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.
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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
Nearing its 40th anniversary, the Nelson Market is an integral part of the Nelson community, bringing crowds into the central city on Saturday mornings. The market was launched by Nita Knight in the late 1970s. She was struck by the vibrancy of the region and the range of arts and crafts produced here. Held first in the Miller’s Acres Carpark, it quickly outgrew this space and was moved to Montgomery Square. As the Nelson region has grown, the range of products available has dramatically increased. Alongside the likes of potters, woodworkers and fibre artists, there is now a substantial variety of food stuffs; chocolate and cheesemakers, fresh produce and nuts for example, along with an abundance of locally made clothing, jewellery and many crafts. Takeaway foods with local and international flavours are very popular thanks to the large range of food carts. The Nelson Market has been a business incubator for many brands that have gone on to achieve both national, and in some cases, international success. Pic’s Peanut Butter, Anathoth Jams and Hogarth Chocolates are but a few of these. It would be a rare visitor to Nelson who doesn’t know about the Nelson Market before they arrive. It […]
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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
The Vic Mac’s Brewbar Home of Mac’s Beers. Great food, great value. Plus live music, ALL in the heart of Nelson. The Vic Brew Bar celebrates all that is Nelson. From our vast stocks of Nelson’s original craft beer, Mac’s, to fresh locally produced food, cosy atmosphere and fast friendly service. It’s no wonder The Vic is a staple of the local hospitality industry! PLUS the Vic Upper Room is open for meetings, conference and functions. Click here to find out What’s Brewin at the Vic Click here for Menus at the Vic – go on torture yourself further, take a look at what’s on offer on our menus. Click here to find out What’s Pouring out the taps of the Vic Open Hours: Daily from 11.00am til late For more information please give us a call.
281 Trafalgar Street, Nelson, New Zealand