Nelson Region is a unique place of beaches, mountains, and interesting people. Nelson is at the top of the South Island of New Zealand surrounded by three national parks. In a day trip students can easily explore Golden Bay, Abel Tasman from Nelson City. In less than three hours, students can easily undertake a weekend trip to Marlborough Sounds, the West Coast or Kaikoura for whale watching.

Nelson is an excellent base to explore the South Island. This means that after studying students can travel the South Island loop with new friends Nelson - Queenstown - Christchurch - Nelson.

Nelson’s Climate

Nelson has a clear Mediterranean climate. It does not have extreme hot or cold temperatures. Nelson is the sunniest city in New Zealand and is popular with tourists as a seaside holiday destination in summer. Nelson is known for having the best winter climate in New Zealand.

Wikipedia climate data for Nelson

Wikipedia climate data for Nelson


Getting here

Nelson has a domestic airport which is a 1 hour flight from New Zealand's two biggest international airports; Auckland and Christchurch. On arrival students receive a free airport transfer to their accommodation.