Nelson is a land of spectacular scenery, national parks, wonderful beaches and much more. Nelson has the highest sunshine hours in the South Island. So, spending a sunny holiday in Nelson is a great experience. Not only for the beaches, Nelson has much more to offer you for a memorable vacation. You can enjoy sailing, kayaking, hiking, biking, paragliding and many other adventures, or just relax under the sun and enjoy the stunning view of Tasman Bay with sip a wine made at the local vineyard.
Nelson region is located at the northern tip of the South Island of New Zealand. The city is only 6 hours drive from Christchurch. However, it is well connected by air with all the major cities of New Zealand as well.
National parks in Nelson
Three of the 14 major national parks in New Zealand are located in Nelson. These are Abel Tasman National Park, Kahurangi National Park and Nelson Lakes National Park. All of these are within 90 minutes drive from the City. Make the most of (? I know what you mean, just not sure how to say it!)) nature in these national parks.
You can easily spend 3 to 5 days in these national parks with plenty of activities like camping, hiking or sea kayaking. You will be surrounded by lush green forest. Walk the Heaphy Track or lie on stunning beaches in Abel Tasman.
Adventure in Nelson
Nelson is an adventurer’s paradise. Hiking or cycling through forested hills, plains, beaches and alpine valleys can be an awesome experience.. E magnificent vistas of the mountains and the sea on your trip.
If you are an extreme adventure lover then go for a paraglidee and with magnificent birds-eye views of forests and lakes to take your breath away.
Or, you can enjoy white water rafting, sailing, horseback riding, rock climbing, sky diving and many other adventurous activities to pump up your adrenaline.
And much more..
These are just a few highlights of the Nelson region. But you will be pampered with plenty of other attractions and activities throughout the region as well during your visit to Nelson. Ride Segways, visit the Nelson Market and the World of Wearable Arts Museum. Or view the crystal clear waters of Pupu Springs and visit Farewell Spit near Takaka. Walk the Heaphy Track!
Don’t hold back – explore and enjoy this warm, friendly scenic region.