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About Nelson

Welcome to Nelson

Nelson may be New Zealand’s second oldest city, but it’s also a vibrant and colourful destination. Visit here, and you’ll find world-class wineries, stunning national parks, thriving crafts and beautiful beaches right on the city doorstep.
With the country’s highest number of sunshine hours, it’s no surprise that Nelson residents enjoy a relaxed, outdoor lifestyle, and the fresh local produce and award-winning wines make it a delightful stop for gourmet travellers as well.
Try out one of the city’s lively pavement cafes and sample the succulent seafood, matched with a fine local wine.
Hailed as one of New Zealand’s most ‘liveable’ cities Nelson offers a mild sunny climate year round with glorious landscapes from alpine lakes and raging rivers, to wide sandy coastlines providing a magnificent backdrop for leisure or adrenalin-charged adventures.


Welcome to Nelson

Its On Nelson

Nelson City Council


Choosing a school in the Nelson/Tasman region

Here at Harcourts we understand that finding a new school for your child is priority number one for any parent when moving.

We have put together a list of primary, intermediate and colleges in the Nelson/Tasman region and a snapshot of their current roll, zoning and decile information which may help you in making your schooling decision. Click here to download an information pack.