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The Best Things to Do in Nelson

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Nelson

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Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Gardens

Popular things to do in Nelson

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Duration: 2 hours
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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Duration: 30 minutes
Put on your shades to enjoy the sights of Nelson, one of the sunniest cities in New Zealand. With a fine selection of local galleries and artists' studios, a tour of Nelson's main center provides a fine introduction to the country's art scene. Don't miss exhibits of techniques particular to the area, including glassblowing and printmaking. A good set of restaurants and bars give you varied options for evening plans, and--this being New Zealand--you have plenty of chances to get active on your trip to Nelson. Adventures like rock climbing, 4x4 biking, horseback riding, and skydiving give you a new perspective on the city and Tasman Bay. When using our New Zealand vacation tool to make an itinerary online, Nelson holidays come together around your tastes, interests, and requirements, with us taking care of the logistics.

Side trips from Nelson

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Duration: 8 hours
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Duration: 8 hours
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Duration: 1h 30 min

Hidden gems in Nelson

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Duration: 2 hours
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Duration: 2 hours
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Duration: 2 hours
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Duration: 2h 30 min

Trails in Nelson

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Duration: 1h 30 min
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Duration: 2 hours
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Duration: 4 hours

Shopping in Nelson

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Duration: 30 minutes
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Duration: 2 hours
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Duration: 30 minutes
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Duration: 2 hours

Wildlife in Nelson

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Duration: 4 hours
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Duration: 8 hours
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Duration: 2h 30 min
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Duration: 8 hours
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Duration: 4 hours
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Duration: 30 minutes
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Duration: 4 hours

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