Conferences & Events Ltd | Po Box 1254 | Nelson 7010 | Ph: 03 546 6022 | Destination Nelson A gem amongst gems Nelson region is well recognised for it's diversity of landscape, culture, art  and being blessed with the most hospitable of climates. Couple this with the ease of access to it's  multitude of visitor opportunities and you have one of New Zealand's premier destinations.The focal  point for the “Top of the South”, Nelson offers choice “par excellence” be it:  The great outdoors - snow capped mountains to golden beaches Sophistication - in fine dining, award winning wines and wineries, world class art.  A welcoming friendliness that brings visitors back year after year  You will find it here cradled within protective mountains on the shores of Tasman Bay.  The Outdoors  Unique for it's placement close to 3 National Parks, Kahurangi, Abel Tasman, and Nelson Lakes with  their multitude of associated ancillary areas Nelson offers outdoor experiences for all tastes and  aptitudes. You can choose from the extremes of skydiving, rock climbing, white water rafting  through to the more moderate adventures of sailing, horse trekking, the Skywire, cycling, and  tramping down to the sheer indulgence of simply lying in the sun on a golden beach, waiter poured  champagne at hand. If it's outdoors you can likely do it here somewhere.  The Arts  Again unique in that the Nelson region has more working artists per capita than anywhere else in  the country and displaying a depth and range of recognised talent you are unlikely to match. Nelson  has internationally recognised attractions such as: The World of Wearable Art and Collectable Cars Museum Höglund Art Glass International Glass Centre Home of  Lord of the Rings “One Ring”  Potters, Sculptors, Painters, Ceramic artists, Jewellers, Performing Artists and more  Artisans of all types in wood, metal, fabric, architectural, stone.  A multitude of galleries big and small for viewing this stunningly diverse range.   Culture & Heritage  Nelson has a unique history bringing together a rich weaving of traditions and culture spanning the  times of the earliest Maori, the arrival of the first European settlers with their many colourful  cultural mixes, the days of Nelson being a “Sleepy Hollow”, through to the current cosmopolitan  mix. Today Nelson offers many ways you can interact with this rich history and living culture for  example:  Nelson's new contemporary museum in the City Centre, with the biggest historical photograph collection in the country.  An arranged visit to the Whakatu Marae, paddle a Waka or take a Maori guided bush walk How did the early European settlers live? Try Founders Park and Broadgreen House Machinery buffs have the Pidgeon Steam Museum The Treasured Pathway provides a tour of the human and natural history of the region. Nelson also widely known for it's world class wines and cuisine, and not just for teasing the palate  with eclectic exquisitness, but as an expression of  a rich culinary culture as presented by the many  fine chefs and vintners from around the globe that have chosen to add a sparkle to the jewel that is  Nelson. Experience the rich diversity of the Saturday Market in  Nelson, a vibrant mix of art, craft, produce and exotic  food in the City Centre. This and many other markets  around the district offer you the opportunity to  participate in the local community or instead you can  park up in one of the many cafes and boutique bars and  simply relax and watch the flow of Nelson's vilbrant  community.  Air Travel New Zealand offer a wide range of fares and if your are  planning to travel by air call the airline or your local travel agent early to obtain the best airfares.  To book online go here or Phone: 0800 737 000 "Everyone Matters" "Seize the Moment" Follow us on: Find us on: Supported by: