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 highlights

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 accommodation are available around Nelson?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 287 holiday rentals around Nelson. From 185 Houses to 49 Condos/Apartments, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Nelson is on Stayz.

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 Stayz travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Nelson South: 68 holiday rentals
  • Tahunanui: 55 holiday rentals
  • Stepneyville: 48 holiday rentals
  • Trafalgar Park: 338 holiday rentals
  • Cable Bay: 145 holiday rentals

Stayz offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Nelson! Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals 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 rentals for a perfect city break:

  • Cable Bay: 145 holiday homes
  • Whangamoa: 30 holiday homes
  • Wakapuaka: 206 holiday homes
  • Hira: 201 holiday homes
  • Blenheim: 47 holiday homes

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 holiday homes near to airports. Airports with a large selection of rentals in Nelson are:

  • Nelson Airport (NSN): 350 holiday houses
  • Motueka Airport (MZP): 395 holiday houses
  • Woodbourne Airport (BHE): 111 holiday houses

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

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Nelson?

Stayz offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places to visit in Nelson. From Stayz travellers, the more popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Trafalgar Park: 338 holiday rentals
  • Isel Park: 341 holiday rentals
  • Tahunanui Beach Reserve: 346 holiday rentals
  • The Suter: 336 holiday rentals
  • Nelson Provincial Museum: 337 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Nelson listed on Stayz 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 homes.