21 Muritai St., Tahunanui,, Nelson, 7011, New Zealand
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green waters so inviting
Sunset at McKee
A beach at Golden Bay in the Nelson region
Sea Kayaking @ Kaiteriteri
Travel Tips for Nelson
Rabbit Island is about 20km west of Nelson (15 minutes drive from Nelson) & is a popular picnic spot. The island is reachable by a bridge that crosses the estuary behind the island. Most of the island is pine plantations, with a public picnic area in the middle of the front beach. The gates are closed @ sunset and there is no overnight stays allowed, so make sure you pack up & leave by the time set. There is a sign by the entrance gates letting you know what time the gates will be closing that day.
Touted as the sunniest place in New Zealand, Nelson is often used as a base for exploring the Marlborough wine region and Abel Tasman National Park. It’s a clean, attractive, and manageable city but with no particular charm or character. And, as much as I wanted to like it, I couldn’t help but get the impression that it is as pretentious and phony as the people who love it so much. Indeed, it’s one of those places whose slick packaging tends to mask the fact that it is nothing special and everything about it is decidedly mediocre and overpriced.