+64 27 240 3461 Arrow Motel Apartments. Tahananui, Nelson

+64 27 240 3461

Nelson’s sunshine and landscape make it a fantastic holiday destination – all year round.

The Nelson city Tahunanui Beach Reserve is a very short stroll from our door providing safe swimming and recreation for all the family. The natural beauty of the beach has been preserved, and the reserve also includes a zoo, waterpark, playground, modellers pond, skating rink, BMX track and an ever-popular licensed cafe.

Enjoy getting outdoors?  Mountain biking, kite surfing, tramping / trekking / hiking, walking, road cycling, sea kayaking, sailing, swimming…These are just a few of the outdoor pursuits that Nelson has to offer. We can lock up your expensive equipment safely overnight.  We can offer great advice on where to go, and also who to see if you find your equipment hasn’t survived its last outing.

Nelson City is picturesque to explore, with numerous opportunities for walkers. It has an excellent range of cafes and restaurants that showcase the wonderful produce of the region. The Saturday Outdoor Market is an essential stop for food, jewellery, and crafts. Museums, galleries, theatres, cinemas, and specialist shops provide ample rainy-day activities.

South Street is the oldest fully restored street in New Zealand. Many of the buildings near here house galleries and artisan shops. That is the great thing about staying at the Arrow motels, it is owned by long-time locals, who can tell you the best places to see during your stay.

Nelson’s history of being a magnet for artists and those who value beauty in life has meant the area is a great place to shop for unique products at reasonable prices. After your shopping trip, drive the short jaunt back along the stunning Rocks Road, overlooking the bay, to stay by the beach.

Nelson Region The variety and beauty of the landscape has attracted artists and craftspeople from all over the world to make their homes in the region. The climate has encouraged a growing wine and olive industry. Take time to tour the local vineyards, olive groves, boutique breweries, and artist galleries. Three National Parks are within easy driving distance from the city. Abel Tasman National Park has golden sand beaches and turquoise blue waters. Kahurangi and Nelson Lakes National Parks offer alpine scenery, beech forests, and native bird life. Guided tours can take you to the best of the region’s fly fishing. Journey over Takaka Hill to the sweeping coastline of Golden Bay and the world-renowned bird sanctuary at Farewell Spit.


Only 1.5 hours by car from Nelson city, this national park offers beautiful lakeside, mountain and beech forest scenery. Walking tracks to multi-day hikes. 

Nelson Market

Immerse yourself in the local creative community at this longstanding market, renowned for quality Nelson produce, arts and crafts.

Surter Art Gallery

The Suter Art Gallery is one of the oldest galleries in New Zealand, with a rich history dating back to the late 19th century,