, they have it all. The passion for the arts does not stop there. There are professional sculptors, glass blowers and jewellers all selling their wares all throughout Nelson, Tasman. Stop by Wall to Wall or any other of Nelson’s galleries to buy a one of a kind masterpiece.
It is hard to beat taking a walk in the fresh air on a guided tour throughout Nelson. This hour and a half long walking tour will help you learn more about Nelson and its history than if you were sightseeing independently. The tour guide, a native to Nelson, will tell you about interesting facts, history and the town’s architectural styles. Some of the sights you will see are a cathedral, Jens Hansen Gold and Silversmith, the Queen’s Gardens and the Suter Gallery.
Tasman’s Taste Trail
Whether you are an avid biker or not, going on Tasman’s Great Taste Trail is a great opportunity to get your workout in while on vacation. The best part of it is that you can enjoy the stunning views New Zealand has to offer and get a taste for the culture. Not only will the views take your breath away, there are also fun places to visit along the trail. Destinations such as vineyards, breweries, orchards and local shops will make for an adventurous day.
Abel Tasman National Park
Take in golden beaches and granite cliffs at this renowned national park. It is one of the most iconic destinations in Nelson, New Zealand. It is accessed through walking, driving or kayaking for those adventurous tourists. If you are lucky, you will spot a seal or dolphin swimming through the water.
The city of Nelson has plenty to see and do. Rent a campervan and explore the best of Nelson. Follow our guide to get your journey started.