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
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.