Living in Nelson & Marlborough
The Nelson Tasman region
The Nelson and Tasman districts have a combined population of approximately 100,000 people, more than 40,000 of whom are employed.
Nelson city is the geographical centre of New Zealand and is renowned for its spectacular natural environment with three national parks within a 90-minute drive.
The region's industry base combines emerging aviation and information technology industries with the traditional strengths of tourism, fishing, forestry, agriculture and horticulture.
It’s also an artistic capital, a thriving urban centre and one of New Zealand's sunniest regions.
Click here to read more about what the region has to offer on the Nelson Regional Development Agency website
Living in Marlborough
Marlborough has a population of approximately 45,000 people and its industries include viticulture, aquaculture, tourism, agriculture and aviation.
Picton is the gateway to the famous Marlborough Sounds region renowned for stunning scenic bays, fishing spots, boutique accommodation and water sports.
Blenheim is the hub of the famous Marlborough wine district, the largest wine-growing area in the country.
Read more about what the region has to offer on the Destination Marlborough website.
Page last updated: 05/01/2023