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Bask in sunny Nelson and enjoy the burst of color from numerous local art and craft stores lining the streets! Being the oldest city on the South Island of New Zealand, Nelson is filled with remnants of its colonial past and historical landmarks such as the Founders Heritage Park where visitors can see an old-fashioned locomotive. Enjoy other local favorite pastimes by kayaking at Abel Tasman Beach and taking in the wondrous sights of Split Apple Rock, Medlands Beach, and Torrent Bay. If you're lucky, you might just spot adorable fur seals by the bay!

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15 Dec SAT 18° 13°
16 Dec SUN 18° 15°
17 Dec MON 21° 15°
18 Dec TUE 21° 15°
19 Dec WED 17° 13°
20 Dec THU 17° 13°
21 Dec FRI 18° 12°

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Ready in Abel

Explore Abel Tasman National Park by land or by sea with several hiking and kayaking tours

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About Nelson

Bask in sunny Nelson and enjoy the burst of color from numerous local art and craft stores lining the streets! Being the oldest city on the South Island of New Zealand, Nelson is filled with remnants of its colonial past and historical landmarks such as the Founders Heritage Park where visitors can see an old-fashioned locomotive. Enjoy other local favorite pastimes by kayaking at Abel Tasman Beach and taking in the wondrous sights of Split Apple Rock, Medlands Beach, and Torrent Bay. If you're lucky, you might just spot adorable fur seals by the bay!

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Local Weather

  • DEC - FEB
    22°

  • MAR - MAY
    20°

  • JUN - AUG
    13°

  • SEP - NOV
    18°

General Information

  • Time Zone
    GMT +12:00

  • Currency
    New Zealand Dollar

    1USD = 1.46NZD

  • Best Time To Visit
    • MAY

      Kootenay Artisan Fair

    • SEP

      Hills Garlic Festival

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