In the north-west corner of the South Island, Nelson is the sunniest region of New Zealand. Known by the Maori as Te Tau Ihu o Te Waka a Maui – the tip of the nose of the canoe of Maui – Nelson is a truly beautiful region that should not be missed by the visitor who loves nature, adventure, art, crafts, wineries and good food.
- Discover Nelson’s wonderful art scene
- Take a day trip into the beautiful Abel Tasman National Park
- Cycle Tasman’s Great Taste Trail
- Taste craft beers in NZ’s craft brewing capital
Situated close to several national parks, including the Abel Tasman, Nelson Lakes and Kahurangi, the region offers great hiking trails, beaches and rivers for kayaking and swimming.