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Nelson

Nelson is a beautiful city with a superb climate and so much to see and do close at hand – and Palazzo is a two-minute stroll to many of Nelson’s famous City attractions, restaurants and cafes.

Browse and experience Nelson’s unique and individual shops – from the local arts and hand-crafted jewellery, exclusive fashion shops, plus much more.

Nelson is centrally located with lots to see and do:

Nelson Area

  • Wine & Craft Brewery tours
  • Nelson Cathedral & gardens
  • The ‘Centre of New Zealand’ walk
  • South Street (NZ’s oldest preserved heritage street)
  • Saturday Market
  • Hoglund Art Glass Centre
  • Happy Valley Adventures (4-wheel drives plus ‘Skywire’)
  • The Suter Art Museum
  • Founders Park
  • Stonehurst Farm Horse Treks
  • Wearable Art and Classic Car Museum
  • Tahunanui Beach
  • Rabbit Island recreation area

Mapua Wharf

  • Seafood & waterfront Restaurants
  • Marine attractions
  • Fishing
  • Jet boat rides
  • Art galleries

Abel Tasman National Park

  • Walks or sea kayaks or traditional Maori Waka
  • Diving, snorkelling and seal watching
  • Fishing, whitebaiting & shellfish gathering (in season)
  • Horse riding/beach trekking
  • Boating paradise
  • Excellent cafe’s at Kaiteriteri and Marahau
  • Arts & Crafts

Golden Bay

  • Unique Farewell Spit
  • The famous Pupu Springs (world’s clearest freshwater spring)
  • Glorious beaches
  • Lakes, estuary and rivers
  • Awaroa, Totaranui and Northern Abel Tasman access
  • Westhaven Inlet & marine reserve
  • Famous Arts & Crafts
  • Boutique pubs, restaurants and cafe’s
  • Historical gold mining & pioneer attractions
  • Gateway to the ‘Heaphy Track’

Nelson Lakes National Park

  • Rivers and lakes for fishing, boating, rafting and kayaking
  • The surrounding mountains offer bush walks, mountaineering, tramping
  • Quaint St Arnaud Alpine village
  • Rainbow Skiing area
  • Worldclass trout fishing rivers
  • Mount Robert Skiing area
  • Ice skating
  • Stunning alpine scenery areas
Some of our favourite images from around the Nelson district: