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About Nelson

Nelson (Maori: Whakatū) is a city on the eastern shores of Tasman Bay. Nelson is the oldest city in the South Island and the second-oldest settled city in New Zealand – it was established in 1841 and was proclaimed a city by royal charter in 1858.

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There are 101+ hotels available in Nelson. Prices start at $150 NZD per night.

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It is currently 2:14 AM in Nelson. Nelson uses New Zealand Standard Time and also supports New Zealand Daylight Time.