Nelson is situated on State Highway 6, in the north of the South Island of New Zealand. It is 104 km south-east of Picton. You can either take the scenic coast route through Havelock, or the faster route down State Highway 1 through Blenheim. Turning onto State Highway 6, and then State Highway 63, will take you to Nelson. If you are travelling from The West Coast, Nelson is 224 km north-east of Westport on State Highway 6.
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