Nelson City Guide
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Nelson is recognised as one of the finest regions in New
Zealand, enjoying more sunshine than any other province
in New Zealand. The city is very attractive, flanked by
the sea, golden beaches and hills. The mild climate of the
region also suits horticulture and it is one of the country's
largest producers of apples and pears.
To boost its attraction for tourism, Nelson has arranged
fanciful events between the year of (2000 - 2001), these
are Southern Traverse, Montana New Zealand, Wearable Art
Awards and Montana NZ Wearable Art Awards where you could
enjoy your moment involving in these bright events.
For the more serious hikers, the Abel Tasman National Park
and the Nelson Lakes National Park testify to the grandeur
and beauty of the Nelson region. Day cruises and short easy
walks are also available in the Abel Tasman National Park.
The calm warm water of the area provides safe swimming and
sea kayaking that meet your expectation.
As well, there is a wide range of quality restaurants that
offer you a variety of great food including the local and
international taste in Nelson city, which are well recommended.
To indulge yourself in beach activities and cool your day
with the sea breeze, within the sheltering confines of Tasman
Bay, Nelson's beaches are safe, with silvery sand. Tahunanui
Beach, within the city boundaries has the largest and best-equipped
holiday park in the country.
Or, you may prefer some water games, a range of adventure
experiences is available in Golden Bay including sea kayaking,
whitewater rafting on the Buller River and tandem skydiving.
Getting There and Moving Around
Nelson city airport is the 4th busiest airport in New Zealand
with regular flights in and out serviced by two main companies.
These are Air New Zealand Link and Ansett New Zealand Regional.
This city is also well served by ferry but passengers have
to take buses or taxis to the port in order to board the
ferry. The ferry service is provided by Tranz Rail Interislander
and Lynx Ferry Services.
There are coach services operating to and from Nelson and
other cities such as Christchurch, Picton/Blenheim, Westport
and on the West Coast.
The availability of various transport mode in Nelson is
a convenience of the visitors to move around the captivating