Nelson is one of New Zealand’s top wine producing areas. Why not visit some wineries while you’re here?
As New Zealand’s only commercial hop growing area, Nelson has rightly been hailed as the craft brewing capital of New Zealand. There are a variety of breweries to visit, offering some of New Zealand’s best brews. Follow the Nelson Beer Trail
Arts & Crafts
The region has over 300 working artists. Painters, sculptors, ceramic artists, potters, glass blowers, jewellers, writers and creators draw energy from the spectacular natural environment and create art and crafts that have a unique and personal signature attached to them. For an insight into the artistic culture of the region visit the Nelson Provincial Museum, Founders Heritage Park, South Street, Melrose House, Broadgreen House, Isel House and the many smaller museums across the region.