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Nelson Farmers' Market every wednesday
local tourist attractions

Discover Nelson

Eat Out

Eat Out

Nelson enjoys an abundance of amazing food options, and nearly all of them are within easy walking distance. Ask us for our latest picks.

Drink wine

Drink Wine

Marlborough is not the only wine region this end of the island. Visit award winning local wineries by car or take it easy and book an all inclusive regional wine tasting tour.

Local Galleries

Discover Local Galleries

Many of Nelson's unique art galleries are hidden in nooks and crannies throughout the city. We can point you to some of our personal favourites.

Saturday Market

Forage at the Saturday Market

Nelson's large Saturday Market has arts and crafts, artisanal foods, fresh produce, food trucks, live music and more... something for everyone.

World of Wearable Art & Classic Car Museum

Be WOWed

The World of Wearable Arts and Classic Car Museum features the most daring and whimsical wardrobes imaginable. And the cars... so many noteworthy classics, then go through the back door to find many, many more.

Suter Art Gallery

Browse the Suter Art Gallery

Nelson's renowned Suter Gallery offers a large and ever-changing array of artworks. The gift shop is top notch, and the café offerings are delicious.

Queen's Garden

Wander the Queen's Garden

There's magic here among the gardens, ponds, bridges and majestic trees... a sublime Victorian Wonderland. This may be Nelson's best place for a picnic.

Provincial Museum

Peruse the Provincial Museum

Learn all about the region, its history and much more in Nelson's excellent Museum. The excellent rotating exhibits should not be missed.

Founders Heritage Park

Experience Founders Heritage Park

Submerse yourself in a replica village from Nelson's historic town centre, complete with open shops and a working windmill. Then explore the grounded aeroplane out back.

Walk to the Centre of New Zealand

Ascend to the Centre of New Zealand

Earn your place in the centre of it all, then relax and enjoy the phenomenal view over Nelson City, Tasman Bay, and the Maitai River valley.

Maitai River Walkway

Follow the Maitai River Walkway

There is no better place to stretch your legs (or walk off that amazing but overindulgent meal). This scenic river path runs right through the town centre and continues for over ten kilometres, deep into the beautiful Maitai River Valley.

Mountain biking

Explore by Mountain biking

Pump up those tyres (or rent from one of the local outfittters), then get on your bike and RIDE. Access hundreds of kilometres of premier single track right from town, no vehicle required.

Great Taste Trail

Cruise the Great Taste Trail

Mountain biking not your thing? Take it easy on one of New Zealand's most accessible and scenic Great Rides. Ask us about options and discounts on self-guided tours, bike pickup and ferry service from a pick-up point in Mapua, even E-bike rentals.