Attractions

Top Choice Museum in Nelson

World of WearableArt & Classic Cars Museum

Nelson is the birthplace of New Zealand's most inspiring fashion show, the annual World of WearableArt Awards Show. You can see 70 or so current and past entries in this museum's several sensory-overloading gallerie…
Top Choice Museum in Blenheim

Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre

This exceptionally brilliant museum houses film-director Peter Jackson's collection of original and replica Great War aircraft, brought to life in a series of dioramas that depict dramatic wartime scenes, such as th…
Top Choice Winery in Blenheim

Saint Clair Estate

Prepare to be blown away by the Pioneer Block and Reserve range sauvignon blanc and pinot noir. Decent cafe on-site.
Top Choice Winery in Blenheim

Framingham

Consistent, quality wines including exceptional riesling and stellar stickies.
Top Choice Beach in Nelson

Tahuna Beach

Nelson's primo playground takes the form of an epic sandy beach (with lifeguards in summer) backed by dunes, and a large grassy parkland with a playground, an espresso cart, a hydroslide, bumper boats, a roller-skat…
Top Choice Winery in Ruby Coast & Moutere Hills

Waimea

Just 2km from Richmond you'll hit Waimea winery, where a diverse range of interesting wines is available to taste. On-site is the deservedly popular Cellar Door.
Winery in Blenheim

Te Whare Ra

Compact, hands-on winery creating gorgeous sauvignon blanc, riesling, gewürztraminer and pinot gris.
Winery in Blenheim

Yealands Estate

Zero-carbon winemaking on a grand scale at this space-age winery near Seddon; tours by arrangement.
Museum in Nelson

Founders Heritage Park

Two kilometres from the city centre, this park comprises a replica historic village with a museum, gallery displays, and artisan products such as chocolate and clothing. It makes for a fascinating wander, which you …
Museum in Picton

Edwin Fox Maritime Museum

Purportedly the world’s ninth-oldest surviving wooden ship, the Edwin Fox was built near Calcutta and launched in 1853. During its chequered career it carried troops to the Crimean War, convicts to Australia and imm…