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Settle yourself in Richmond to explore the beautiful Nelson region. From here you can discover wineries, beaches, national parks and much more.

Just south of Nelson, the town of Richmond is a service centre for the farms, orchards and vineyards of the Waimea Plains. Pip fruit and berries are grown here, as well as hops for the beer industry. Richmond is a peaceful base for the region’s many attractions. From here you can discover wineries, beaches, art galleries, beautiful river valleys and horse treks. There are three national parks close at hand – Nelson Lakes, Abel Tasman and Kahurangi. The nearby Richmond Ranges are a great place for hiking and mountain biking. In winter you can ski at Rainbow Valley. Richmond has a comprehensive shopping area and a good choice of eating places. Functional facts: Approx. population 11,800, information centre, good range of shops and services.

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