Shopping & Markets
If you want a real taste of a place then check out its markets. That’s certainly true of Nelson Tasman. Our Nelson Saturday Market has been operating for 40 years and is still the place to be every Saturday. Its fame is such that members of the British royal family have even asked to visit it (they also bought things – such is its allure!).
The Motueka Sunday Market is also a community hub providing a meeting place and a means for local producers and artisans to showcase their wares to locals and visitors.
Nelson, Richmond, Motueka, Mapua and Takaka also have thriving retail centres with surprisingly diverse and products on offer. Whether you’re looking for a special gift, a beautiful natural skincare product, a unique, hand-crafted piece of clothing or jewellery or just to stock up your picnic hamper with delicious goodies – you’ll find what you’re looking for and more to surprise and delight you here.