Destination guide

Explore the beachside setting in Nelson

Take a holiday to Nelson and enjoy the area's culture, cathedral and museums. Renowned for its parks, cafes and shopping, this city welcomes all visitors. A holiday rental can help make your stay complete—many rentals come with a full kitchen and laundry facilities.


Activities and attractions in and around Nelson

Are you hoping to discover attractions to see in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Nelson a fun place to get away to. These are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Natureland Zoo (2.2 mi / 3.5 km)
  • Nelson Fun Park (2.3 mi / 3.7 km)
  • Waahi Taakaro Golf Club (2.5 mi / 4.1 km)
  • Nelson Golf Links (3 mi / 4.8 km)
  • Greenmeadows Park (3.9 mi / 6.3 km)
  • Marsden Recreation Ground (4 mi / 6.5 km)

Seasonal weather in Nelson

If warm-weather activities are high on your list, February, January, December and March are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 20°F.

Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Nelson

Whether you're an active traveller or just want to take in the scenery, Nelson is a great place to get out in nature. Here are a few of the area's noteworthy natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Nelson Provincial Museum (0.2 mi / 0.4 km)
  • Anzac Park (0.2 mi / 0.4 km)
  • Queens Gardens (0.4 mi / 0.6 km)
  • Miyazu Japanese Gardens (1.1 mi / 1.8 km)
  • Miyazu Gardens (1.1 mi / 1.8 km)
  • Paddy's Knob Reserve (1.8 mi / 2.9 km)
How to get there

Travelling to and around Nelson

Fly into Nelson (NSN), the closest airport, located 3.6 mi (5.9 km) from the city centre.

How many holiday rentals are available around Nelson?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 238 holiday lettings around Nelson. From 150 houses to 43 flats & apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Nelson?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Nelson. From travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Nelson City Centre: 50 holiday homes
  • Britannia Heights: 74 holiday homes
  • Trafalgar Park: 286 holiday homes
  • Stoke: 29 holiday homes
  • Atawhai: 27 holiday homes offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Nelson! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Nelson?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Nelson with the largest selection of holiday lettings for a perfect city break:

  • Blenheim: 47 holiday lettings
  • Mapua: 226 holiday lettings
  • Ngatimoti: 166 holiday lettings
  • Redwood Valley: 212 holiday lettings
  • Upper Moutere: 160 holiday lettings

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

Can I find easy access holiday homes when travelling by plane to Nelson?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of self catering accommodations near to airports. Airports with a large selection of self catering accommodations in Nelson are:

  • Nelson Airport (NSN): 304 self catering accommodations
  • Motueka Airport (MZP): 359 self catering accommodations
  • Woodbourne Airport (BHE): 117 self catering accommodations

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near in Nelson? offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in Nelson. From travellers, the top popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Trafalgar Park: 286 holiday rentals
  • World of Wearable Art and Collectable Cars: 291 holiday rentals
  • Burrell Park: 294 holiday rentals
  • The Suter: 285 holiday rentals
  • Miyazu Gardens: 283 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Nelson listed on where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday accommodations.