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  • LANGUAGE English
  • FLYING TIME 29 hrs 10 mins
  • TIME ZONE GMT + 12

Nelson holidays stand out as a centre for outdoor activities and boasts a network of tramping, and biking tracks

Tailor Made Holidays to Nelson

At Inspiration Holidays, we pride ourselves on tailoring holidays to Nelson that are designed around your needs and expectations and not ours. We have a range of Nelson holiday offers that we have negotiated special or exclusive deals on. We can also arrange multi centre Nelson holiday itineraries as well as tours and excursions in Nelson. For more information on our Nelson holidays, call an Inspiration Holidays tailor-made expert on and speak to one of our reservation experts who will be able to help you plan the perfect holiday in Nelson.

Destination Overview

Surrounded by mountain ranges, holidays to Nelson allow visitors to look out over Tasman Bay towards snow capped mountains, the Kahurangi National Park, and the Abel Tasman National Park. The scenery you witness on your Nelson holiday is breath taking. You will have plenty of Nelson holiday photos to share with your friends.

The ebb and flow of the tides and the changing light reflected from the waters of Tasman Bay and Golden Bay alter the colours of the landscape from one moment to the next and enhance the region as a top tourist destination and a haven for artists and crafts people.

Regularly boasting more sunshine hours than any other area in New Zealand and with the mountains, beaches, and native forests of the Nelson Lakes, Abel Tasman, and Kahurangi National Parks, Nelson holidays stand out as a centre for outdoor activities and boasts a network of tramping, and biking tracks.

Nelson City and Richmond, the main town of Tasman province, are both excellent shopping centres that are a pleasure to browse and can be enjoyed as a day out in themselves. Interspersed with these are many restaurants and cafes open for breakfasts, lunches, and evening meals.

When to visit Nelson


Do you need inspiration for when to go on holiday to Nelson? Give the team of experts at Inspiration Holidays a call and we will help you plan your Nelson holiday at the best time of year for your requirements. Although our Nelson holiday search tool will allow you to search for Nelson holiday prices upto 11 months in advance, we can also price holidays to Nelson for 2025 and 2026. We can advise on the best time to travel on your Nelson holiday based on Nelson weather, special events in Nelson or even when the crowds in Nelson are at their lowest.


The forecast is good: Marlborough and Nelson soak up some of New Zealand’s sunniest weather, with January and February the warmest months when daytime temperatures average 22°C. July is the coldest, averaging 12°C.

However, the top of the South sees some wonderful winter weather, with frosty mornings often giving way to sparklingly clear skies and T-shirt temperatures. The rumours are true: it is wetter and more windswept the closer you get to the West Coast. From around Christmas to mid-February, the top of the South teems with Kiwi holidaymakers, so plan ahead during this time and be prepared to jostle for position with a load of jandal-wearing families.

Top Attractions

You haven't been to a destination until you have seen its most famous attractions! The team at Inspiration Holidays have put together our recommendations of some of the top attractions in Nelson. If you are looking for advice about the attactions you should visit during your holiday in Nelson, give one of our tailor made holiday experts a call on