Known as ‘the top of the south’, the Nelson Tasman region hosts the wonderful gem Abel Tasman National Park and places the north-west corner of New Zealand on the map. This region sits close to the top of having the most sunshine hours in the country and attracts many visitors year after year with its golden beaches, culture, lifestyle and recreation activities. It is the geographical centre of New Zealand with a population of 106,000 and almost 50 percent of those are located in Nelson city.
Nelson Tasman is a terrific place to play and explore whilst developing your career, it offers a growing regional economy invested in innovation and diversity with the region introducing the most new job creations consistently over the last decade. Apart from its easy accessibility to the marvelous landscapes within the region, it is complimented by the welcoming community which comprises of more than 45 varying cultures, it not surprising that many who visit choose to live and stay in the region. If you are thinking of moving to Nelson, you’ll be pleased to know that the city is highly connected with over 2400 flights a month and provides low cost air connectivity to all major cities including Wellington, Christchurch and Auckland. In fact, a flight from Wellington to Nelson takes only 30 minutes and some of the bigger Wellington movers can move road freight via Bluebridge Cook Strait Ferries and have it their the same day.
Some of the things you can expect to enjoy in Nelson include:
Rabbit Island – a famous scenic beach and is popular amongst locals all year round. Families, couples and friends can be seen gathering and enjoying a picnic or BBQ along the reserve and by the 13km beach. It is also hugely popular with cyclists traveling on Tasman’s Great Taste Trail and day visitors can find a range of sightseeing opportunities including birdlife and wonderful scenic photo spots.
Terrific food & wine – from the freshest of seafood to quality produce, there is no shortage of variety when it comes to choosing a place to dine. Nelson also has an impressive wine production that has benefited from the amount of sunshine it gets in the region. If you are a coffee lover, Nelson is thriving with coffee roasters with many cafes within reach in all parts of the region.
Affordable housing – Nelson Tasman region maintains exceptional housing values with approximately forty percent lower housing median prices than major city Auckland. It has become a popular spot to raise a family and escape the hustle and bustle that other cities consistently demand. Coupled with great schools, a lifestyle in Nelson will allow you to take a step back to appreciate what truly matters most.