Nelson and surroundings

Nelson is one of the northernmost cities on the South Island of New Zealand. This city, the second oldest in the country, is renowned, among other things, for its exceptional climate. Indeed, Nelson is the sunniest city in New Zealand with more than 2,400 hours of sunshine per year 1 Christ Church Christ Church Cathedral, the highest point in Nelson’s city centre, is a must for a visit to Nelson because of its location. Located on a hill at the end of Trafalgar Street, Nelson’s shopping street, it is an Anglican church whose construction began in 1925 and ended in 1965. 350 people can visit the cathedral and its bell tower, with its distinctive architecture, rises to 35 metres high. 2 Queen’s Garden Queen’s garden, translate, the Queen’s Garden, is a botanical park located a few minutes walk from Nelson’s shopping street, Trafalgar Street. This garden was built in 1892 to celebrate Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee. The garden is oriented around Eel Pond, a stream from the Maitai River. Visiting it will take you 1 hour to 1 hour and a half during which you will evolve through different worlds. Fountains, ponds and grassy areas for resting

Packing for New Zealand

The PVTists who fly to New Zealand do not have the same plans or the same way of travelling. As a result, their luggage is very different from each other. What may seem indispensable to one, may seem absolutely useless to the other. It all depends on your project, your needs and how you want to live your PVT in New Zealand. Some will leave with a bag lighter than a feather while others will take their house with them. Some will opt for backpacker bags while others will prefer a suitcase. Some people see themselves as a scoundrel, while others like the idea of finding the comfort of an apartment on the other side of the world. In short, there is no good luggage, there is the right luggage for you! It’s this one you have to prepare, and not another! If this is your first or even your second big trip, you will certainly find, at the end of PVT, that there are some points to review. It’s normal and it’s the reaction that all travellers have at one time or another: you tend to take too much with you! Some items will have been