Welcome to Nelson City!
Nelson City is a fantastic place to live, work and play! Take time to enjoy boutique shopping, designer fashions, amazing arts and crafts, great cafés and restaurants and the world-famous Markets. What is Uniquely Nelson? Uniquely Nelson is the marketing body that promotes Nelson City as a vibrant and unique destination with a diversity of offerings including retail, hospitality, arts & culture, business and services. Find out more about Uniquely Nelson.
Nelson Provincial Museum The Nelson Provincial Museum, Pupuri Taonga O Te Tai Ao is a regional museum in the city of Nelson, New Zealand. The museum showcases the Nelson region’s history, from geological origins to the stories of individuals and families. There are exhibitions that highlight topics as varied as: – The Boulder Bank – Lord Rutherford – Stories of our six local iwi (Maori) – and about Nelson’s sometimes gruesome past. Open Hours: The doors open 7 days a week at 10am and close at 5pm. (4.30pm weekends and public holidays). Closed on Christmas Day & Good Friday. The collection store & research facility at Isel Park in Stoke is open to the public Tuesday to Friday 12.30 – 4.30pm. Appointments are strongly advised to ensure that staff are available to assist.
cnr Trafalgar & Hardy Streets, Nelson, New Zealand
Craig Potton Gallery + Store was inspired by Nelson-born conservationist and photographer, Craig Potton, and opened in September 2013. Craig Potton is New Zealand’s best known landscape photographer and an ardent conservationist. In pursuit of his photography he has tramped and climbed extensively in New Zealand, its sub-Antarctic Islands, the Dry Valleys of Antarctica, the Nepal Himalaya, and more recently Poland, India and Iceland. For more than four decades he has documented the New Zealand wilderness, exploring relationships between the concept of artistic beauty and wilderness in the natural world. With the help of his wife Catherine (Director), Rachel (Gallery Manager), Tania and Christine (Gallery Assistants) the gallery now showcases Craig’s extensive body of work as well as the fine art and jewellery of some of the most significant contemporary artists in New Zealand. The gallery also showcases adult teeshirts by New Zealand brands Tumbleweed and Clothesline. We also stock a creative range of children’s gifts, clothing and books by Seedling, Tumbleweed and Potton & Burton. We also sell Alchemy candles and Blue Earth soaps for the perfect fragrant gift. As a staff we pride ourselves on being customer-focused and are always available to help. If there is a particular […]
255 Hardy Street Nelson
Welcome to The Suter Art Gallery – where art matters The Suter Art Gallery Te Aratoi o Whakatū is a memorial to the second Bishop of Nelson, Andrew Burn Suter (1830-1895). Bishop Suter and his wife Amelia travelled to Nelson in 1867 to lead the Anglican diocese and they became major figures in early Nelson society. In addition to his official duties, Bishop Suter also busied himself with artistic pursuits as a recreational painter and collector of art. In 1889 he established the Bishopdale Sketching Club (now the Nelson Suter Art Society) and served as its first President and critic. He was also a friend of the painter John Gully (1819-1888) and developed a substantial collection of that artist’s work. In 1890, the Bishop suffered a stroke which left him incapacitated for the last five years of his life. During this period he discussed his ‘long cherished wish’ to present an art gallery to the people of Nelson. Immediately after the Bishop’s death in 1895, Amelia began to realise her husband’s dream. She gifted some land, money and Bishop Suter’s art collection as the founding donation. Herself unwell, Amelia then returned to England and died barely a year after her […]
208 Bridge Street Nelson
VOLUME is a space for the best books, exceptional service and expert advice. VOLUME is your independent bookshop. Whether you’re after interesting fiction, wonderful children’s books, incisive non-fiction or the very best art and lifestyle books, come and see us! We source books from all over the world for you to discover (and if the book you want isn’t on our shelves, we will get it for you). VOLUME develops and fulfils customers’ desire to enrich their lives through the purchase of interesting books and through participation in a book-focussed community. STELLA CHRYSOSTOMOU and THOMAS KOED have between them over 35 years’ experience in the book trade. Stella has worked for several award-winning independent bookshops, was the co-ordinator of the 2016 Nelson Readers & Writers festival, and is a member of the New Zealand Book Awards Trust. Thomas has sold both new and antiquarian books, and has worked in publishing, editing and publication design. He is also listed in Nielsen Book Data as an author
15 Church Street Nelson
Places to Eat and Drink
From cafes to restaurants and everything in between Nelson City has a variety of hospitality option to choose from!
