Nelson has a lot going on. This active, vibrant, vivacious region is known as one of the top 10 for its artistic flair, talented artists and where the World of Wearable Art has a home. Galleries, studios and arts and crafts enthusiasts display their passion through incredible art forms. From the fine arts to unique glass artwork, to fascinating original pieces of carved bone; woodwork, weaving, pottery, knitting, artists grown and decorated gourds, marble and limestone sculptures, to oil, acrylic and watercolour art, Nelson is the centre of artists and art connoisseurs.
Visit the glorious Mt. Richmond Forest Park or the Kahurangi National Park where the longest and most popular of the DOC Great Walks, the 78.4 km Heaphy Track resides. Try your hand at fly fishing, quad biking, sky-wiring, Kayaking, hiking, cycling, sailing, and diving in crystal clear aquamarine waters. Watch the Tonga Island NZ fur seals frolicking in the sea; climb aboard a water taxi; white water raft in one of the top 10 areas in the world; stroll along one of the many golden sandy beaches and enjoy this inspirational piece of paradise.