If you need your caffeine fix like me there is a quirky place called Kush tucked away off the main street that has comfy chairs, perfect for them morning chill out sessions. The coffee is not only fair trade but also organic!
Where to Eat
Being vegan / vegetarian you get used to going to restaurants and having one maybe two options to eat. Surprisingly Nelson spots that are pretty awesome. The Kitchen in the centre of town is my favourite brunch, lunch spot. These waffles are vegan and are so yummy! I still dream of them now!
East Street had such an impact I could be temped to move there. The place is so quirky with awesome deco. Every option is vegan / vegetarian friendly. I was not used to so much choice and struggled to make your mind up. A vegetarian heaven. It was also the busiest restaurants in this small town I seen on a Saturday night! It is s a hot spot. After dinner East Street changes to a rave so you can get your grove on!
Nelson Wine Tour
Nelson is the fourth largest grape growing region in New Zealand and Nelson has won lots of awards! If you like wine then check then I recommend a wine tour! I recently did a tour with a guy called CJ Power, (just how cool is his name!)
I got picked up from my hotel and a small group got to visit for and 4 wineries and sample a lot of different wine. First stop with Mahana Estate. I remember this place was stunning and also what I loved was that all their wines were organic. If you get the opportunity you should try the Mahana Clays & Gravels 2014 Savignon Blanc. It is quite unique and to my surprise really smokey.
Next stop was Kahurangi Estate for more tastings then onto Waimea Estate where we had more wine and lunch. Siefried Winery was the last stop of the day and probably the blurriest. I was pretty merry after all these tastings when I got dropped off but i am a light weight! Overall it was an awesome day for $98 totally worth it.
The Centre Of New Zealand
If you fancy a short walk in nelson, check out the The Centre of New Zealand which takes about 30 minutes to get to the top of Botanical Hill. I don’t think I forget this trip in a hurry, my flip flops broke and out of stubbornness (and because my plane was leaving in an hour & I was running out of time) I walked bare to the top. I think my feet still hurt off the stones but it was totally worth it!