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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

John Butler Trio, Fly My Pretties, L.A.B. & TrinityRoots
John Butler Trio, Fly My Pretties, L.A.B. & TrinityRoots

When: Mar 2, 02:00 PM to 10:30 PM
Where: Paru Paru Rd, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Venue: The Trafalgar Centre, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman

The Hollies
The Hollies

When: Feb 27, 07:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Where: Paru Paru Rd, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Venue: The Trafalgar Centre, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman

MarchFest 2019
MarchFest 2019

When: Mar 9, 12:00 PM to 09:30 PM
Where: 87 Atawhai Dr, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Venue: Founders Heritage Park, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman

Bryan Adams - Shine A Light Tour
Bryan Adams - Shine A Light Tour

When: Mar 16, 03:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Where: Trafalgar St, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Venue: Trafalgar Park, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman

Pic's Peanut Butter World - Grand Opening!
Pic's Peanut Butter World - Grand Opening!

When: Feb 23, 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Where: 18 Elms St, Stoke, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Venue: Pic's Peanut Butter, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman

The Developing Brain - Nelson
The Developing Brain - Nelson

When: Apr 10, 07:30 PM to 09:00 PM
Where: 67 Waimea Rd, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Venue: Nelson College, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman

Hutt City Kindergartens Family Colour Walk and Fun Day
Hutt City Kindergartens Family Colour Walk and Fun Day

When: Mar 24, 01:00 PM to 04:00 PM
Where: Trafalgar St, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Venue: Trafalgar Park, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman

Angus and Julia Stone, Jack River and Bic Runga
Angus and Julia Stone, Jack River and Bic Runga

When: Mar 29, 06:00 PM to 10:30 PM
Where: Paru Paru Rd, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Venue: The Trafalgar Centre, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman

How to Change your Challenge to Cheese
How to Change your Challenge to Cheese

When: Feb 18, 06:00 PM to 09:00 PM
Where: 48 Van Diemen St, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Venue: Fairfield House, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman

Yoga On the Beach
Yoga On the Beach

When: Nov 3 to Apr 7, 08:00 AM to 09:10 AM
Where: Beach Rd, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Venue: Tahunanui Beach, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman

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