Nelson - the 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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Studebaker Car Nationals Display. CANCELLED: CANCELLED
When: Apr 11, 10:00 AM to 02:30 PM
Where: 87 Atawhai Dr, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Venue: Founders Heritage Park, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Everyday Sourdough with Nicola Galloway
When: May 19, 06:30 PM to 08:45 PM
Where: 121 Collingwood St, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Venue: Broccoli Row Cafe, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
The Jac "A Gathering" Album Release (Nelson)
When: May 24, 07:00 PM to 09:00 PM
Where: 48 Van Diemen St, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Venue: Fairfield House, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Twin Hearts Meditation
When: Mar 11 to Apr 1, 06:45 PM to 08:00 PM
Where: 81 Achilles Ave, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Venue: Community Art Works, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Hatha Yoga In the Heart of Richmond
When: Feb 26 to Apr 1, 05:45 PM to 07:00 PM
Where: 27 Dorset Street, Richmond, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Venue: Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Atawhai Playcentre Market Day: CANCELLED
When: Apr 5, 10:00 AM to 01:00 PM
Where: 655 Atawhai Crescent, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Venue: Atawhai Playcentre, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Derailing New Zealand’s Transition to A Low Carbon Economy: POSTPONED
When: Apr 8, 07:00 PM to 08:00 PM
Where: 235 Haven Rd, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Venue: The Earth Hub, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Th' Dudes - Th' Bliss Tour: POSTPONED
When: Apr 12, 08:00 PM to 11:59 PM
Where: Paru Paru Rd, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Venue: The Trafalgar Centre, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
The Wairau Affray: POSTPONED
When: Apr 15 to Apr 19, 07:00 PM to 08:15 PM
Where: 208 Bridge St, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Venue: The Suter Theatre, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
YHA Nelson is a comfortable, central backpacker hostel next to the popular Nelson Markets. Enjoy our garden, BBQ area, and well-equipped communal areas.
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YHA Golden Bay is found in the small town of Takaka where a vibrant and bare-foot culture awaits you. This backpacker hostel is ideally located just off the main road, close to the heart of the town.
A family-owned backpacker hostel, YHA Picton The Villa has everything on its doorstep; diving, kayaking, walks, or of course, a ferry ride to the North Island.