Why hibernate in winter?? Nelson is still buzzing at this time of year, so why not beat the summer crowds and book a winter getaway in our part of the world? Contact us and book your car rental at Nelson airport, and we’ll see you soon!
June to August in our region sees plenty of crisp and cloudless winter days. There’s an added bonus in the shape of snow-capped mountains, which makes the entire Nelson and Tasman region a beautiful place to escape to when things are getting a little grey and dreary at home.
On fine winter days, our walking tracks are beautiful places to be as well. The cooler weather makes walking easier, and you can appreciate the spectacular beauty that will surround you. Those still conditions also let you enjoy other activities too: cycling on the off-road trails, mountain biking, kayaking and paddleboarding are popular here in winter, and all of them can be done with our stunning natural landscapes as a backdrop.
If you’re into skiing and want a change from the big and crowded ski fields elsewhere, check out Rainbow Ski Area. It’s about 90 minutes drive from our office at Nelson airport, and the journey to the ski field, as well as the view from the top, are incredible as you look out over Nelson Lakes National Park. The sunrises and sunsets in winter are just as extraordinary, especially when seen against the placid waters of Tasman Bay.
In the city itself, there’s still a lively vibe in the air but without too many people. The city has a full events calendar in winter, and we’ll happily tell you about those and any other attractions when you contact us to arrange your Nelson car hire. Arts, crafts and sporting events are in full swing, as are the markets and dining that make the central city the place to be when you want to explore Nelson’s urban area. The region is already well-known for its wineries and is now considered to be the nation’s craft beer capital, so when the weather does cool down a little in the evening, you can sample a drop or two while staying warm and cosy in one of our many excellent hospitality venues.
Why stay home and feel miserable this winter? Nelson is a great pick-me-up destination with so much to see and do. To make your mid-year holiday even more enjoyable, rent a comfortable and reliable vehicle from us. It’s the best way to explore our region and discover why Nelson is a wonderland, even in winter.