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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Restaurant
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“One of my favorite place for dinner. Excellent food, always a pleasure. Booking essential.”
  • 27 locals recommend
Museum
“A cool little museum out lining Nelson's and the areas local history, they often have amazing visiting exhibitions so look out for those too. ”
  • 17 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Not just fish on the menu! Eat central Nelson, (next to the Cathedral steps). Recommended: the view down Trafalgar street from the upper steps.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Bar
“This is our favourite place in Nelson to grab a quick brunch, as the best time to go is before lunch when it gets super busy!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Establishment
  • 3 locals recommend
Farmers Market
“Wednesday 8.30-1pm Small Farmers market, local arts and crafts and eateries.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Bar
“Situated in the bar and cafe district of the City. A favourite with backpackers (no booking necessary) ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“A tasteful and relaxing place to start off your day with a morning coffee in the heart of Nelson city on Trafalgar Street. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Cool buzz, great food, awesome selection of hot chips, good all-round favourite for all. Kids love it but also great if you fancy a good quality burger and choices. Chicken wings are good too, you have to be brave to have the hot ones:)”
  • 9 locals recommend
Food
“Morri Street Café is very popular spot & enjoyable cafe atmosphere in the heart of the city. Perfect for brunch, lunch or/ and a coffee and cake. It isan iconic local destination where they rely heavily on independent producers from the Nelson Tasman region. Oaklands Milk, Fresh As Bakery, Craft Paté, Willow Creek Farm, Kakariki Olives, Cranky Goat & Wakefield Butchery are just a few of their excellent suppliers. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 3 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Every Wednesday you'll get the opportunity to try local artisan goods, and interact with the Nelson Community.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
  • 4 locals recommend
Book Store
  • 3 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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  • 2 locals recommend