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.
BILL BURKE, LOCAL NELSON ARTIST AND PICTURE FRAMER Living in Little Kaiteriteri with views up towards the Abel Tasman National Park, the golden sands and azure waters of this scenic location have been the inspiration for many of Bill Burke’s paintings. His oil and pastel artworks are often quirky, capturing subtle nuances, from the satisfied expression of a sow lying on her side feeding her piglets, to the weather-worn face of an old farmer standing in a corrugated iron shed. Bill says he paints pretty much whatever catches his eye, and is as much known for his colourful landscapes, busy maritime scenes and farmyard animals, as he is for his portrayal of people. From an early age Bill Burke’s passion and focus has always been drawing and painting. He began drawing with pen & ink while at Nelson College, holding his first exhibition as a nineteen year old at the Chez Elco Gallery, drawing old Nelson historic homes and buildings. Bill spent a number of years painting in watercolour before introducing oils and then pastels, wonderfully recording New Zealand’s unique light and vibrant colours. Bill’s extremely polished technical skills are evident in his works and his painterly approach has often […]
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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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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
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 […]
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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
Opening Hours: Mon-Sat 11am-3pm; 5pm-10pm Closed Sunday Dine in or takeaway. Licensed
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Burger Culture is a combination of many talented folks with the same vision; here’s some of those people. For the most part, we’re all related – 99% of the time this is a good thing. There’s mum and dad, also known as Ian and Sally – who are the absolute foundation for our success in business, the most selfless old codgers you could imagine, and without them, none of this would be possible. Ian has decades of experience in running businesses, consultancy work and personal growth. Sally has been moulding the minds of our youth as a teacher since she was a young whipper-snapper, so knows how to keep us all in line!
279 Trafalgar Street Nelson
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
Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-5.30pm Sat 9am-5pm Sun 9am-4pm
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