Nelson is not only celebrated as the geographical centre of New Zealand, but also as a region for sunshine, beaches, mountains, forests and lakes. Nelson offers tourists from all over the world and every segment all the amenities and services that one would desire on vacation. The locals are welcoming and friendly in this fishing port. Nelson is also New Zealand’s gateway to the forestry and horticulture industry and the place to be for a fine ‘food and wine’ experience.
The traditional “Kiwi” hospitality has made Nelson a popular choice of travel agents and tourists all year round. The many sites that are a must see in Nelson include Golden Bay and the Abel Tasman National Park which is truly spectacular. The many activities one can indulge in include lazing on the beautiful coastline or strolling along the sun kissed pristine beaches, exploring guided walks or going sea kayaking and on a cruise. Nelson is the place to be to meet the penguins, seals and dolphins up close and personal! The semi tropical appearance is doubled by the unique flora and fauna.
Nelson also flaunts the Waikoropupu Springs and the Harwoods Hole and a number of limestone caves. The many hotels and restaurants take care of all lodging and dining options and the shopping arcades and districts take care of all regular vacation indulgence. You can be a part of nature’s splendor by bird watching over 100 species of birds that visit this area each year, water adventure – kayaking, rafting and boating and even go skiing and ice skating.