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Things to see & do in Nelson - New Zealand

Christ Church Cathedral ..... Anglican cathedral located at upper Trafalgar Street.

World of Wearableart and Collectable Cars Museum
Every year, the World of Wearable Arts Awards attracts people from all over the globe to Nelson. Winning entries from the shows live exclusively in Nelson at the World of WearableArt and Collectable Cars Museum. The juxtaposition of incredible garments with classic cars in one museum is a winning combination.

Artisan markets
Every Saturday morning in Nelson, local fresh produce, wooden platters, colourful ceramics etc. Further afield, Motueka hosts a relaxed Sunday market, and Takaka has a Saturday market.

Nelson Arts Festival ..... Nelson is renowned for it's vibrant art culture. The Nelson Arts Festival celebrates the strong presence of top artists in this area and presents a programme of events to commend them and their work

Beaches ..... Nelson beaches provide extremely popular recreational areas with great swimming, windsurfing, surfing and walks. Some beaches have additional activities such as roller-skating rink, hydro slide, Nature land, bumpa boats, paddle trikes and much more for the family.

The marker at the "Centre of New Zealand" ..... The geographical "Centre of New Zealand" allegedly lies in Nelson on a hilltop near the centre of the city.

Abel Tasman National Park ..... This world treasure National Park with turquoise sea, golden beaches and native forest can be explored by cruising, kayaking, bush and beach walking or just relax at one of the lovely accommodation lodges in the area. Guided tours available from Nelson.  This park includes one of the Great Walks of New Zealand the Abel Tasman Coast Track.

Ernest Rutherford ..... Brightwater, near Nelson is the birthplace of Lord Rutherford, the Nobel Prize-winning physicist whose image appears on New Zealand's $100 banknote, the largest denomination in circulation in New Zealand.

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