I often find I have the lovely Japanese gardens all to myself when I visit. It's a great spot to take the kids or a nice quiet retreat if you have a spare half hour between activities.
On your walk from Mākoha Place to Founders Park you can enjoy a walk inside Miyazu Gardens. It is a beautiful park, perfect for couples or families.
“This is the place for your general Thai and takeaways or eat in. Good food but if you want something a bit more special then I suggest Nahm.”
“Can't recommend this company highly enough. A great experiience, whether you do their Abel Tasman boat trip, or land based tours.”
“If you love Pic's peanut butter, why not join a tour - see how it's made, get your supplies or just stop by for a coffee and a bite to eat. 10 minute walk or less than 5 mins to drive.”
“How many city parks have mature giant Sequoias, a formal Victorian rose garden, goose and duck ponds, and a contemplative Chinese garden all rolled into a square block? Some of the plantings date back to the early days of Nelson, including a magnificent Bunya Bunya tree that dominates. Take a quick or leisurely stroll, and all your cares will melt away.”