Nelson is a port city located on the eastern shores of Tasman Bay. The city covers a total area of approx 445 km2 (172 ml2) and has a population of around 50,600 people (2016 census).
- Nelson is the economic and cultural centre of Nelson Region. It is the oldest city in South Island and the 2nd-oldest settled city in NZ, It was established in 1841 and in 1858 proclaimed a city by royal charter.
- Port Nelson is a maritime gateway for Nelson, Marlborough and Tasman regions as well as a vital hub for industrial activity. In the middle of 1994, a group of local businessmen, together with local politician Owen Jennings suggested building a deep-water port with one-kilometre-long wharf that extends from Boulder Bank into Tasman Bay, for giant ships to be able to berth and manoeuvre there with ease. Famous as Port Kakariki, the US$97 million project was planned to become the hub for shipping West Coast coal to Asia, and handling logs, that would be barged from Mapua across Tasman Bay.
- Rutherford Hotel is the tallest building in Nelson. It is located on Trafalgar Square's west edge. Unlike many New Zealand cities, Nelson has retained a lot of Victorian buildings. The South Street area was designated as featuring heritage value.
- Nelson boasts a variety of reserves and public parks maintained by Nelson City Council at public expense. Grampians Reserve is one of the major reserves. It is situated close to Braemar suburb, while the botanical Reserve located in the east of Nelson, is close to The Wood.
- As a major regional centre, Nelson offers many restaurants, lodgings and speciality shopping like at Jens Hansen Goldsmiths: "The One Ring" in The Lord of the Rings film trilogy was designed there.
- Nelson is famous for its local arts and crafts scene. The city hosts events that are popular with locals and tourists, like the Nelson Arts Festival held annually. The Wearable Art Awards is also held every year. It began close to Nelson and the World of Wearable Art museum now showcases winning designs and a collection of classic cars.
Highlights: Crafts, Beaches, National Parks
The Nelson cruise port map is interactive. It shows the port's exact location, along with the real-time cruise ship traffic (if any) in its vicinity - today, and right now. By zooming-out you can see other cruise ship ports located near Nelson, New Zealand.
If you lose the Nelson location on the map, simply reload the page (also with F5 button). This feature is integrated with the CruiseMapper's cruise ship tracker tracking the vessels' current positions at sea and in ports.
Port Nelson cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Nelson, New Zealand. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
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