Getting Around

On Bicycle

Best way how to explore Nelson City in beatiful suny day. A few bicycleas are available for guests so if you will book them, will be ready for your ride.

By Bus

In case of rain or longer trip you can use a bus to run by the citycouncil.

Car Rentals

is a viable option with drop off stations all around both the North and South Islands. The rent is affordable but it is mandatory to have vehicle insurance when renting, most rental companies offer it as part of a package. Make sure to shop around to secure the best deal.

Car Purchase

is a good option if you wish to travel at your own pace and comfort. Notice boards in backpackers and hostels are a good place to start to look for one. Although it is not a legal requirement in New Zealand to have vehicle insurance we would recommend you get insurance, it's relatively cheap and it's better be safe than sorry.

By Sea 

If you are not traveling by air you will have to take one of the ferrys that offers a service between Picton and Wellington. Two companies offer this service.

By Air

Nelson Airport is New Zealands fourth busiest commercial airport. Shopping around to get the best deal is a very good idea: