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The Visual Guide to Nelson
Nelson New Zealand - visitor information for Nelson and Tasman
Welcome to the Visual Guide to Nelson New Zealand, providing Nelson visitor information for Nelson and Tasman Provinces and the Kahurangi and Abel Tasman National Parks
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The Nelson Visitor
There are many reasons why the Nelson visitor returns time and time again. Surrounded by mountain ranges, sunny Nelson New Zealand looks out over Tasman Bay towards snow capped mountains, the Kahurangi National Park, and the Abel Tasman National Park. The region is an ideal base for a "Top of the South Island" holiday or business conference
Whether staying for a day, a week, or longer, there is a variety of accommodation available.
Nelson as a Tourist Destination
The Nelson New Zealand scenery is breathtaking and many a tourist has commented on the picture postcard views around every corner. The ebb and flow of the Nelson tides and the changing light reflected from the waters of Tasman Bay and Golden Bay alter the colours of the landscape from one moment to the next and enhance the Nelson region as a top tourist destination and a haven for artists and crafts people
Nelson the centre for 3 National Parks
Nelson frequently boasts having more sunshine than any other place in New Zealand and with the mountains, beaches, and native forests of the Nelson Lakes, Abel Tasman, and Kahurangi National Park, stands out as a centre for outdoor activities and boasts a network of tramping, and biking tracks. It is a very attractive region for your next vacation and can be both exciting and relaxing.
Nelson as a Shopping Centre
Nelson City and Richmond, the main town of Tasman province are both excellent shopping centres that are a pleasure to browse and can be enjoyed as a day out in themselves. Interspersed with these are many restaurants and cafes open for breakfasts, lunches, and evening meals.
History of Nelson
Here is a brief historyof the region. Enjoy browsing the Visual Guide to Nelson New Zealand as we trust you will find the Nelson tourist information it contains helpfull to plan your time in the top of the South Island of New Zealand.
Population: Statistics New Zealand (2006 census )
Nelson - 44,900, Tasman - 47,700
Climate: NZ Met Service
Annual Rainfall: 985mm, Sunshine Hours: 2392hrs,
Temperature January 13º - 22.3º Extreme Max 36.13º
July 1.5 º - 12.2º Extreme Min -6.6º