We decided to spend a day in Nelson, apparently one of the most ‘liveable’ cities in New Zealand. We started by walking along the river and then up a very steep hill to the central point of New Zealand, coincidently exactly halfway through our time here! On the way back down we walked past the site of the very first rugby game in New Zealand.
We had a nice lunch at Columbus Coffee in Morrison Square and spent some time looking around the market and local shops. We also visited Christ Church Cathedral before getting back on the road and heading northwest towards the Abel Tasman national park, where we plan to spend our next day. We camped overnight at the Abel Tasman Marahau Beach Camp just south of the national park.