Located at the very top of the South Island, New Zealand, our central shopping precinct has everything you need at your fingertips.
Shopping in Nelson is great with over 320 shops, award winning cafes and restaurants where visitors can enjoy an assorted mix of international chain stores, fashion boutiques, retail stores, jewellery, specialty shops, souvenir outlets, galleries and our famous Saturday Market.
Nelson’s compact city centre can easily be explored on foot, with an easygoing shopping and browsing experience. Our four large and very accessible car parks take the headache out of parking and help to make retail browsing a stress free experience. Hold onto your small change, as parking is cheap at $1.00 per hour (max 3 hours) in the 4 large carparks and $1.00 per hour meters in the main streets. Sunday parking is FREE.
Shopping in Nelson - trading hours are Monday - Friday from 9am till 5.30pm, Saturday from 10am till 2pm. Some national chain stores are open till 5.30 on Saturday and many also open Sunday.
What's On in Nelson City?
Famed for its wonderful weather, compact city centre and unique venues, Nelson is host to a fabulous variety of events and festivals throughout the year. Browse the selection of Nelson events below or visit www.itson.co.nz to search by date, key word or event type.
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