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Guided Walking Tour of Nelson, NZ

Whether it’s your first time in Nelson or you’re a seasoned visitor (or local!), our 1.5-2 hour ‘Nelson in a Nutshell’ walking tour will bring this stunning and diverse city to life. Your tour guide, Dianne, is a ‘born and bred’ Nelsonian, who knows all the hidden gems, and with a unique insight gives you a true flavour of the real Nelson. Discover Trafalgar Street, Christ Church Cathedral, Lord of the Rings Jeweller – Jens Hansen, Queen’s Gardens, Suter Art Gallery, the Centre of New Zealand and so much more in between. Prepare to be impressed!

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90 to 120 minutes


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No tour options available.

  • What's included :
    • Bottled water - Water bottles are available and there are refilling stations along the walk
    • Sun Cream available to use
    • Sun Hat - to use if you haven't got your own
    • Fans - hand-held available to use, if required
    • Tour Guide
    • Tour commentary
    • Entry/Admission - Christ Church Cathedral
    • Entry/Admission - Jens Hansen Gold and Silversmith
    • Entry/Admission - Queen's Gardens
    • Entry/Admission - The Suter Art Gallery Nelson
    • Entry/Admission - Centre of New Zealand
    • Entry/Admission - Nelson i-SITE Visitor Information Centre
    What's excluded :
    • Lunch
    • Gratuities
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Christ Church Cathedral, Church Hill, Nelson New Zealand

    Stroll up the main street of Nelson, viewing the varied architecture and art installations, until we reach the Cathedral which is a focal point of the city.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Jens Hansen Gold and Silversmith, 320 Trafalgar Square, Nelson 7010 New Zealand

    Lord of the Rings jeweller and studio, visit. Glass-blowing demonstration and gallery.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Queen's Gardens, Bridge Street, Nelson New Zealand

    Making our way down Hardy Street, with a vast array of architecture from all era's, we enter the stunning Victorian gardens - take in the scents and sights of these spectacular grounds.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: The Suter Art Gallery Nelson, 208 Bridge Street, Nelson New Zealand

    Explore Nelson's foremost gallery with diverse exhibitions that will have you captivated.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Centre of New Zealand, Nelson 7010 New Zealand

    Learn about the trigonometrical and gravitational centres of New Zealand. A walk to the monument at the top of the hill can be made separately if you're keen!

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Nelson i-SITE Visitor Information Centre, 77 Trafalgar Street Millers Acre Centre, Nelson 7040 New Zealand

    Amble along the luscious banks of the Maitai River back to the i-Site Centre.

    Duration: 10 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Nelson i-SITE, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    • The walk is on sealed surfaces, mostly flat. Where there are a few steps, there is a ramp alternative for easy access
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.



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Organised by Sunny Nelson Tours

Activity ID: V-117782P1

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