Nelson local walks, Maria’s top recommendations

Local walks

Discover Nelson walks like a local, follow staff member Maria for her top walks and lunch spots.


“I moved from England with my husband and two kids to settle in Nelson 14years ago, I now call Nelson home. Nelson never fails to amaze me with its breathtaking views, friendly atmosphere, local wines and beers and brilliant festivals.”

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Maria’s top picks:

  1. A summer's day out at the Nelson Wine and Food Festival in Brightwater held annually in February
  2. Walk at Rabbit Island beach, just a 20min drive from Monaco
  3. Walking up The Hackett in Aniseed Valley to Whispering Falls
  4. A day out experiencing the Abel Tasman National Park
  5. Lunch at JellyFish Cafe on Mapua wharf, with a good glass of wine
  6. Staying at the Grand Mercure Nelson Monaco
  7. Dinner at The Monaco Kitchen
  8. Lunch at River Kitchen in Nelson City

Meet Maria

She enjoys family walks on Rabbit Island, lunch with a view and local wine.

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