Best Things To Do in Nelson

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Top-Rated Tourist Attractions in Nelson, New Zealand

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  1. World Of Wearable Art And Classic Cars Museum

    #1 of 77 Things To Do in Nelson
    World Of Wearable Art And Classic Cars Museum

    Tags: Automobile Museum

    Address: Cadillac Way, Annesbrook 7011, New Zealand

    Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    You were not expecting to find something like this in this sleepy looking town. These two very distinct exhibits are nevertheless treated as a single entity. The first section (Wearable Art) showcases...Read more

  2. Harwoods Hole Walk

    #2 of 77 Things To Do in Nelson
    Harwoods Hole Walk

    Tags: Outdoors, Cave, Hiking Trail, Adventure

    Address: Takaka Hill, New Zealand

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    A little over an hour’s drive away from Nelson lies this spelunker’s delight. A long rugged walk once you’re off the highway leads you past stunning marble formations and old riverbe...Read more

  3. Christ Church Cathedral

    #3 of 77 Things To Do in Nelson
    Christ Church Cathedral

    Tags: Religious Site, Architecture , Cathedral

    Address: Church Hill, Nelson, New Zealand

    Timings: 08:00 am - 08:00 pm Details

    The Anglican Church looms over Nelson from the top of the hill in the middle of the city. It was finished in 1965. I’s unusual colour comes from the marble that went into it’s making, from...Read more

  4. Wharariki Beach

    #4 of 77 Things To Do in Nelson
    Wharariki Beach

    Tags: Beach, Walking Area, Leisure

    Address: Wharariki Rd, Puponga 7073, New Zealand

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    On the northern most tip of New Zealand’s South Island, lies this spectacular, gigantic beach. You want to visit at low tide, when a four hour timeframe will be enough to cover most of the beaut...Read more

  5. Abel Tasman National Park

    #5 of 77 Things To Do in Nelson
    Abel Tasman National Park

    Tags: National Park, Water Body, Hiking Trail, Tour

    Address: Abel Tasman National Park 7183, New Zealand

    Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    The national park is located on the South Island of New Zealand, and is named after its founder Abel Tasman who was one of the first Europeans to see the New Zealand islands. The park is best known fo...Read more

  6. Broadgreen Historic House

    #6 of 77 Things To Do in Nelson
    Broadgreen Historic House

    Tags: Garden

    Address: 276 Nayland Rd, Stoke, Nelson 7011, New Zealand

    Timings: 10:30 am - 04:30 pm Details

    This is one of Nelson’s oldest dwellings. Today it’s mostly used as an exhibition house and a place to host events. The Samuel Rose Garden, holding about 3000 beautiful plants over 560 var...Read more

  7. Nelson And Monty Market

    #7 of 77 Things To Do in Nelson
    Nelson And Monty Market

    Tags: Market, Street Market, Arts And Crafts

    Address: Montgomery Square, Nelson, 7010, New

    Timings: 08:00 am - 01:00 pm Details

    Every Saturday morning, about 200 hundred stalls suddenly appear in Montgomery Square to create one of the word’s most charming markets. Hand crafted jewellery, designer clothing, locally made c...Read more

  8. Founders Park

    #8 of 77 Things To Do in Nelson
    Founders Park

    Tags: Park, Leisure

    Address: 87 Atawhai Dr, The Wood, Nelson 7010, New Zealand

    Timings: 10:00 am - 04:30 pm Details

    The Founder’s Park is Nelson’s tribute to it’s own history. It’s preserved the way Nelson looked in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. The beautiful streets and t...Read more

  9. Gardens Of The World

    #9 of 77 Things To Do in Nelson
    Gardens Of The World

    Tags: Garden, Leisure

    Address: 95 Clover Road East, Hope, Richmond, 7031, Nelson, New Zealand

    Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    Perhaps you’d like to get away from the bustle of the town on a hot day (not that Nelson is ever noisy). Maybe you’d like to set up an easel and paint in peace. Or simply come out with our...Read more

  10. Miyazu Japanese Gardens

    #10 of 77 Things To Do in Nelson
    Miyazu Japanese Gardens

    Tags: Garden, Walking Area, Leisure

    Address: The Wood, Nelson 7010, New Zealand

    Timings: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    Believe it or not, Nelson is the sister city to Miyazu, Japan. The purpose of sister cities is usually to establish and then develop commercial and cultural ties between the two. Here, this effort is ...Read more

  11. Kaiteriteri Beach

    #11 of 77 Things To Do in Nelson
    Kaiteriteri Beach

    Tags: Beach, Walking Area

    Address: Kaiteriteri-Sandy Bay Rd, Kaiteriteri 0932, New Zealand ‎

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Some ways north of Abel these are basically two lovely little beaches separated by a headland. The southern beach is the quiter one, as the northern beach is the main docking point for boats here. The...Read more

  12. The Free House

    #12 of 77 Things To Do in Nelson
    The Free House

    Address: 95 Collingwood St, Nelson 7010, New Zealand

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    This is a great pub which serves beer from local micro-breweries. The beer menu is changed regularly. They also serve wine, soft drinks and light meals. This is a great hang out place for friends and ...Read more

  13. Buller Gorge Swing Bridge

    #13 of 77 Things To Do in Nelson
    Buller Gorge Swing Bridge

    Tags: Bridge

    Address: Upper Buller Gorge, SH6, State Hwy, Murchison 7007, New Zealand

    Timings: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    The Buller Gorge Swing Bridge is a superb tourist attraction that catches the attention of especially the adventure sports lovers. Your love for adventure sports will be fuelled ideally at this place ...Read more

  14. Suter Art Gallery

    #14 of 77 Things To Do in Nelson
    Suter Art Gallery

    Address: 208 Bridge St, Nelson 7010, New Zealand

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    This gallery offers the finest collection of art by the 19thcentury artists who include Gully, Lindauer and Van der Velden amongst others. A stroll in the gallery can open a visitor to a whole new wor...Read more

  15. Mount Owen

    #15 of 77 Things To Do in Nelson
    Mount Owen
    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Mount Owen is in the Tasman district of the South Island of New Zealand. It stands at 1875 metres above sea level and is part of the Marino Mountains.

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  • Full-Day Abel Tasman Kayak and Walk
    Full-Day Abel Tasman Kayak and Walk

    Duration: Flexible

    Paddle intothe heart of Abel Tasman National Park on afull-day kayaking and trekkingtour with a guide. Start with an included...

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  • Full-Day Abel Tasman Relaxed or Late Riser Kayaking
    Full-Day Abel Tasman Relaxed or Late Riser Kayaking1 Reviews

    Duration: Flexible

    In the 'Heart' of the Abel Tasman National Park we offer a combination of kayaking and walking or just a relaxing afternoon k...

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  • Abel Tasman National Park Cruise and Forest Walk
    Abel Tasman National Park Cruise and Forest WalkNew on TripHobo

    Duration: 8 Hrs 30 Mins

    Enjoy the Abel Tasman National Park on a full-day of discovery. Experience an ultimate boat cruise around the national park w...

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  • Abel Tasman and Golden Bay Tour
    Abel Tasman and Golden Bay TourNew on TripHobo

    Duration: 10 Hrs

    A whole day in a boat cruise, tour in air-conditioned minivan and stops with short walking options with a guide. Cruise the A...

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