Nelson Travel Guide

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    limestone cliffs a few kms from Nelson
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Nelson Things to Do

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    the river and one of its limestone cliff sections

    by Kate-Me Updated Apr 4, 2011

    From Nelson, most days of the week cruise boats are operating.

    One particular cruise will take you from the Nelson wharf up to the Princess Margaret Rose caves, where a cave tour is optional.

    The cruise is about 3 1/2 hours return.

    Glenelg River Cruises (and the boats are named "Nelson Explorer", "Nelson Endeavour" & "Pompei's Pride"

    Current prices (2007) Adults $25, Children $10, Seniors $22.50, family (2 + 2) : $60.

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    • Cruise
    • Family Travel

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    by Kate-Me Updated Feb 16, 2007

    No shortage of water activities - Kayaking, boating, fishing, even house boating on a small scale.
    We brought our own Kayak with us, but you can hire them from Nelson Boat & Canoe Hire on the Jetty in Nelson (also drop offs can be arranged)

    Their website: www.nelsonboatandcanoehire.com.au
    (incl Paddleboats, canoes/kayaks, motor boats, and a camper craft)

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    • Budget Travel
    • Kayaking

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    by Kate-Me Written Feb 15, 2007

    The road between Nelson & Princess Margaret Rose Caves doesn't often follow the river, so lookout points aren't very numerous. The best one we found was the elevated lookout near Donovan's Landing.

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    • Budget Travel
    • Road Trip

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Nelson Nightlife

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    by Kate-Me Written Feb 16, 2007

    For nightlife in Nelson, this place looks pretty much like all there is. It's easy to find - just across from the jetty, the caravan park, the info centre, and the takeaway shop.

    You can also buy takeaway alcohol and have budget accommodation here ($50 double incl breakfast)

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    • Beer Tasting
    • Wine Tasting

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