A thriving arts scene, inviting beaches and 2,500 hours of sunshine a year.
Be it business or pleasure, ‘Sunny Nelson’ is a joy to visit. Situated on the Tasman Bay, this New Zealand city owes its sunny disposition to some 2,500 hours of annual sunshine. With perennially fair weather, inviting beaches and a thriving arts scene, it’s no wonder Kiwis consider Nelson to be one of their most liveable cities. And they’re not alone – a sizeable community of European and North American expats have also made Nelson their home. Based at the Grand Mercure Nelson Monaco Apartments – only five minutes’ drive from the airport – visitors are ideally positioned to explore the city centre and enjoy Tasman Bay.