Mad About Nelson Tasman © Nelson Tasman TourismA thriving arts scene, succulent seafood, beautiful sandy beaches and award-winning wineries are just some of the delights of the Nelson/Richmond area. Nelson and Richmond residents enjoy a relaxed, outdoor lifestyle and a warm sunny climate that often tops the country in sunshine hours. Historic Nelson, New Zealand’s oldest city, is a wonderful base for exploring the Nelson/Richmond area, and you’ll find some great cafés and restaurants in which to sample the fine local food and wine.

South of Nelson, Richmond offers boutique malthouses and garden tours, or discover the area’s wineries and beaches. The little town of Rai Valley is a great base to enjoy the many outdoor activities in the Nelson/Richmond area including hunting, fishing, kayaking, mountain biking, hiking and horse riding.