Nelson - the sunshine capital of New Zealand
Nelson is known for its great weather, proximity to all kinds of outdoor activities, laid-back vibes, and craft beer scene. You'd be silly not to visit!
The centre of town is a delightful place to go for a stroll, and the well-known Nelson Saturday Market is a must-do, located just behind YHA Nelson. The region is full of great orchards, vineyards and hops so we recommend sampling some of the local produce.
Wander up to the Centre of New Zealand lookout monument, or grab your bike to make the most of the excellent mountain biking trails in the area.
at a glance
Best known for
having NZ's most sunshine hours
Did you know
the One Ring was crafted in Nelson!
Don't leave without
visiting a local winery
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