Nelson is the city where all Kiwis would love to live.


Nelson is a seaside city at the top of the South Island of New Zealand, surrounded by three beautiful national parks and a population of 50,600.

The city of Nelson was established in 1841 and is the oldest city on the south island and the second one in New Zealand.

Nelson is a great city for walking, cycling, swimming, sailing and mountain biking. Also, you can enjoy walking in the city centre for shopping, visiting museums and parks and having coffee.

Life in Nelson is interesting, convenient and lively, without big-city hassles. You can walk and cycle everywhere. You’ll find a lot to love about this great little city.

Nelson is a city you will never want to leave!!!

Most popular sights, tourist attractions and things to do and see in Nelson

  • Abel Tasman National Park hiking.
  • Centre of New Zealand.
  • Christ Church Cathedral.
  • Classic cars museum.
  • Farmers’ Market.
  • Founders Park.
  • Gardens of the World.
  • Harwoods Hole Walk.
  • Miyazu Garden.
  • Natureland Zoo.
  • Nelson mountain adventure.
  • Nelson Provincial Museum.
  • Queen's Gardens.
  • Rabbit island.
  • Skywire experience.
  • Tahunanui Beach.
  • Vortex Wind Karting.

Most important events and festivals in Nelson

  • Bay Dreams Nelson.
  • Cherry Blossom Festival.
  • Light Nelson.
  • Mask Parade & Carnivale.
  • Nelson Arts Festival.
  • Nelson Buskers Festival.
  • Nelson Jazz Festival.
  • Nelson Lantern Celebration.
  • Nelson Wine & Food Festival.
  • New Zealand Cider Festival.
  • Race Unity Day.

Why Nelson is the best city to live and study English

Nelson is a great little welcoming city with a wonderful community.

English Language School “Nelson English Centre” is right in the heart of Nelson, opposite the historic cathedral and gardens. You can explore the city cafes, restaurants and shops from the school's door.

Listen to street musicians on tree-lined Trafalgar Street. Relax on the banks of the Maitai River after the English class.


CountryNew Zealand
Population (hab)50,600
Altitude (m.a.s.l.)14

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Nelson English Centre

Nelson English Centre

English language school in Nelson leading English schools in New Zealand with professional and experienced teachers


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Home Tuition full immersion in New Zealand

Home Tuition full immersion in New Zealand

Private English Language classes in New Zealand living at the teacher's house that you can combine with sports activities and cultural excursions