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  • The Nelson area is famous for its New Zealand wines and should an included destination on all New Zealand tours.
  • Aerial view of Nelson
  • Nelson is known locally as Sun City
  • Sign post on bush track
  • Abel Tasman National Park near Nelson

Nelson is situated at the top of the South Island surrounded on three sides by Tasman Bay. It is known as the sunshine capital because of its very pleasant climate. The city is surrounded by snow-capped mountains, lush green forests, rolling vineyards and golden beaches, all to be enjoyed on a New Zeland vacation. The sea here is a beautiful turquoise colour. One other claim to fame is its location as it is allegedly situated in the heart of New Zealand.

Nelson is a thriving scene for arts and crafts with many festivals held each year including the Nelson Arts Festival. It also has an excellent Sunday Market where local handicrafts are sold. A worthwhile visit is to the World of Wearable Art which includes a collection of old cars.

For the more active on New Zealand tours, the attractions are eco-tourism and adventure tourism. It is also the gateway to four major national parks, the Abel Tasman, the Mount Richmond Forest, the Kahurangi and Nelson Lakes National Parks.

Due its proximity to the local vineyards, Nelson also offers excellent gourmet dining on a New Zealand vacation.

 


 

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Nelson , New Zealand

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    FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: Explore the natural beauty of New Zealand with small group touring. Be introduced to the unique and richly diverse landscapes, cultural highlights and rich Maori culture of Rotorua, the untouched nature of the Able Tasman National park, Hot Water Beach in the Coromandel, an overnight in Milford Sound and much more.
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    FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: Travel the South Island experiencing all it has to offer. Enjoy whale watching in Kaikoura, Abel Tasman National Park, the West Coast Glacier Region as well as Queenstown and Scottish influenced Dunedin.
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