Nelson is a delightfully attractive place. It has a splendid climate and stunning surroundings.
The Nelson region boasts three of New Zealand’s national parks, golden beaches, crystal clear lakes and picturesque towns.
Forestry, fishing, tourism and horticulture are Nelson’s top industries. The broad base of the Nelson region’s economy protects it from significant fluctuations in individual sectors that may affect New Zeland’s economy.
Nelson City is the urban centre of the region. It is a city of culture that is home to a regional art gallery, museum, sporting facilities and historic gardens. Overlooking Nelson Haven and the broad curve of Tasman Bay to the Kahurangi Mountains the waterfront is a jewel in Nelson’s crown. A wide, sandy beach a few minutes from the CBD draws visitors from around the world.
Historic buildings, picturesque winding streets, the Maitai River that meanders through the city and Tahunanui Beach are striking features of the city.
The combined population of Nelson region is 94,000 including the Nelson and Richmond urban population of about 55,000.
Due to its central location within New Zealand Nelson is homebase for Air Nelson, a subsidary of Air New Zealand, providing engineering services for the regional airline fleet and making Nelson Airport the fourth businest in the country.
With a mild Mediterranean climate the region receives more than 2400 hours of sunshine a year and consistently rates as New Zealand’s sunniest spot! Grant yourself beautiful days in wonderful places.