Summer is the season that most holidaymakers associate with Nelson, and at NZ Rent A Car Nelson, we totally understand why. The sun shines for days on end on our golden beaches, and the warmer weather is perfect for getting outdoors and exploring the walks, rivers and bays right on our doorstep. Nothing says summer louder than that! That’s why so many people flock to the region at that time of year, and why we get so busy helping our visitors arrange car hire in Nelson.
At NZ Rent A Car Nelson, we’re renowned for sharing local knowledge with our customers, so here’s a little insider information for you. While summer is a fantastic time to come to Nelson, spring is also blooming wonderful! From September through to November, the temperatures are warmer and the days are longer with more opportunities to soak up our famous sun as a result. But at the same time, there are fewer people here. Queues are shorter, bars and restaurants are not as crowded, and the beaches are still relatively quiet.
Spring in Nelson sees Mother Nature come into her own. Our forests and fields are green and rejuvenated. You’ll see seal pups in the surrounding water, lambs frolicking in the paddocks on the outskirts of town, and the always-beautiful landscapes become even more stunning as they show off their new-season colours. Foodies enjoy the new season too, with regional markets selling fresh, seasonal produce and local restaurants kicking off the alfresco dining season with Spring-inspired menus.
It’s also a magic time of year for more active types. There aren’t as many people on our cycling and walking trails, while white water rafting and waterfall adventures are also at their best as the winter thaw begins and water levels rise. And don’t forget the beach! On a warm day in Spring, a nice dip in the sea is a perfect way to end a full-on day.
If you were thinking of a summer break in Nelson, maybe you should reconsider and make a change of plans? Spring in this part of the world is divine – take it from us! So, if you can be flexible with your holiday travel and want to beat the rush, contact us to arrange your Nelson car hire. We’ll happily share some more local knowledge with you to help you get even more from this special place at this wonderful time of year!