Nelson

One of the sunniest cities in New Zealand, Nelson is the perfect spot to base yourself while you spend some time exploring the stunning surrounding landscapes. The region's diverse geography captures everything from the long golden beaches to untouched forests and rugged mountains. Situated in the north of New Zealand's South Island, glampers who visit Nelson can also visit the Abel Tasman National Park, plus visiting Golden Bay, the road trip there is an extraordinary experience in itself - a scenic drive over Takaka Hill, the marble mountain, not forgetting experiencing the wines produced in the area, Nelson wineries are accessible by bike trails. In addition to the stunning countryside, Nelson has long been a magnet for creative people with more than 350 working artists and craftspeople, visit their galleries and view the traditional, contemporary and Maori art.