"Nelson - New Zealand's most sunny city" Top 5 Page for this destination Nelson by al2401
Nelson Travel Guide: 92 reviews and 182 photos
Nelson, named after Admiral Horatio Nelson, is the oldest established city on the South Island and the second oldest in New Zealand. It was founded in 1841 on the eastern shores of Tasman Bay.
Nelson's climate is the mildest all the New Zealand major centre with an average of more than 2,400 hour sunlight a year. The major industries are forestry, fishing, agriculture and toruism.
Nelson is the gateway to the magnificent Abel Tasman National Park.
The Queens Gardens were opened in 1892 to mark the Jubilee of Queen Victoria and are a beautiful example of a classical... more travel advice
Abel Tasman National Park, located at the north end of the South Island west of Nelson, is the smallest of New Zealand's... more travel advice
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