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Nelson - Sunshine capital of New Zealand

Nelson is known for its great weather, proximity to all kinds of outdoor activities, laid-back vibes, and craft beer scene. You'd be silly not to visit!

The centre of town is a delightful place to go for a stroll, and the well-known Farmers Market is a Saturday morning must-do, located just behind YHA Nelson. The region is full of great orchards and vineyards so we recommend sampling some of the local produce.

Wander up to the Centre of New Zealand monument, or grab your bike to make the most of the excellent mountain biking trails in the area.

at a glance

Best known for

having NZ's most sunshine hours

Did you know:

The One Ring was crafted in Nelson!

Don't leave without

visiting a local winery

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events

Mitch James - Bright Blue Skies Tour
Mitch James - Bright Blue Skies Tour

When: Jun 28, 07:00 PM to 11:59 PM
Where: 78 Rutherford St, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Venue: Theatre Royal Nelson, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman

The Nelson Market
The Nelson Market

When: Feb 10 to Jun 8, 08:00 AM to 01:00 PM
Where: 1 Montgomery Square, nelson, new zealand, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Venue: Montgomery Square, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman

Marbled Eggs Workshop - Easter Activity
Marbled Eggs Workshop - Easter Activity

When: Apr 16 to Apr 22, 03:00 PM to 04:30 PM
Where: Cnr Hardy & Trafalgar Sts, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Venue: The Nelson Provincial Museum, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman

Spooners Tunnel Fun Run & Walk
Spooners Tunnel Fun Run & Walk

When: Apr 25, 01:30 PM to 04:30 PM
Where: 802 State Highway 6, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Venue: Belgrove Tavern, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman

Yoga On the Beach
Yoga On the Beach

When: Jan 27 to Apr 28, 08:00 AM to 09:15 AM
Where: Beach Rd, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Venue: Tahunanui Beach, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman

Pop-up Globe NZ Tour
Pop-up Globe NZ Tour

When: Jul 5 to Jul 7, 07:30 PM to 09:00 PM
Where: 78 Rutherford St, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Venue: Theatre Royal Nelson, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman

Fighting With My Family - Movie
Fighting With My Family - Movie

When: Mar 21 to Apr 21, 09:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Where: 91 Trafalgar St, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Venue: State Cinema, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman

Nelson Farmers Market
Nelson Farmers Market

When: Mar 6 to Feb 26, 08:30 AM to 01:30 PM
Where: 105 Bridge Street, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Venue: Kirby Lane, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman

Screenprinting Workshops for Families (7 Years Plus)
Screenprinting Workshops for Families (7 Years Plus)

When: Apr 23 to Apr 25, 03:00 PM to 04:30 PM
Where: Cnr Hardy & Trafalgar Sts, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Venue: The Nelson Provincial Museum, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman

The Nelson Male Voice Choir - ANZAC Concert
The Nelson Male Voice Choir - ANZAC Concert

When: Apr 25, 02:00 PM to 04:00 PM
Where: Trafalgar Square, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Venue: Nelson Christ Church Cathedral, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman

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