Location: Nelson, New Zealand
We are just a 7-minute walk to the CBD, the Saturday market, Nelson colleges, Nelson Hospital and only 10 minutes drive to Nelson Airport.
Quality Inn Nelson
40 Waimea Road, Nelson, New Zealand
Phone: +64 3 548 2089
Freephone: 0800 333 089
With more sunshine hours than almost anywhere else in the country, Nelson's dazzling white- and golden-sand beaches are a haven for holidaymakers. The region is famous for its seafood, horticulture and fruit growing, and these ingredients, combined with local wines, can be enjoyed straight from the source. Taste the offerings at a local winery, or head to one of the region's farmers' markets.
Nelson is also known for its art and craft, so visit the workshop of a local painter, sculptor, fashion designer, glass blower or jeweller and check out the city's creative flair. You may even find that perfect gift or souvenir you've been looking for. Explore the regional art gallery, The Suter, home to New Zealand's largest collection of watercolours by 19th century landscape artists and visit its other galleries where local work by photographers and artists is available to purchase.
One of Nelson's standout, iconic attractions is the World of WearableArt & Classic Cars Museum. See art, creativity and elaborate garments taken to the limit and combined with the human form, then check out the world-class collection of classic cars. There are many festivals, performances and interactive exhibitions throughout the year that also add to Nelson's vibrant atmosphere.
Learn about Nelson's history at Broadgreen Historic House and Founders Heritage Park, which portray settler life. Tour the world in six acres at Gardens of the World, enjoy a leisurely stroll around the Nelson Saturday Market, or stroll to the centre of New Zealand on Botanical Hill.
If it's action and adventure you want, then zip around on 4WD bikes, take a helicopter ride, experience skydiving, explore the area by kayak, fly like a bird on the Skywire (the world's longest flying fox), or have a go at kite surfing – and that's only the start. The region is also making a name for itself among mountain-bikers as well.
Taste Tasman Trail
Tasman's Great Taste Trail starts at the Nelson Airport or the Nelson i-SITE and offers panoramic coastal and mountain views over Tasman Bay, Waimea Estuary and the Western Ranges, with many stops for fine food and relaxation.
Quality Inn Nelson is a 5-minute bike ride to the Railway reserve track, which is part of this trail.