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Nelson, South Island
New Zealand

Nelson, South Island, New Zealand.
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Nelson offers an irresistible blend of lifestyle and stunning landscapes at the top northwest corner of the South Island. Southern Alps peaks, fertile plains and the great sweep of golden beaches combine to make Nelson a gem of a destination for gay and lesbian travelers. Nelson is surrounded by mountains on three sides with Tasman Bay on the other and the region is the gateway to Abel Tasman National Park, Kahurangi National Park, Lakes Rotoiti and Rotoroa in the Nelson Lakes National Park.

Staying in the Nelson region is an experience in itself. Nelson has a good choice in gay and lesbian accommodation options ranging from backpacker originals to luxury lodges, and everything in between. This includes international-standard hotels, motels on the seafront, historic bed and breakfasts, rambling holiday parks in the countryside, restored cottages and home-hosted stays on picturesque Nelson farms and orchards.

Few places combine culture and heritage, landscape and leisure, sunshine and sculpture, and fine wine and fabulous food. Nelson has it all; a vibrant urban centre, boutique shops, art galleries, theatres, street cafés, restaurants, nightclubs, historic buildings, Christ Church Cathedral, Queens Gardens, a waterfront, thriving port and marina, Maitai River, Tahunanui Beach. Add to this the highest number of sunshine hours in New Zealand and Nelson is a tourist winner.

The region around Nelson is known for its variety of fresh produce and seafood. Much is exported worldwide and the chefs in the various Nelson restaurants have created many award-winning dishes. Combine the great food with award winning Nelson wines and Nelson beers and you’re sure of a gastronomic delight.

Nelson is a town of festivals. Nelson Arts Festival in October heralds the beginning of the summer festival season. Music lovers come for the biennial Nelson School of Music Winter Music Festival, the Adam New Zealand Festival of Chamber Music and the annual Jazz Festival. The “Taste Nelson” festival at Founders Park highlights this region's gastronomy, the Festival of Possibilities features well-being and wonderment, while the Suter International Film Festival screens 20 non-Hollywood films in late May to June every year. And don’t forget the Nelson Kite Festival attracting kite lovers from around New Zealand and from overseas.

For the adventure seeker, Nelson activities include horse trekking, 4 wheel driving , white water rafting, kayaking, caving, sailing, jet boating, rafting, golfing, fishing , shooting, skiing, or just having a walk. These are all available within 2 hours drive of the Nelson City Centre.

So, if your looking for a four season destination offering something different with each passing month, then Nelson, South Island, New Zealand has plenty to offer the gay and lesbian traveler.

Nelson Gay and Lesbian Hotels, Inns, and Guest Houses

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