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Some of the great places Palazzo recommends during your stay, many within close proximity to our Motel in central Nelson city:

Food, Dining and Entertainment:

Palazzo recommends the following eating establishments in and around Nelson City. All offer a great experience of what makes our Nelson food culture special and unique.

Hopgoods Restaurant – top of Trafalgar Street
Harrys – Great food and beer options
Fords – first class dining for intimate and business occassions alike
Boat Shed – Famous waterfront, award winning dining

Attractions in the City:

These attractions are close by our Motel and offer a good option for a day walk. The Nelson Museum offers snippets into the history of Nelson and our regions past. Entertaining for kids and adults alike. Trafalgar Park and Centre are world class entertainment venues for sports and more. In season you may even catch a game of National League basketball at the Trafalgar Centre complex. Be sure to checkout the Saturday Market for refreshing local art, crafts, produce, food, clothing and an eclectic mix of local and visiting people – highlights of the market include wonderful whitebait (a NZ delicacy), stunning local art and sculptures, jewellery, designer local made clothing and gifts.

Nelson Public Library – local library in town
Trafalgar Centre – sports and entertainment venue
Trafalgar Park – Historical Nelson sports arena in town
Nelson Museum – a great way to learn about our region and pioneers
Nelson Saturday Market – a must do! Famous nationwide for good reason.

The wider region – Activities & Services:

The Nelson region has much to offer for those keen to explore – we suggest the Abel Tasman National Park is high on your list. A rental car is a great way to get out and about in Nelson, our roads offer great vistas as you drive and are generally quite traffic free. Nelson also offers amazing trout and fly fishing on both lake and river.

Tony Entwistle– Fly Fishing
Abel Tasman Skydive – High flying fun!
Wilsons Abel Tasman – experience the beautiful Abel Tasman National Park with the experts
Pegasus Car Rentals Nelson – rent a car for your holiday in Nelson
Art Expo Nelson – South Islands Premier Art Expo