Nelson, New Zealand

The city of Nelson is located at the top of New Zealand’s south island, almost at its geographical centre. Nelson is popular for its warm climate, golden sand beaches and wineries which surround the area. It is also known for its arts and crafts, offering a variety of galleries to visit and workshops with the numerous artists and craftspeople that live in the area.

Nelson is also home to the famous Abel Tasman National Park, offering spectacular scenery and a variety of outdoor pursuits including fishing, walking, rock climbing, white water rafting, sailing, horse trekking and seal swimming.

Things to see and do

* Nelson Saturday market
* Creative tourism workshop
* Miyazu Japanese Gardens
* Suter Art Gallery
* WOW museum

Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – NZ Dollar (NZ$)
Language – English & Maori
Land Area – 444 km²
Population – 50,000 approx
Electricity – 2 angled pins and 1 flat pin centred below Australian style
Time – GMT plus twelve hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 64

Port Location – The port of Nelson is located approximately 1km from the city centre of Nelson.

Transport Links – InterCity Coachlines offer daily services connecting Nelson to destinations throughout the South Island.

Nelson Airport is the 4th busiest in New Zealand. It is serviced by Air New Zealand . There are regular flights to and from Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and other provincial cities. Nelson is also served by Sounds Air who run flights around the north area of the south island and onto Wellington.

Frequent Cook Strait ferry services between Wellington and Picton with bus connections to Nelson.