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Nelson College

Secondary (Years 9-13, approx age 13-17)

Nelson College is an innovative boys' school with an enviable record of academic achievement, that offers extensive co-curricula and sporting opportunities all within a safe and friendly community.

Contact Nelson College
Physical address

Waimea Road
7010 Nelson
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Phone numbers

64 3 548 3099

  • Number of students: 1,200
  • Number of international students: 70
  • Males only
 
 
Nelson is a lifestyle; that’s the best way to describe it. Situated at the top north-west of the South Island, it is the sunniest region in New Zealand.

Nelson's diverse geography captures everything from the long golden beaches to untouched forests and rugged mountains

Perhaps it’s the sun, perhaps it’s the location, but Nelson has long been a magnet for creative people. There are more than 350 working artists and craftspeople living in Nelson, traditional, contemporary and Māori. Visit their studios and find a unique piece to take home with you.

Walk the sun drenched sands of Golden Bay or head inland to Takaka and see the impossibly clear waters of New Zealand’s largest freshwater springs. Walk Nelson's Abel Tasman track – it’s a three to five day walk – or, for a different view, take a sea kayaking tour around the coast and see a seal colony and little blue penguins bobbing in the water.

Or just relax. Sit in the sun, sip a wine from one of the local vineyards, and dine on the famous Nelson Bay scallops.

Accommodation options in Nelson range from basic backpacker lodges to luxury spa retreats, and everything in between.
Main centres: 

Nelson Central

Towns: 

Collingwood, Kaiteriteri, Marahau, Motueka, Murchison, Richmond, St Arnaud, Takaka

Regional information provided by Tourism New Zealand
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