Nelson Visitor Centre
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Visit the Nelson Visitor Centre to get more information about public conservation land and marine reserves for the Northern South Island.

Contact details

Whakatū/Nelson Visitor Centre
Phone +64 3 546 9339
Address Millers Acre/Taha o te Awa
1/37 Halifax Street
Nelson 7010

Getting there

Nelson Visitor Centre is in central Nelson City on the intersection of Halifax and Trafalgar Streets. We are next to the Millers Acre car park (charges apply), and across the traffic light intersection from Nelson City Council.

Opening hours

  • Monday to Friday 8.30 am – 5.00 pm
  • Saturday, Sunday and public holidays 9.00 am – 4.00 pm
  • Closed Christmas Day 25 December

Information and services

  • Abel Tasman and Kahurangi National Parks, Mount Richmond Forest Park.
  • Great Walks: Abel Tasman Coast Track and Heaphy Track.
  • DOC campsites.
  • Hiking track information and current conditions.
  • Weather reports.
  • Backcountry hut tickets.
  • Wifi and public access computers for Great Walks and bookable lodge/hut/campsite reservations.
  • Topographical maps and brochures.
  • Nelson/Tasman and Marlborough dog access permits.
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