Nelson Tasman is centrally located, making it easily accessible by air, sea and land. The diversity of Nelson throws open many options to explore for tourists around the world.. Located on the South Island’s north-west coast, Nelson is gifted with a lovely scenic environment, from beaches, gardens, wineries to adventure activities. Bountiful nature, delicious food and radiant sunshine make Nelson a great place for a vacation. Add the following 5 things to your to-do list while you’re here to make for an ideal travel itinerary.
Head to Montgomery Square on a Saturday to enjoy the local markets and find something special for your friends and family back home. You’ll find an interesting variety of arts, crafts, artisan foods, local produce, designer clothes of indigenous make in this local market.
Wine and Dine
Sea food, fresh fruits and wine have immensely contributed in giving Nelson the status of a favourite tourist destination. There are a number of vineyards here with some of the finest Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnays of the country. There are about 25 boutique wineries here which makes you spoilt for choice when it comes to picking a wine tour. As Nelson is a cycling mecca, you can also couple your wine tour with cycling at the Tasman Great Taste Trail.
Nelson is home to a range of beaches that can be easily accessed by taking rental cars in the city. The Tahunaui is the most famous beach of Nelson and most visitors go here on their first visit to experience swimming, picnic spots, kid’s park and the serene beach. There are also a number of cafes and restaurants around, making it a suitable choice to spend your entire day.
If you’d like to add some unusual to your holiday, go fishing at the Motueka River and be assured of a decent catch. You can also head to some hiking trails in the wilderness around or go to the Harwood’s Hole Walk for a walking trail that leads towards a natural hole.
Nelson is most adored for its beautiful parks such as the Abel Tasman National Park.. Experience nature in its undisturbed tranquillity in this park as you explore the various tracks and trails around.