Activities and Attractions with no charge
The below attractions are free of charge (although some ask for a koha/donation towards their cause so take some change with you).
Tahuna Beach, as it is commonly known, is great for swimming and is a popular recreation area for windsurfing, jogging, walking, sun worshipping and holiday making.
The Nelson Market is famous for its longevity and high quality of its stalls; 8am-1pm every Saturday in Buxton carpark.
Visit Mapua Wharf and enjoy a range of shops, galleries, restaurants, bars and cafés. The fish and chips on hte wharf are excllent. A small ferry regularly runs between the wharf and Rabbit Island.
Nelson’s landmark Anglican cathedral stands proudly on Church Hill. Historic displays inside (including the Christmas Tree Festival late Dec – late Jan every year) as well as regular services.
Nelsons iconic Eyebright Country Store. Stockists of silk flowers,
Worth the climb (easy gradient) to stand in the geographical centre of NZ. Excellent 360 degree views from the top over city, sea and mountains. City
Melrose – One of the last ”Grand” homes in Nelson. The cafe serves meals and high tea. City
Fairfield – Prestigious historic home, built by Arthur Atkinson in 1883. City
Broadgreen – Set within beautiful Rose gardens, a charming cob cottage. Stoke
Isel – A number of NZ’s oldest exotic tree species. Stoke
Miyazu Garden – A little slice of Japan-inspired tranquility; particularly beautiful during spring with all the blossom. The Wood
Queens Gardens – Beautiful example of a classical Victorian ornamental park