Nelson to Hamilton 1 hour 50 mins (via a 30 min stopover in Palmerston North)
Hamilton to Nelson 1 hour 50 mins (via a 30 min stopover in Palmerston North)
Nelson to Palmerston North (50 mins)
Palmerston North to Nelson (50 mins)
Nelson to Wellington (40 mins)
Wellington to Nelson (40 mins)
The top of the South Island regularly boasts the highest annual sunshine hours in the country. With its climate, beaches and bays, national parks and booming arts and crafts scene the region is a jewel of New Zealand tourism.
Come for a weekend, for one of the many festivals of arts, music or food and wine, or come for a longer holiday.
The region is a paradise for walkers with its three National parks within 90 minutes of the city; from the beautiful sandy beaches of Abel Tasman, to the tranquility of the Nelson Lakes, to the Kahurangi and its spectacular bush, and the hiking and biking of the famed Heaphy Track.
Beautiful local beaches stretch from Tahunanui in Nelson to the golden crescent of Totaranui in Golden Bay, the unofficial laid-back capital of New Zealand.
There are wonderful wineries dotted throughout Tasman’s rolling hills and plains where you can sample luscious local Pinot Noir, or aromatic Rieslings and Pinot Gris. Or try the huge range of wonderful beers in what’s regarded as the country’s craft brewing capital.
You’re bound to find a wine or beer to match the many locally grown foods you’ll find in cafés and restaurants from high end to cheap and cheerful. And the coffee is always good!
How do I get to Nelson airport?
Nelson Airport is located on Trent Drive, about 8km from the Nelson CBD and 9km from Richmond. Nelson City Taxis, Sun City Taxis, Super Shuttle and Uber all offer services to and from the airport.
Is there a bus to and from Nelson airport?
No, but some tour bus companies operate an airport pick up or drop off by prior arrangement. Contact the Nelson i-Site for more information. There are shuttles, rental cars, taxis and Uber rides available to and from the airport.
Does Uber pick up at Nelson Airport?
Yes, Uber picks up at Nelson Airport.
Where do I check in for Originair at Nelson Airport?
The Originair check-in counter is located to the left as you enter the main terminal.