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What can you do in Nelson over the weekend?

Visit Abel Tasman National Park

Abel Tasman is the smallest national park in New Zealand, but it’s far from lacking in things to see and do. A large portion of the park borders Tasman Bay, so spending time on the beaches and taking part in water activities are must-dos for many visitors. Explore the Abel Tasman coast by kayak, stand up paddle board, or canoe, or enjoy some scuba diving. A few can’t-miss landmarks in Abel Tasman National Park include Torrent Bay, Split Apple Rock, and the Abel Tasman Coast Track. The trail stretches for 53 kilometres (33 miles) in total, but you can choose to walk a small section of it while holidaying on cheap flights from Hamilton to Nelson.


Hike Botanical Hill

Botanical Hill has two major claims to fame: it was used as the country’s centre point in an 1870s land survey and it was also where New Zealand’s first rugby game was played. Hike to the top of the hill where you can visit the Centre of New Zealand landmark and take in incredible views of Nelson and the Tasman Bay. The hiking trail is an easy 1.6 kilometres (1 mile) and is also teeming with beautiful native plants and birds that you can see while holidaying on cheap flights to Nelson from Hamilton.


Spend a day at Tahunanui Beach

Tahunanui Beach is located southwest of the city centre, and it’s a must-do if you book Hamilton to Nelson flights in search of a warm-weather holiday. The water is calm and safe for swimming, making Tahunanui Beach especially popular among families with kids. Take a walk on the beach at low tide, and you’ll also see a cool collection of rock pools that are teeming with fish, small crabs, and sea snails.


When is the best time to visit Nelson?

Nelson has a moderate climate and benefits from experiencing the most sunlight hours anywhere in New Zealand. So, you can look forward to outdoor activities no matter what time of year you book tickets to Nelson from Hamilton.

Summer is the most popular time to travel on Hamilton to Nelson flights as it coincides with school holidays and has the warmest weather. Daytime temperatures typically reach 20° to 22°C with plenty of sunshine. Summer is the ideal time to book Hamilton to Nelson return flights if you’re looking to enjoy beaches and water activities.

The autumn and spring shoulder seasons have great weather and smaller crowds compared to the summer high season. Daytime temperatures average between 15° and 19°C, but make sure to pack a warm coat as the mercury can dip to about 5°C on occasion.

Winter is the low season when fewer tourists visit Nelson and hotels tend to lower rates. Consider booking cheap flights to Nelson from Hamilton in the winter if you’re looking to travel on a budget. There’s some rain in winter and temperatures are chilly; expect highs of about 13°C and lows of about 2°C. Visitors can enjoy crisp daytime hikes in the Abel Tasman and plenty of indoor activities back in the city.


What is the best way to get around Nelson?

Hiring a car is the best way to get around the area while holidaying on Hamilton to Nelson flights. You can reserve a car through Webjet, then pick it up after you land at Nelson Airport (NSN). Having access to a car means you’ll have no trouble visiting the many attractions located outside the city.

There’s also a public bus, called NBus, that operates between Nelson and the neighbouring town of Richmond. NBus has nine daytime routes plus an additional Late Late Bus. The Late Late Bus runs between 10pm and 3:15am on Friday and Saturday nights – an excellent option to keep in mind if you’re planning a night out while holidaying on Hamilton to Nelson flights.



How long is the flight from Hamilton to Nelson?

Flights from Hamilton to Nelson take about two hours and 30 minutes, including a stopover.


How many airlines fly from Hamilton to Nelson?

Air New Zealand operates cheap flights from Hamilton to Nelson with a stopover.


Are there direct flights from Hamilton to Nelson?

No, there are currently no direct routes from Hamilton to Nelson. However, you can book tickets to Nelson from Hamilton with one stopover, which is often in Wellington.

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