Many of New Zealand's talented artists reside in Nelson - the region is known for its inspiring landscapes and quirky, arty culture.
There's a range of art galleries in the region that show off the work of Nelson's local artists. Some specialize in showcasing sculptural work or artistic jewellery; while others focus on a wider range of artworks. Some tours also allow you to see the artist at work, giving you an insight into the way they create their masterpieces. For wearable works of art, don't miss the World of Wearable Art and Classic Cars Museum - a must-do for all those who are fans of New Zealand's famous wearable arts show.