Find Hotel in Nelson –
After my stop-over in Singapore, on my first round the world trip, my next stop was Nelson in New Zealand. It was 1980 and I was very exited to see my brother and his wife again after more than 2 years, they had left The Netherlands and emigrated to New Zealand.
Nelson is a beautiful town with nowedays around 50600 inhabitants, it’s located in the north of the south island, right on the waterfront in the Tasman Bay, a wonderful peace of paradise. I stayed 6 months in NZ, traveled around on the south island mostly and helped my brother rebuilding their house they bought in “The Glen”, a small hamlet which belongs to the community of Nelson, with an fantastic view on the Tasman Bay.
In 2005 and 2006 I went back to New Zealand, also to visit Nelson again, I was curious to see how it had changed. Well, positively surprised about what differents were made. It didn’t lost it’s friendly and open atmosphere at all, it felt bigger, but that was caused by so many new developments, specially at the waterfront. Overall to me, Nelson had changed from 2 to 4 stars, and if I see images and videos about Nelson today, it went maybe up to 5 stars! By the way, don’t forget to visit The Abel Tasman National Park, it’s paradise on earth. For more information about New Zealand, you can visit our special New Zealand page on our main website.
The video below gives you a warm taste of what Nelson is like with surroundings and things to do, enjoy.