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Century Park - Nelson's Luxury Accommodation


Hardy European pioneers founded the beautiful city of Nelson, New Zealand in 1842, although this bountiful, temperate region had been home to Māori for many centuries. Today Nelson has the busiest port in the country and has gained an international reputation as a centre of arts. Nelson and Richmond also boast the highest number of sunshine hours in New Zealand.

Getting Around

From Nelson city centre you can hire a car, arrange sightseeing tours and take coach/bus services available from the city. Many tourism operators provide transport to and from activities throughout the region.


Exploring Outdoors

Nelson is one of the foremost destinations in New Zealand for exploring the outdoors, stretching from the foothills of the Maitai Valley to the shores of Tasman Bay. The crystal clear Maitai River flows through the city and its path to the sea can be followed via a scenic walkway. Other highlights include Nelson's Queens Gardens, Tahunanui Beach, Cable Bay, Christ Church Cathedral, and the rivers and picnic spots surrounding Richmond.

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Nelson and Richmond are a paradise for lovers of coffee and fine art with its numerous galleries and street cafes. Enjoy the year-round sunshine, fine local wines, abundant seafood, and a relaxed holiday atmosphere. Take a walk down a heritage trail, drive out to Richmond for a laidback shopping experience, or perhaps indulge in a glass of the region's finest wines in the vineyards just beyond the centre of Richmond.



Nelson has nurtured its artists and today has a thriving, cosmopolitan arts community on the New Zealand scene. Visit The Suter Te Aratoi o Whakatu, the regional art gallery, or call in at a city studio. The Nelson Arts Festival in October heralds the beginning of the summer festival season.

Action and Adventure

In and around Nelson and Richmond enjoy: four-wheel motorbikes, kayaking and boating on the harbour, mountain biking, skywire, horse riding, kite-surfing and helicopter rides. Tahunanui Beach offers a family playground, zoological park, mini golf, model railway, Hydroslide and roller-skating.

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Our Goal at Century Park Motor Lodge  is 100%  Guest Satisfaction. We aim to bring you the best Nelson Accommodation experience. If you are not satisfied with something, please let us know - we'll make it right or you won't pay.

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