Nelson sparkles with golden beaches, delicious seafood and wine, and a thriving artistic community. It’s also popular with fans of the great outdoors.

Nelson – Tasman
Nelson Tasman's golden sand beaches and vast protected areas of national park set the scene for year-round nature, wildlife and outdoor experiences, including sea kayaking, rock climbing, white-water rafting, mountain biking, sailing, horse trekking and swimming with marine life. 
 
The sea surrounding Nelson is the source of some of New Zealand’s finest seafood, and the temperate climate produces abundant grapes for wine, hops for beer and fruit, including apples for cider.
 
Bike trails offer cycling fun for all ages and skill levels, and the Tasman's Great Taste Cycle Trail is an especially enjoyable way to explore the region's breweries, vineyards, country pubs and historic buildings.
 
Nelson’s vibrant creative environment offers visitors the opportunity to meet and mix with local artists and craftspeople, visit their studios and participate in art tours.
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