Nelson travel guide

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You're Going to Love Nelson

The city of Nelson on New Zealand's South Island is known for its many scenic parks and beaches, as well as providing many shopping and entertainment options for tourists.

Top 5 Reasons to Visit Nelson

When to Visit Nelson

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September to November is the best time to visit New Zealand as it experiences its spring season and the nearby scenery is more accessible for visitors to explore.

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How to Get to Nelson

Airports near Nelson

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Where to Stay in Nelson

Amber House is a converted girls school that now serves as a complete room and board experience. The 5-star YHA Nelson hostel is located right in the city center and has facilities for cooking and socializing with other guests.

Popular Neighborhoods in Nelson

Where to stay in popular areas of Nelson

Most booked hotels in Nelson

How to Get Around Nelson

The Cost of Living in Nelson

Shopping Streets

Nelson Market on Montgomery Square offers a farmers market where you can pick up fresh local produce and browse handicraft stall fronts. Richmond Mall is the main traditional shopping mall with international brands and multiple indoor store fronts.

Groceries and Other

New World and FreshChoice are the two biggest supermarkets. A dozen eggs costs NZ$4.

Cheap meal
Cheap meal
₹ 1,327
A pair of jeans
A pair of jeans
₹ 5,960
Single public transport ticket
Single public transport ticket
₹ 173
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
₹ 239

Where to Eat in Nelson

The Beach Cafe and Bar is a popular spot to dine one some fresh homemade food right along the beach. Meal prices average out to NZ$10-12 per person.