All these amazing attractions are just 5 to 45 minutes away from us!
Craft Habitat & Art Centre
10 independent studios where you can have an enjoyable day watching the crafts people create a range of quality hand made crafts at realistic prices.
World Class selection of beads and components. Beads for purchase or just browse the exhibits and crafts.
Founders Historic Park
Situated on five hectares on Atawhai Drive, close to Miyazu Gardens and Whakatu Marae, was the brain-child of a number of Nelson citizens who set up Founders (Inc.) in 1977.
Visit our indoor rock climbing wall, fun and safe for all ages and abilities, specific kids wall and bouldering wall makes it fun for the beginner to expert. Open daily from noon.
The Suter Art Gallery
Inspiring exhibitions from local and contemporary artists, some crafts are included and the caféoverlooks the beaut-iful Queens Gardens. Open daily from 10.30am–4.30pm.
Nelson Farmers Market
Every Wed, 52 weeks of of the Year 11am–4pm. Buy fresh, nutritious, locally grown produce that is sold directly to the consumer by local growers.
The Nelson Market
200 plus stalls at Montgomery Square showcasing the best of the Nelson region every Saturday 8am–1pm. Local arts, crafts, fashion, jewellery, sculpture, fresh and organic produce, flowers, plants…
9.30am–4pm daily. A wonderful educational environment offering many hands on experiences. Ask reception for a map.
Hoglund Art Glass
The Höglunds invite you to their studio gallery… Blown perfume bottles, vases, and bowls in beautiful colour combination. Buy fused glass jewellery and handmade glass beads. 5 mins drive from Richmond or 20 mins from Nelson.
Christ Church Cathedral
…in Nelson, is the principal church of the Diocese of Nelson. The official seat of the Bishop of Nelson is found here in the sanctuary. Open to the public 7 days a week.
WOW the World of Wearable Art & Classic Car museum
View the amazing “Wearable Art” in the form of creative and inspired costumes from designers around the world. Check out the Classic Cars, lovingly restored beauties from a bygone era that are shown in “Show Room” quality.
Happy Valley Adventures
This thrilling “All Family” adventure park is just 15 minutes drive from Nelson. Spend the day on the amazing Skywire the worlds longest flying fox, the 4 wheel quad bikes, horse treks, Argo (an all terrain ve-hicle) & shoot ’em up fun on the paint ball course.
Explore the regions many award winning wineries on a door to door tour. Nelson has many boutique and large scale wineries serving up some of the most talked about vintages in New Zealand. Ask at our office for the best tour guide and let someone else do the driving while you relax and enjoy the flavours that Nelson has to offer.
Nelson is the only area in New Zealand where hops are grown commercially so check out a few of the local boutique breweries offering a range of flavours – it would be a crime to miss this. Breweries include – Founders Park, The 3 Sprig and Fern, Nelson Bays Brewery, Harringtons in Richmond (famous for their dark ale called “Wobbly Boot”), the Golden Bear in Mapua, or Monkey Wizard in Motueka.
Evening Family Fishing Trips
Fun for the whole family. Experience the thrill of catching a fish then cook it up back here at the park. Ask at reception for times and availability.
Motueka Wine Tours
A taste experience with this half day wine tour, taking in the beautiful sights of Motueka, Moutere, Riwaka and surrounding valleys. 3 to 4 Tasman wineries, shared gourmet platter and wine tastings, wide range of wine varieties, comfy 12 seater mini-bus, area commentary.
Nelson Helicopters can place you in some of the most remote locations in New Zealand… breath-taking snow capped mountains, emerald seas, golden sands, and lush native forests. Nelson’s National parks perfect for any adventure tourism venture.