Tuesday, October 16, 2012


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Nelson is located at the top of the South Island.  The city of Nelson is the cultural centre of the Nelson Tasman region and sits on Tasman Bay.  Its surrounded on the other three sides by the mountains and National Parks including Able Tasman, Kahurangi, and Nelson Lakes.  The leading economic drivers of Nelson are fishing/seafood (yum!), horticulture, forestry, and tourism.  Nelson arguably has the best climate in New Zealand.  It is the Rivera of New Zealand!

The Nelson Clock Tower stands out.

The Maitai River runs through the heart of Nelson.

There is a slight insect problem.

Christ Church Cathedral is another prominent landmark

Tasman Bay

The Boat Shed Cafe

The Nelson region has a lot of things going for it. The area is famous for its wineries, breweries, mountain biking, tramping, beaches, art festivals, music festivals, . . . the list goes on.  It is a very nice place.  I expect you'll be hearing more about Nelson in upcoming blogs.


  1. And for Nelson's first picture you post the ugliest building in town... As for the insects, wait till you see the inside of the Freehouse. Can't wait to see you again, and show you around a little more. You need to stop passing through so quickly ;-)

    Anne (and Dave, Fiona, Reece, Lucy, Socks and the fish). We almost added a horse named Bob, but that is another story entirely.

  2. Congrats on the Sea Perch win to you and Molly and company! Val