Its generous sun that delivers New Zealand’s highest sunshine hours is well known and Nelson is New Zealand's second oldest city, settled in 1841, do not miss South Street with its old 16 cottages. It is a paradise for lovers of coffee and fine art with its numerous galleries and street cafes. Enjoy
the year-round sunshine, fine local wines, abundant seafood, and a relaxed holiday atmosphere. Take a walk down a heritage trail, drive out to Richmond for a laidback shopping experience, or perhaps indulge in a glass of the region's finest wines in the vineyards just beyond the centre of Richmond. You can also bring back your own souvenir from the jeweller Jens Hansen Goldsmith, who created the “ring” for the trilogy. And the Richmond Harringtons Brewers makes Pancing Pony beer, from the movie again.
For a break with your family, we like two specific spots: Founders Park with its old monuments, its plane and café or Tahunanui beach with its huge playground.
One night in Nelson