Nelson is an entertaining city in many ways. From the city centre it is an easy walk to the geographical centre of New Zealand, where you can enjoy stunning views of the city, port, Tasman Bay and surrounding mountains.
For weekend visitors, Nelson's Saturday market offers a great range of prepared and raw foods, flowers, clothing, art and atmosphere. There’s almost something in the water that encourages people to express themselves creatively through their own unique artisan products such as glass, metal, stone, wood, clay, sand, paper, ink, paint and fabric.
There are wineries scattered around the Moutere Hills and the Waimea Plains. In the city, you’ll find a wonderful selection of restaurants – some with amazing views of Tasman Bay. You could try one of the many cycling trails including Tasman's Great Taste Trail and The Dun Mountain, or go on a horse trek, sailing charter, or to one of the many beaches.