A paradise for outdoor adventure enthusiasts, Nelson is blessed with breathtaking wooded hills, rocky headlands, and golden beaches. Boulder Bank, a dramatic eight-mile long natural rocky formation out at Nelson Haven, adds to the waterscape, and also has a lighthouse! Home to a vibrant creative community, the city is punctuated with a host of quirky landmarks. Visit the renowned World of Wearable Art & Classic Cars Museum that displays avant garde pieces and exotic automobiles under the same roof. Being one among New Zealand’s oldest settlements, Nelson’s Founders’ Heritage Park gives visitors an insight into the early European settlers in the region. Hike to the geographical center of New Zealand, which affords panoramic views over this coastal city surrounded by the Tasman Mountains and overlooking the serene Tasman Bay.
Balmoral Motel in Nelson is where you want to be for easy access to all Tahunanui attractions. Located at a five minutes drive from the Nelson airport, this international style motel is a pleasant walk from the scenic Tahunaimui beach as well as the most exciting cafes, restaurants and stores in town.
Cambria House, located on a quiet street, is barely a few minutes’ walk away from the heart of Nelson City. This comfortable bed and breakfast is a restored Victorian villa harking back to the colonial era.
Shelbourne Villa, located in a quiet and tranquil neighborhood, stands within close proximity to downtown Nelson. This boutique bed & breakfast property is built on a slight elevation, overlooking the city center and the Tasman Bay spread out below.
Split Apple Retreat is a luxury accommodation adjacent to Abel Tasman National Park and an hour’s drive away from Nelson Airport. Settle into one of the Japanese-style suites that feature American cherry wood panelling and wooden floors and amenities such as WiFi and a Japanese granite bath.