Here are some great places we recommend during your stay, many within close proximity to our Motel in central Nelson:

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.

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.