Kush Coffee Kush are roasters of character coffee – Organic, Fairtrade and Shadegrown. Enjoy a cup of delicious coffee in the Kush Coffee lounge in Church Street and watch our coffee roaster at work. Throughout the week, we have a range of yummy snacks, great for morning tea or lunch. On Sunday mornings our chef serves an awesome (cooked) breakfast. And while you’re hanging out in the lounge, why not check your e-mail using their free Wi-Fi network? Kush creates fantastic coffee by; Sourcing their beans from small producers that grow for quality rather than quantity Insisting all their coffee is shade-grown, organic, Arabica Roasting pre-blended beans in small batches Sourcing unusual varieties of beans chosen for flavour not price Ensuring all their coffee is very fresh Their passion for coffee, the quality of the beans and roasting method all ensure each batch is elegantly structured, beautifully balanced and the best coffee you could hope to find. Kush roast every day to ensure absolute freshness. You are most welcome to watch – just drop by and check when they will be roasting next. You can also buy Kush Coffee to take home and enjoy at your own place. Order online on their website or just pop […]
5 Church Street, Nelson, New Zealand
Columbus Coffee Nelson Located right in the heart of the Morrison Square shopping centre, we offer a wide variety of delicious home-made food, including an extensive breakfast menu available until 2.30pm every day. Enjoy Nelson’s best coffee while you’re checking your email on our free Wi-Fi service. Sit inside and soak up the atmosphere or enjoy Nelson’s famous sunny climate in one of our two courtyards – parking at the door. Open Hours: Monday – Friday 8am – 5.30pm Saturday 8am – 5pm Sunday 8am – 4pm
Morrison Square, Nelson, New Zealand
Nelson’s Kiwi Kai has gone from being a market stall to a bricks-and-mortar shop bringing Maori kai to the masses. Opening their doors to the public on Wednesday Kiwi Kai launched on Tuesday after a Maori blessing and a kapa haka performance. Kiwi Kai Nelson business manager Reni Wereta-Gargiulo said they were very excited about being able to offer Maori food to Nelsonians through the shop. “I’m noticing at the market that people want the food more than one day a week. “So being able to offer our kai every day of the week is very exciting.” Wereta-Gargiulo started Kiwi Kai in Nelson in 2009 and has since been a known-presence at the Nelson Saturday market as well as the Motueka market the last couple of months. She said another business named itself Kiwi Kai in Rotorua five years ago, and recently they decided to merge the two businesses. Kiwi Kai Rotorua business partner Chris Poipoi said the Nelson shop, in the old Tozzetti bakery site, was the first step towards building the Kiwi Kai brand into a franchise. “It’s a massive journey that we’re realising. It’s very exciting and there’s emotions involved in it as well as relief that […]
41 Halifax Street 7010 Nelson, New Zealand
Bacco Bar and Restaurant Dining out? Join us at Bacco Bar and Restaurant in the heart of Nelson City. Where fine food, good company and great wines meet. Stonegrill dining is an exciting and interactive experience that presents your meal cooking on a heated sizzling stone to your table. Open for breakfast every morning where you can try our traditional breakfast of bacon and eggs or select an item from our display cabinet to compliment your choice of coffee. For dinner why not try something from our menu like prime fillet steak or Chefs fish of the day to name a few. Breakfast 9.00am – 11.30am Lunch 11.30am – 2.30-ish Bar Menu 2.30pm – 5.30pm Dinner 5.30am – till late Snacks available all day Our decor expresses the history and beautiful natural surrounds of Nelson, like the Boulder Bank, Appleby River and the Waimea Plains. Memorabilia from the old prospectors and businesses line the walls complimenting the old photos from the past. Monthly art displays from local artists also feature. We have selected the best of Nelson and Marlborough wines and foods, presenting them to you in a form to be savoured. Check out our website for our new menu www.baccorestaurant.co.nz Open Hours: Monday – Sunday 9am – late
295 Trafalgar Street, Nelson, New Zealand
Lambrettas The busy café that captures what Nelson is all about; sunshine, fresh food, great coffee, fine wine and people meeting people. Local and visiting “foodies” value the freshly prepared selection of: • salads • gourmet Italian pizzas and pasta • sweet and savoury cabinet delights • Pomeroy’s Coffee • and a breakfast menu served until 3pm so bring the kids and scoot on down. Rhys and Leanne Odey – the original owners – and their hard-working team will be pleased to serve you. Look for the two scooters to guide you in. Open Hours: Monday – Saturday 8am – 4pm Sunday 8.30am – 3pm Extended hours over summer
204 Hardy Street, Nelson, New Zealand