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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Rental Car Location
“If you are flying to Nelson, Europcar is very handy located at the airport.”
  • 1 local recommends
Clothing Store
  • 3 locals recommend
Airport
  • 1 local recommends
Gas Station
“Suburban Nelson. Stoke is in the centre of Nelson, the CBD 10 minutes to the north, Richmond 10 minutes south. Lots of walkways, historic houses, cafes, parks all just a stones-throw. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Locality
“Lovely walk / bike trail along the river with swimming holes and picnic spots. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Home Goods Store
“Really nice kitchenware and giftware - high quality and some interesting items. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Gas Station
  • 1 local recommends
Hospital
  • 1 local recommends
Supermarket
“5 minutes walk. Great place to stock up on healthy treats and everyday food items. Freshly milled peanut butter - best value, no additives. They also have a coffee shop and do the most amazing real fruit ice creams - with a vegan coconut ice cream option - to die for!”
  • 1 local recommends
Supermarket
“If you like fresh milk then take a wander over to Oaklands at the corner of Suffolk and Saxton Roads where you can buy farm fresh milk direct. You can either buy a bottle there or take one of your own to fill. Oaklands milk - - nothing added and nothing taken away – it’s pure, fresh, wholesome milk as nature intended - comes only from A2 tested cows which may improve digestibility, especially for those who struggle with dairy intolerance. - is not raw milk and it is not homogenised. It is pasteurised - is Fresh from the farm to you.”
  • 1 local recommends
Hospital
  • 1 local recommends
Dentist
  • 1 local recommends
Gas Station
  • 1 local recommends
Furniture / Home Store
“Brilliant modern designs, some scandinavian, high quality. Beside furnitures and homeware products, they also sells unique gifts, clocks, games, anything and everything memorable. Give it a try and don't miss this store!”
  • 1 local recommends

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“Perhaps Nelson’s most popular beachfront​ restaurant with award-winning cuisine, specialising in local seafood. ”
  • 39 locals recommend
Restaurant
“One of my favorite place for dinner. Excellent food, always a pleasure. Booking essential.”
  • 27 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Our favorite, no bookings, so you may need to wait but no usually for too long. Its always humming and busy whatever night you go and the food is amazing. If you are looking for an experience this is the place to go. We recommend if possible to grab a seat along the bench by the open kitchen, you get to see what they do plus you may get an extra treat. Even the little dots of sauce on your plate burst with flavor. ”
  • 28 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The best Vegetarian Restaurant in town! Ecclectic Decor and atmosphere to boot! ”
  • 27 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Not just fish on the menu! Eat central Nelson, (next to the Cathedral steps). Recommended: the view down Trafalgar street from the upper steps.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Restaurant
“$$-$$$ Splendid food and service. Beautiful view (choose the upstairs seats by the window). A very reasonable price, considering the quality they offer. A hidden gem!”
  • 13 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Best seafood chowder Or order the platter to share Great staff and menu suits everyone ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Thai Restaurant
“ Tahunanui Waterfront. Stylish and affordable Thai cuisine. Affordably priced.”
  • 16 locals recommend

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