Relax and Rejuvenate in Nelson's famous winter sun. Winter is the best time to relax in your cosy and warm accommodation and enjoy Nelson's beautiful sunsets, setting behind the snow-capped mountains out across the bay.
Take a winter's break at the Wheelhouse, Captain's Quarters, Chart House Upper Deck, Chart House Main Deck or The Crow's Nest and enjoy the sunny skies of Nelson. Nelson is small enough to have a relaxed pace to life but with plenty of sights and activities to keep you entertained regardless of weather.
Recharge your batteries in the city's wealth of cafes and restaurants. Enjoy the holiday ambience of the Saturday Market or take a leisurely tour of the many artist's studios and galleries in the city and surrounding area. Winter events include the Nelson School of Music Winter Festival in July. For book lovers there is one of New Zealand's largest 2nd hand book fairs in June.
Enjoy outdoor activities without the summer crowds. Explore the three national parks that are all within an easy drive. The stunning coastline of the Abel Tasman National Park can be particularly lovely to walk or kayak in the winter months while the Nelson Lakes National Park boasts alpine scenery and ski-fields. Slightly closer to home the new Kahurangi National Park also offers a variety of adventures. Just a short walk from our doorstep, you can spend hours walking and beachcombing Tahunanui Beach.
Our guests keep telling us the Wheelhouse is the perfect spot to unwind , a home from home and hard to leave The outstanding views of the sea, mountains and harbour from the huge picture windows may stop you from wanting to go anywhere else. On a rainy day our warm and well insulated accommodation will keep you feeling cosy as you relax with a book or an old film.