traf-300pxTrafalgar Park

Trafalgar Park is Nelson City’s premiere enclosed sports and open-air events centre. It is an international sports venue, and a central city location for other outdoor events such as music concerts.

marketNelson Market

The Nelson Market is famous for its longevity and high quality of its stalls.  For over 30 years, it has showcased the best that the Nelson region has to offer in arts, crafts and produce. The market is enhanced these days with a wide variety of food carts, making it a wonderful place to meet friends and share brunch or lunch while checking out the array of goods on offer at this truly iconic market.

coffeeEating Out

From formal à la carte dining to New Zealand’s iconic fish and chips; Nelson covers the full menu of dining experiences. So get out there and eat, drink, taste and savour what New Zealand’s most beautiful region has to offer


Enjoy exploring Nelson’s boutique wineries from the hills to the plains crafting exquisite wines. Journey into the countryside and meet the winemakers at their cellar doors. Bask in the sunshine, savour lunch at one of the vineyard cafes, select wines for your cellar, jump off a wharf, or treat yourself to a real fruit ice-cream. It’s all there to be discovered.

beerCraft Beer

Beer has been central to the local culture of the Nelson-Tasman region, dating back to the first New Zealand settlements in the 1840s. Early German settlers in Sarau found the Moutere to be an ideal location and climate to cultivate hops, and an extensive brewing tradition followed.

Craft breweries of all sizes now stretch from Founders Heritage Park to Onekaka in Golden Bay. They make a perfect excuse for a half-day or full-day tour exploring all the gorgeous corners of the region. Climbing from the waterfront up into the foothills, watch for historic hop kilns along the way.