Located on the South Island, Nelson is a stunning city facing the Tasman Bay, and is known as the sunniest region in New Zealand. Nelson is a 5-hour drive from Christchurch, and one of the oldest settlements on New Zealand’s South Island.
Plan a trip to Nelson and visit its top local attractions such as the World of Wearable Art & Classic Car Museum, the Tahunanui Beach, Queen’s Gardens and Founders Park. The region is especially popular for its tourism, wine, fishing, and horticulture industries.
Nature lovers from around the world love to explore Nelson’s national parks: Kahurangi National Park has one of the best known hiking tracks, The Heaphy Track; Nelson Lakes National Park known for its fishing hotspots, and Abel Tasman National Park. With so many reasons to travel to this part of New Zealand, be sure to book your Nelson stay with Choice Hotels.