City of Nelson

Rocks Road, Nelson, at sunset

Sunshine & Creative Capital

Nelson is both New Zealand’s sunshine capital as well as its creative capital and with its fine acoustic venues makes an ideal setting for New Zealand’s International Chamber Music Festival. A magnificent landscape from alpine lakes, and raging rivers, to wide sandy coastlines provide a backdrop for leisurely exploration during the day. Three National Parks are surrounded by fertile countryside providing fresh produce: berries, olives, apples and pears. Grapes and hops also thrive and are handcrafted into fine wines and thirst-quenching brews, and the surrounding bays provide the ocean’s bounty. Pick your path through rolling hills and coastal landscapes visiting gourmet food producers, boutique wineries and breweries, and the studios of an extraordinary artistic community that thrives here. Vibrant coastal towns are full of bustling cafes, charming boutiques and funky art galleries; it’s all part of the Nelson experience.
More about Nelson