Place Category: Travel & Transport
Nelson Regional Development Agency’s mission is to
unlock the economic potential of Nelson Tasman to
enable our people and places to thrive.
We do this by leading inclusive and regenerative economic development, supporting our businesses and people to grow, and shaping and amplifying our profile to attract people, business, and investment to the region. NRDA is a Council Controlled Organisation established on 1 July 2016 following the merger of the former Nelson Regional Economic Development Agency and Nelson Tasman Tourism.
NRDA is 100% owned by Nelson City Council and receives a funding contribution from Tasman District Council that enables NRDA services to be delivered with a Nelson Tasman combined regional focus. NRDA also maintains responsibilities as the official Regional Tourism Organisation (RTO) for the Nelson Tasman region and is a member of Regional Tourism NZ.
We are governed by a highly-competent, private sector-focused board of independent directors that have a commitment to the future prosperity of our region. The board members are appointed by Nelson City Council and guide the strategic direction of NRDA while monitoring business activities.
Official Tourism & Travel Guide
Discover the Nelson Tasman region in New Zealand. Find information on travel and tourism, business, living, working, study, events and more in Nelson, NZ.
Here in the top of the South Island, you’ll discover a place to experience life beyond the ordinary. A place where all the best bits of New Zealand are distilled into a single destination, with a palpable energy, vibrant culture and arts scene, and an array of stunning natural landscapes to explore. A place where its easy to connect, but where disconnecting is valued too, with beaches, rivers, lakes and mountains located just a stone’s throw away. A place where affordable living meets city working, where connection breeds creativity and innovation and where there is time for life balance to become a reality.
So whether you’re starting a new life, a new career or business, or planning the trip of a lifetime, we look forward to sharing the extraordinary place we call home with you.
The ordinary is extraordinary in Nelson Tasman. It is highly connected both locally and globally, a place of surprising diversity, vibrant arts and artisans, with clever city and rural businesses, all thriving amongst stunning natural landscapes. Combined, this creates a place that locals never want to leave, and a place that visitors keep coming back to; an ideal place to live, work and play.
This section of our website is where we have gathered together the stories, photographs, and videos that tell Nelson Tasman’s extraordinary story. So whether you are a local business fortunate enough to call Nelson Tasman home, a member of the community wanting to share your love for the region, a journalist or influencer looking for some compelling content, or simply someone looking to visit, live or do business here – you’ll find what you’re looking for right here.
Nelson Tasman Story
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