It was established in 1841 by mainly English, as well as some German, settlers, making it the second-oldest city in New Zealand.
Today, Nelson is known for its beautiful "north meets south" scenery, which combines lush forests and mountains with golden beaches and crystal blue waters. It is also a noted New Zealand arts scene.
People Born in Nelson
Nelson in People's Lives
Agatha Christie: I visited here with my first husband in 1922, when this was simply a tiny port. I was deeply impressed by the area's geographical beauty.