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
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 […]
15 B Ajax Avenue 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
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
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
FORD’S One of Nelson’s best established restaurants. Combining fresh local ingredients with experienced chefs to create delicious dishes. From seafood to wild game – choosing will be difficult! FORD’S was awarded the Hallmark of Excellence Award for beef and lamb in their first year, and every year thereafter. The contemporary and intimate interior invites you to enjoy breakfast, lunch, dinner or a quiet drink with friends. If you’re seated outside you look south to the Cathedral steps and north down Trafalgar Street boulevard. Garry and Kerry Ford welcome you to their restaurant. After many years owning the renowned White Morph Restaurant in Kaikoura, the Ford’s brought their unique approach to contemporary dining to their home town of Nelson; its success speaks for itself! DINNER MENU LUNCH MENU BREAKFAST MENU HOURS OF SERVICE: We are open 7 days a week Breakfast & coffee Monday to Friday from 8am, Saturday & Sunday from 9am Lunch 11am till 3pm Dinner 5.30pm till late Tapas menu available at all other times
276 Trafalgar Street, Nelson, New Zealand