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About Nelson

Nelson and the Nelson region of New Zealand has been rated as unmissable by the Rough guide.

Nelson’s Tahunanui Beach is an excellent place to spend time and is very popular with locals and visitors alike. Every Saturday the famous Nelson Markets are all go in the city’s centre. These markets are a great place to find a great bargain on unique gift ideas.

Superb vineyards, restaurants and the most sunshine in the country mixed with a laid back atmosphere and friendly Nelson locals.

Check out the local galleries, art and craft, pottery, glass blowing, wineries and much more. Plenty of information available on our Links page or browse the brochures at reception on your arrival at Saxton Lodge.



Nelson has three vastly different national parks – all within ninety minutes drive of the city.

New Zealand’s favourite is the Abel Tasman National Park, with its renowned coastal tracks, remote golden beaches, the leafy shade of tracks skirting calm inlets, safe water for kayaking, or swimming with the seals.

Excellent opportunities to give many activities a try while staying in Nelson. Saxton Lodge accommodation is conveniently located for most local activities, horse riding, tandem paragliding, kayaking, skeet shooting, and much much more.

Check out our Links page to organise activities, or we will happily organise it for you during your stay.