Food, Wine and Beer

Wine and craft beer enthusiasts will find the cellar doors of passionate winemakers and brewers open and foodies will discover fabulous produce and seafood as they dine among the vines, along the waterfront, in the heart of Nelson City, or you discover secret country cafés or the quaint seaside village of Mapua.

Nelson has a great range of quality restaurants, cafes and bars in the inner city, along the waterfront and at Tahunanui Beach. Nelson's central business district is home to over 600 retail outlets so make sure you spend some time looking around the tree lined streets and quaint heart of the city.

The Tasman District is home to 28 boutique wineries, dotted across the picturesque hills and plains of the region's wine growing country with inviting cellar doors and restaurants to sample award winning wines.

New Zealand’s hop crop thrives in ideal growing conditions under the Nelson Tasman sun. The region is also home to more craft breweries (11) per head of the population than anywhere else in the country.