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Port Nelson welcome’s Cruise Ships to Whakatū Nelson, the sunniest region in New Zealand and the best little city in the top of the South Island. 

Nelson City is renowned for its cuisine, arts, culture and outstanding scenery that surrounds the city. Everything is within easy walking distance. The port provides regular free city shuttles from shipside to the Nelson i-SITE or passengers can stretch their legs with a 2km (20 minute) walk from the Port to the city centre. 

Nelson has something for everyone, whether you are a foodie, shopaholic, art collector or outdoor adventurer. Start your day with a locally roasted coffee, take a stroll through the weekend or Wednesday markets, then head to one of the many cafés to taste their locally sourced menus with one of Nelson’s many fine wines or craft beers. 

Nelson’s boutiques and galleries are not to be missed, offering a range of products from clothing through to the ultimate Kiwi memento. 

View the Nelson Experience brochure in the document tab.  

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