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Geographically speaking, Nelson is the center of New Zealand, and this is certainly the city’s biggest claim to fame. It’s also one of the oldest settled cities in the country, so there’s a lot to see and do in this city. Located at the region known as the Nelson Tasman, Nelson is just a few hours north of Wellington and located among some of the most stunning coastal scenery in the country. As Nelson is one of the most populated cities in New Zealand, the Nelson Airport is one of the busiest and serves flights to most of the region’s largest cities.

Some of Nelson’s oldest buildings are certainly a must-see, such as the Christ Church Cathedral, which is an iconic landmark of the city and one of the most photographed attractions. The church is still in operation and serves the community on a regular basis, and people often visit to hear the choir. On the other hand, Suter Art Gallery is another iconic landmark that also serves as a great museum and art gallery, containing a large collection of works by major artists.

In the Nelson center is located the often visited Center of New Zealand Monument, which marks the geographic point of the country along with a beautiful view of the rest of the city from the top of the hill. It’s a great place for a tourist phot opportunity, but also a relaxing afternoon along the walkways and small cafes in the area. As one of the biggest and most populated cities in the country, Nelson certainly has a great deal to offer any visitor, including the nature lovers and adventure seekers.

Find out where the rest of Nelson’s hotels, attractions, and must-see destinations are located by exploring the interactive map on this page.