Outdoor Activities in Nelson

Outdoor activities in Nelson are a mix of adventure sports and some laid-back vibes amidst scenic beauty. Nelson comes with an ideal terrain and atmosphere to spend active holidays and make plenty of unforgettable memories. So, explore the wilderness of Nelson and spend some time in the lap of nature with these exciting outdoor activities Nelson has to offer. From the most adventurous experiences to the most popular ones, the following list combines it all to make sure you do not miss these unique experiences while planning a trip to Nelson.

From sunrise to sunset, let's discover the best spots for outdoor activities in Nelson:

  1. #1 of 32 Outdoors Activities 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. #2 of 32 Outdoors Activities in Nelson
    - Used in 1284 itineraries
    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. #3 of 32 Outdoors Activities in Nelson
    - Used in 1353 itineraries
    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. #4 of 32 Outdoors Activities in Nelson
    - Used in 1113 itineraries
    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. #5 of 32 Outdoors Activities in Nelson
    - Used in 554 itineraries
    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. #6 of 32 Outdoors Activities in Nelson
    - Used in 2358 itineraries
    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. #7 of 32 Outdoors Activities in Nelson
    - Used in 1658 itineraries
    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. #8 of 32 Outdoors Activities in Nelson
    - Used in 726 itineraries
    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. #9 of 32 Outdoors Activities in Nelson
    - Used in 1735 itineraries
    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. #10 of 32 Outdoors Activities in Nelson
    - Used in 1336 itineraries
    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. #11 of 32 Outdoors Activities in Nelson
    - Used in 1728 itineraries
    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. #12 of 32 Outdoors Activities in Nelson
    - Used in 32 itineraries
    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

  13. #13 of 32 Outdoors Activities in Nelson
    - Used in 8 itineraries
    Richmond Iris Garden

    Tags: Garden

    Address: 376 Hill St, Stoke, Nelson 7020, New Zealand

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

    Any anthophile has a great opportunity to see different types of irises by visiting Richmond Iris Garden. The seasonal garden of this native plant of North America and Europe was developed in 1950 by ...Read more

  14. #14 of 32 Outdoors Activities in Nelson
    - Used in 33 itineraries
    Murchison Golf Club

    Tags: Golf Course

    Address: State Highway 6, Murchison 7007, New Zealand

    Located in Murchison, New Zealand, the Murchison Golf Club is a famous golf club that boats huge green spaces with a 9-hole playfield. Home to Kiwi Sanctuary, this gold course is situated next to the ...Read more

  15. #15 of 32 Outdoors Activities in Nelson
    New Life Church Richmond

    Tags: Church, Religious Site

    Address: 85 Wensley Rd, Richmond, Nelson 7020, New Zealand

    Timings: 12:01 am - 12:00 am Details

    You can visit the Richmond New Life Church with your family and friends to enjoy some perfect spiritual hours. This church is a community of friendly people who believe in loving God in a passionate w...Read more