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Facts about Nelson City with location
A pocket of paradise in the top northwest corner of the South Island, Nelson has a positive, creative attitude to life. This region is the sunniest in New Zealand and has attracted more than 350 working artists and craftspeople. Their work is often inspired by the region's exceptionally beautiful geography - coastal, forest and valley landscapes provide places to wander and dream. The weather is perfect for outdoor pursuits and lovers of boutique wine.
Nelson's creative community provides many opportunities for travellers to experiment with art. Workshops include glassblowing, pottery, bone carving, sculpture, authentic Maori flax weaving and cooking.
Pack your sense of adventure and explore three distinctly different national parks. Try the skywire, sea kayaking, rock climbing, whitewater rafting, mountain biking, sailing, horse trekking, walks and tramping or seal swimming.
Nelson has a very vibrant cafe scene with alfresco dining options, fine dining restaurants, premium vineyards, boutique breweries and locally made gourmet foods.