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Nelson New Zealand

Nelson - South Island - New Zealand
Travel and Accommodation guide

Visit Nelson, the Sunny City of New Zealand.

Nelson City
Nelson New Zealand  has a wide variety of accommodation, such as Bed & Breakfast, Motels, Hotels, Self Contained cottages, Apartments, Holiday Parks and Campings.
Nelson is well known for its Arts & Crafts and vibrant caf culture.
The Nelson region has three well known National parks; the Abel Tasman National Park,
Kahurangi National Park and the Nelson Lakes National Park with Lakes Rotoiti and Rotoroa.

Nelson City lies on the southern shore of Tasman Bay, at the northern end of the South Island
and is surrounded by mountains on three sides.

 The Nelson region is the sunniest area of New Zealand with golden beaches.
The main places in the Nelson Region are: the City of Nelson, Richmond,  Motueka, Mapua,
Takaka, Golden Bay, Murchison and Saint Arnaud.

GardensNelson is a centre for arts and crafts, and each year hosts the Nelson Arts Festival.
The annual Wearable Art Awards began near Nelson and a museum,
World of Wearable Art, is now housed near Nelson Airport showcasing winning designs.

Nelson has a vibrant local music and arts scene.
These include Potters, Glass Blowers, Artists and dozens of Wood carvers.
Dining out is a culinary experience, enjoy fine foods, superb wines,
freshly caught seafood at the waterfront restaurants.
The Taste Nelson festival is held each year to celebrate these culinary delights.

Gardens Nelson

Nelson is a centre for both ecotourism and adventure tourism.
The Abel Tasman national Park, named after the Dutch explorer Abel Tasman
who visited the area in 1642, can be explored by guided walks, sea kayak,
cruise boat, water taxi or freedom walking - experience penguins, seals, dolphins and native birds all set in lush native forest and beautiful beaches.

Caves 
Abel Tasman National Park is New Zealands smallest national park
and is famous for its golden beaches. These stretch from Marahau, near Motueka,
to Wainui Bay, in Golden Bay.
There are two walking tracks; the beautiful coastal track,
 and the inland track through the hilly centre of the park.

Kaiteriteri Beach has golden sands and is a favourite holiday spot.
Takaka Hill and Mounts Owen and Arthur have  prominent cave systems which
have the largest and deepest explored caverns in the southern hemisphere.

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