Moving to Nelson Tasman
Whether you’re buying or renting, you’ll be able to choose from different types of housing to suit your lifestyle, from city apartments to family homes and lifestyle properties.
If you’re buying a home, your money will go a lot further than in other large centres. The median house price in Nelson is $518,000 compared to $865,000 in Auckland and $680,000 in Wellington. Nelson is also in the top three of only 7 regions that have increased housing inventory in the last year. Nelson rental costs also remain at the lower end of the scale in comparison with the larger centres.
You can search for homes to buy or rent at trademe.co.nz or realestate.co.nz. If you are looking to house-share with others, you can search for flatmates at trademe.co.nz and nzflatmates.co.nz.
Nelson Tasman is highly connected, making it easy to get around and experience everything the region has to offer. We offer the shortest average commuting times for urban centres in New Zealand, giving us more time to enjoy our extraordinary backyard.
We talk in ‘minutes’ in Nelson Tasman - 90 minutes from the city or Motueka to acclaimed wilderness areas Abel Tasman, Kahurangi, Nelson Lakes, 15 minutes from the city to the Centre of New Zealand, historic Cable Bay, Dun Mountain and Horoirangi Marine Reserve. And being the geographical centre of New Zealand, it’s handy to many places; only 25 minutes to Wellington, 85 minutes to Auckland and 50 minutes to Christchurch.
We have an excellent roading network with easy parking in the city, and an acclaimed cycle network for all ages and terrain (city and off-road). For those wanting to catch public transport, NBus services cover most Nelson suburbs and offer regular connections between Nelson and Richmond. There is also a range of taxi operators in the region.
Nelson Tasman offers a diverse array of quality schools, many delivering above the national average NCEA results. We are also home to Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology (NMIT) a high performing category one tertiary institute at the heart of the region’s innovation community.
The main High Schools in the greater urban areas of Nelson and Richmond are:
Nelson Tasman offers quality modern healthcare for all your family’s needs. New Zealand’s comprehensive healthcare system means access to doctors and hospitals is easy and affordable.
What better way to get a taste of the Nelson Tasman region than through the eyes of the people that already live here? Find out more about what makes our region extraordinary by browsing through the stories, images and videos of our locals.
In Nelson Tasman, you can experience life beyond the ordinary, a life where all the best bits of New Zealand are distilled into a single place. You can spend your Saturday mornings admiring the talent of local arts and artisans at the craft markets, before devouring a delicious lunch at one of our renowned waterfront restaurants, then head to one of our three national parks to enjoy stunning beaches, lakes, and mountains.