Central Nelson is only a 15 minute walk or 3 minute drive. We also have a local corner shop, two pubs serving food, a take-away and an organic health shop within a few minutes walk. A pleasant park is around the corner and leads to the track up to the centre of New Zealand, directly above our property. There are spectacular views from the top and it is well worth the 15 minute climb.
Local attractions include an abundance of locally made arts and crafts, an exciting weekly Saturday market displaying a wide array of its local talent. It is famous for its large variety of cosmopolitan restaurants and street cafés, not to mention the fresh fish restaurants built on stilts over the sea.
There are kilometres of fine sandy beaches on the door step, and a choice of plenty of local river walkways, and the Founders Park It is surrounded by three national parks. We must not forget its abundance of local wineries for free wine tasting on the way to Mapua Reserve, which has acres of nature reserve and fine sandy beaches where you can claim a piece of private beach all to yourselves.