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Paul & Betsy’s guidebook

Historic Visits
We recommend booking Christ Church Cathedral tours ahead of time to secure your spot. If you book with TripAdvisor, you can cancel up to 24 hours before your tour starts for a full refund.
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Christ Church
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We recommend booking Christ Church Cathedral tours ahead of time to secure your spot. If you book with TripAdvisor, you can cancel up to 24 hours before your tour starts for a full refund.
Founders Heritage Park is a museum in Nelson, New Zealand, housing a number of groups with historical themes, including transport. A short heritage railway line is operated by the Nelson Railway Society. Several shops operate in the museum, selling bakery and other artisan foods, as well as locally-made arts & crafts.
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Founders Heritage Park
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Founders Heritage Park is a museum in Nelson, New Zealand, housing a number of groups with historical themes, including transport. A short heritage railway line is operated by the Nelson Railway Society. Several shops operate in the museum, selling bakery and other artisan foods, as well as locally-made arts & crafts.
Must Visits
Adjacent to the Suter Art Gallery & Cafe. Stroll the tranquil gardens and finish with a great coffee at the Suter Cafe.
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Queen's Gardens
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Adjacent to the Suter Art Gallery & Cafe. Stroll the tranquil gardens and finish with a great coffee at the Suter Cafe.
The Centre of New Zealand, on Botanical Hill at the start of the Maitai Valley, is an iconic walk in Nelson Tasman.
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Centre of New Zealand Monument
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The Centre of New Zealand, on Botanical Hill at the start of the Maitai Valley, is an iconic walk in Nelson Tasman.
For many years Nelson hosted the famous Wearable Art Awards before the event was moved to Wellington. WE now have the WOW Museum featuring many classic examples of Wearable Art. The Classic Car Museum is a must for fans.
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World of WearableArt & Classic Cars Museum
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For many years Nelson hosted the famous Wearable Art Awards before the event was moved to Wellington. WE now have the WOW Museum featuring many classic examples of Wearable Art. The Classic Car Museum is a must for fans.
Allow minimum half day to explore this unique village. Restaurants, Shops, Art Galleries and don't pass up a brewery experience at The Golden Bear. The fish & chips from the Smokehouse are legendary! https://www.mapuawharf.co.nz/#location Driving from Nelson follow State Highway 6 along the Estuary and through Richmond until you reach the roundabout to turn right onto State Highway 60, The Coastal Highway. Follow the Coastal Highway for 15 minutes and turn right at the sign for Mapua. Turn right again at the sign for Mapua and follow this road to the end to reach the Mapua Wharf.
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Mapua Wharf
1 Aranui Rd
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Allow minimum half day to explore this unique village. Restaurants, Shops, Art Galleries and don't pass up a brewery experience at The Golden Bear. The fish & chips from the Smokehouse are legendary! https://www.mapuawharf.co.nz/#location Driving from Nelson follow State Highway 6 along the Estuary and through Richmond until you reach the roundabout to turn right onto State Highway 60, The Coastal Highway. Follow the Coastal Highway for 15 minutes and turn right at the sign for Mapua. Turn right again at the sign for Mapua and follow this road to the end to reach the Mapua Wharf.
Lifes A Beach
Tahunanui Beach is the main beach in the city of Nelson. Expansive local beach with wide sandy expanses, a picturesque winding coastline & a playground. A lovely walk.
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Tahunanui Beach
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Tahunanui Beach is the main beach in the city of Nelson. Expansive local beach with wide sandy expanses, a picturesque winding coastline & a playground. A lovely walk.
It's a 60 minute drive to the regions most popular beach. Golden sand to set up your umbrella and get out the sun block. The motor camp is clean and ideally situated on the beachfront. Great cafe as well. Depart here for water taxis and boat trips to places like Totaranui and gateway to the Abel Tasman.
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Kaiteriteri Beach
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It's a 60 minute drive to the regions most popular beach. Golden sand to set up your umbrella and get out the sun block. The motor camp is clean and ideally situated on the beachfront. Great cafe as well. Depart here for water taxis and boat trips to places like Totaranui and gateway to the Abel Tasman.
Neighbourhoods
A great place to start for Lunch or Evening drinks and dinner. Pedestrian only with outdoor dining at some of Nelson's iconic eateries.
Trafalgar Street
A great place to start for Lunch or Evening drinks and dinner. Pedestrian only with outdoor dining at some of Nelson's iconic eateries.
Eating Out
All our recommendations come from personal experience and are places we frequent regularly. Please feel free to give feedback so we can keep up to date.
Chinese and Thai menu located in Hardy Street just off Trafalgar St. Large menu of your Asian favorites.
Miracle Asian Restaurant
200 Hardy St
Chinese and Thai menu located in Hardy Street just off Trafalgar St. Large menu of your Asian favorites.
For more formal dining this restaurant is in a great location beside the Matai River and has a good range of food favorites.
The Tides Restaurant & Bar
66 Trafalgar St
For more formal dining this restaurant is in a great location beside the Matai River and has a good range of food favorites.
Upmarket dining that you will pay a bit more for, but the food, atmosphere and service makes it worth it.
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Hopgoods Restaurant
284 Trafalgar St
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Upmarket dining that you will pay a bit more for, but the food, atmosphere and service makes it worth it.
New and funky Asian cuisine. The interior is colourful and themed in a style of a street kitchen. Large menu and very reasonably priced. You have to try the Vietnamese pancakes! BYO
Mama San
112 Collingwood Street
New and funky Asian cuisine. The interior is colourful and themed in a style of a street kitchen. Large menu and very reasonably priced. You have to try the Vietnamese pancakes! BYO
Affordable and delicious menu, this is our go to for lunch or dinner if we feel like a Thai food experience.
Tongtara Thai Restaurant
142 Hardy St
Affordable and delicious menu, this is our go to for lunch or dinner if we feel like a Thai food experience.
Unique Visits
A tour of Pic's Peanut Butter World will be a highlight of your visit to Nelson. Finish it off with a photo of you atop the WORLD's biggest jar of Pic's Peanut Butter!
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Pic's Peanut Butter Factory
49 Saxton Rd W
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A tour of Pic's Peanut Butter World will be a highlight of your visit to Nelson. Finish it off with a photo of you atop the WORLD's biggest jar of Pic's Peanut Butter!
Bar Experience
Fun atmosphere. Great bar and one of the best whiskey selections in town. Can be noisy in a nice way when busy. The upstairs mezzanine is a more intimate spot to enjoy your drinks.
Kismet Cocktail & Whisky Bar
151 Hardy St
Fun atmosphere. Great bar and one of the best whiskey selections in town. Can be noisy in a nice way when busy. The upstairs mezzanine is a more intimate spot to enjoy your drinks.
Exotic & cosy jazz/ cocktail bar, imagine a 30's gin joint, so kick up your heels! Inside features comfy old couches and chairs. There is an outside area as well. Often there is live music on Friday and Saturday night.
Bamboo Tiger
145 Bridge St
Exotic & cosy jazz/ cocktail bar, imagine a 30's gin joint, so kick up your heels! Inside features comfy old couches and chairs. There is an outside area as well. Often there is live music on Friday and Saturday night.