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What are the best things to do in Nelson?
By visiting the Miyazu Garden while away on Dunedin to Nelson return flights, you can transport yourself to the landscapes of Japan for a spell. The Miyazu Garden was built to celebrate the relationship between Nelson and its Japanese sister city, Miyazu. The garden has reflective ponds, bonsai trees, cherry trees, and an authentic tea house alongside other landscape elements that will make you feel like you’re in the Land of the Rising Sun.
Abel Tasman National Park Coast Track
Abel Tasman National Park is one of the main draws for visitors who book tickets to Nelson from Dunedin. One of the best ways to experience the park is along the Abel Tasman National Park Coast Track. In total, the track stretches for 60 kilometres (37 miles) and takes between three and five days to complete. Completing the entire track will make for an unforgettable experience while holidaying on your flights Dunedin to Nelson. If you don’t want to commit several days to the trail, you could also hike a section of it to enjoy breathtaking coastal views, beaches, and waterfalls.
Centre of New Zealand Monument
In the 1840s, land surveyors marked this spot as the centre of New Zealand as a base for their measurements. Even though it’s not the exact geographical centre of the country, it has become an iconic spot to see while visiting the Tasman region. To reach the monument and see some gorgeous views along the way, take some time to stroll the Centre of New Zealand Walk while visiting the region on cheap flights Dunedin to Nelson. The walk will take you to the top of Botanical Hill where you can admire the monument – a giant needle that points to the centre of New Zealand – and a view over the city and coastline.
What is the best way to get around Nelson?
Nelson has a compact city centre that you can easily explore on foot while holidaying on flights Dunedin to Nelson. If you want to give your feet a rest, you can also take advantage of Nelson’s local buses. There are seven bus routes that travel through the city centre and to suburbs including Richmond, Tahunanui, and Atawhai. If you book cheap flights to Nelson from Dunedin for the weekend, note that five bus routes operate on Saturdays and only two on Sundays. You can also utilise public transport if you enjoy a night out while holidaying on Dunedin to Nelson flights. A Late Late Bus makes stops throughout the city and many major suburbs between 10.30pm and 3.15am on Friday and Saturday nights.
If you’re hoping to go further afield to explore the region, a rental car is the way to do it. Rental cars can be booked through Webjet and picked up from Nelson Airport (NSN) on arrival.
What is the cost of visiting Nelson?
Once you’ve booked tickets to Nelson from Dunedin, the next expense to consider is accommodation. A variety of Nelson hotels can be booked through Webjet for an average price between $100 to 150 NZD per night. If you’d like to get around by car while holidaying on flights Dunedin to Nelson, hire cars can also be booked with Webjet. Rental car rates start from about $45 NZD per day and your wheels can be picked up from Nelson Airport (NSN) as soon as your Dunedin to Nelson flights arrive.
If you choose not to rent a car, public transport is an option. Nelson operates a network of public buses with fares of $2.50 to $3 NZD within the city and inner suburbs.
There are a variety of experiences to enjoy while holidaying on cheap flights Dunedin to Nelson. The nearby Abel Tasman National Park is a must-visit. You could do a self-guided tour or go for a guided tour from Nelson. If you opt for a guided tour, budget between $150 to $200 NZD. Within the national park and across the region, there are countless cycling trails to enjoy. Renting a bike to explore these trails in between Dunedin to Nelson return flights will cost about $50 NZD per day. Finally, the World of WearableArt & Classic Car Museum is a favourite among visitors. Tickets to the museum cost $24 NZD for adults.
How much time should I spend in Nelson?
To fully enjoy the Tasman, book cheap flights to Nelson from Dunedin for three to five days. Take some time to enjoy the city and the beaches, and set aside at least one full day to visit Abel Tasman National Park. If you book Dunedin to Nelson flights for a bit longer, rent a car and take your time exploring the nearby area, including Nelson Lakes National Park and the world-famous Marlborough wine region.