region is a living canvas for one of Mother Nature’s most beautiful masterpieces. With three national parks and a paradise landscape of gold-sand beaches kissed by clear turquoise waters, it’s no wonder over 300 artists find inspiration in Nelson
. Experience the region’s creative culture through local art trails, The Suter Art Gallery, or The Nelson
Arts Festival that takes place in October. The Nelson
region is just the place to soak up some culture and sun.
Sunny and warm climate.
Summer: 13 - 22°C
Winter: 2 - 13°C
Average rainfall: 317mm/year
City is New Zealand’s oldest city.
• Farewell Spit is the world’s longest sandbar.
• Abel Tasman is New Zealand’s most-visited National Park.
• Anatoki is one of the country's steepest rivers (and is a great spot for salmon fishing).
• Harwood Hole, in Golden Bay, is the deepest sinkhole in the Southern Hemisphere (we’re talking 178-metres deep!)
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