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Talk a stroll around Nelson's Church Hill or Piki Mai, home of Nelson Cathedral and other historical sites.
Take a walk around Nelson's historic hotels and public houses.
On the foot hills of the Grampians, above the Cathedral, a pleasant moderate hill walk can be enjoyed in “the Dress Circle” of the city.
Four great walks through Nelson's edible orchards
Land reclamation has played an important part in Nelson’s history.
This easy walk reveals local history while providing stunning views of Nelson’s sheltered harbour.
Opened in 2007 to celebrate a sister city link with Huangshi.
Isel Park is famous for containing one of the oldest stands of mixed conifers and other exotic trees in New Zealand.
This memorial walk is set in historic Wakapuaka Cemetery, visiting the graves of some early Italian immigrants who made Nelson their home.
Nelson is home to the oldest library in New Zealand and our Literary Ramble celebrates this and some of the people who helped make books accessible for all in the past.
The Mayoral Memorial Heritage Walk maps the early history of the Nelson Council under the leadership of some Mayors who served the city between 1874 and 1913, and who are buried at Wakapuaka Cemetery.
The sheltered gardens of historic Melrose House are open to the public and are an ideal spot for a relaxed walk in tranquil surroundings.
ANZAC Day on 25 April each year is a time to remember those who died in war. Nelson pays homage to the fallen with a number of memorials within easy walking distance around the central city.
Miyazu Garden was opened in October 1995 to celebrate a sister city link with Miyazu in Japan.
Nile Street and nearby Alton, Manuka and Hardy streets are some of Nelson’s oldest streets waiting to be discovered.
Discover some of the women who helped shape Nelson.
Take a stroll through the Port Museum, housed across two buildings, at Founders Heritage Park.
Founded to commemorate the 50th jubilee of Queen Victoria’s coronation.
Nelson pays homage to those who died in war with a number of memorials in picturesque spots around the city.
At the Samuels Rose Garden you will discover some gems amongst this wonderful collection.
Stoke has many attractive green areas with interesting plants to discover.
This trail is the companion to the Saunter in Stoke and highlights some of the historic background of central Stoke.
In the 1840s the Paruparu Estuary was a mahinga kai (food gathering area) for Māori.
Art and heritage intertwine in this easy walk around the central city that starts at the bridge known as Aratuna (Pathway of the Eels) Normanby Bridge. Enjoy a selection of Nelson's art treasures along the way.
Explore the historic heart of Nelson known as Pikimai or Church Hill.
A new walk that celebrates the landing days of the first European settlers.