Nelson offers a mild sunny climate year round and magnificent landscape from alpine lakes, and raging rivers, to wide sandy coastlines provide a backdrop for leisurely adventure from kayaking to walking to skiing, to enjoying one of the region’s many beaches.Three National Parks are surrounded by fertile countryside providing fresh produce: berries, olives, apples and pears. Grapes and hops also thrive and are handcrafted into fine wines and thirst-quenching brews, and the surrounding bays provide the ocean’s bounty. Pick your path through rolling hills and coastal landscapes visiting gourmet food producers, boutique wineries and breweries, and the studios of an extraordinary artistic community that thrives here. Vibrant coastal towns are full of bustling cafes, charming boutiques and funky art galleries, waiting to be leisurely explored.
Nelson has a variety of accommodation to suit all travellers visiting the area.