The Centre of New Zealand

The Centre of New Zealand on Botanical Hill is one of Nelson’s most popular walks and offers stunning views overlooking Nelson and the Tasman Sea. . The starting point is the Botanical Reserve, over a footbridge from the end of Hardy Street, or you can start at the Nelson Visitor Information Centre and follow the Maitai Walkway to the Hardy Street footbridge. Take a look at the interpretive panel at the bottom of the hill for some views of Nelson over the last century, and the history of this ‘Village Green’.