For up to date information on the vineyards and what is happening when... check out this website and plan your wine tasting afternoon.
Saturday Market - 8am - 1pm
No fleas in this market - hang out with the locals and tourists alike ... sample local produce from honey to Doris' sausages, organic fruit and veg to cupcakes. Buy some pressies to take home or just have a coffee at the coffee kart and meet some locals!
WOW - The World of Wearable Art and Classic Cars Museum
Located just out of town head down to WOW and marvel at the beautiful creations. Give yourself a couple of hours to study the wearable artwork and then head into drape yourself over the Classic Cars - a definite MUST DO in Nelson. Go a little bit hungry because the cafe is great.
Suter Art Gallery - Queens Gardens
The 3rd oldest Art Museum in NZ is currently being remodernised/rebuilt. It usually holds a nationally significant collection of art and presents a dynamic program of exhibitions. It is temporariiy relocated to Halifax Street with the famous Suter cafe also on site. Say Hi to Katrina in the cafe and tell her you are from the Tango Festival ... she will look after you! While you are there check out the limited but great collection on display next door in the gallery.
Nelson Lakes, Rabbit Island, Vineyards
These are all only a fabulous day trip away. Check out the Nelson Tourism site for more info on the delights which await you.
Visit some local wood working, ceramic and French inspired galleries in the Fishing Village of Mapua, great cafes too for brekkie!
Jens Hansen Gold and Silversmiths
Located by the Cathedral on Trafalgar Square, the workshop of the Lord of the Rings ring has to be included in your walk around the town. Pop into the shop and the friendly staff will show you the Lord of the Rings ring and their fine selection of contemporary jewellery.
For more info on what’s on in nelson check out www.itson.co.nz