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Come behind the scenes at Port Nelson

Come behind the scenes at Port Nelson


The towering stacks of containers and lofty cranes over the wharf are a familiar site for Nelsonians but most are unaware of what happens behinds the busy gates of the region’s gateway to the world.

For those wanting to gain a thorough understanding of how the region’s logs, seafood, hops, wine and fruit make it across the globe, where all those wine bottles come from, how all that heavy equipment is operated or just wanting to get up close and personal with the big container ships, a Port tour is the answer.


On the third Tuesday of each month, Port Nelson is open to community and school groups, both primary and secondary, offering such groups an opportunity to take a behind-the-scenes tour of the inner workings of the Port. To ensure presentations are relevant and interesting, particularly to school groups, they can be adapted to topics of interest as requested.


On their arrival a group will always be greeted by a well-informed Port representative, who then provides a brief overview of the Port business after which the group is bussed through the terminal for a detailed guided tour. With no two days the same at Port Nelson, groups are guaranteed a memorable 90 minutes and will certainly come away with an appreciation of the scale and variety of Port operations.


To enquire about Port tours, email or ring 03 548 2099.

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