Nelson, NZ

The city of Nelson is close to the centre of New Zealand. It lies at the shore of Tasman Bay, at the northern end of the South Island, and is the administrative centre of the Nelson region.

The geographical facts about Nelson state that there are beaches and a harbor. There is a Boulder Bank which protects the entrance of Harbour. The maximum temperature in summer is 22 and the minimum temperature in summer is 13 degree centigrade. In winter the temperature is between 3 and 13 degree centigrade.


The picturesque city of Nelson is enclosed by mountains on one side and Tasman Bay on the other side.

Golden Bay, Nelson – The Golden Bay is situated in Nelson. It extends along the coast and reaches till the shores of the beautiful Wharariki beach. Golden Bay is surrounded by the Takaka Hill, Abel Tasman National Park and the Kahurangi National Park. The attractions of the region are the beaches extending from Pohara to the stunning Wharariki Beach; Takarta; Farewell Spit Bird Sanctuary; Te Waikoropupu Springs; Wainui Falls; Paynes Ford and Grove. Takarta is a picturesque town nestled here in Golden Bay. Sea kayaking, canoeing, snorkeling, mountain biking up the Rameka Track and kayaking along the Aorere River are some of the things you can do in Golden Bay.

Cable Bay Walkway – The Cable Walkway spreads over the Waimea Basin that stretches between Nelson and Motueka. The basin is landscaped by low hills and plains. The Walkway begins from the Cable Bay, 21 kilometers from the city of Nelson, towards the north. The walking tour along the Cable way will take three and half hours. The walk offers breathtaking views of the Boulder Bank, Kahurangi National Park, Abel Tasman National Park and Nelson City. The Cable Bay Walkway in Nelson presents ample opportunities to the visitors to indulge in various types of activities like diving, motor boating, kayaking and canoeing.


There are different modes of transportation in Nelson. The different modes of transportation by which you can travel to the nearby places of the city are car, boat, bus and plane. The city is served by Nelson Airport. The Nelson Airport s regarded as the 4th busiest in New Zealand. There are regular flights from Christchurch, Wellington and Auckland. There is Cook Strait ferry service. It operates between Wellington and Picton. Bus is yet another mode of transportation in Nelson.