30 days ago

Summer tourism forecast warming up for Nelson

Jake Kenny Reporter from Community News

The forecast for Nelson’s tourism sector is starting to look more promising in the lead-up to summer.

Campgrounds have been reporting big increases in demand for the Christmas/New Year period, although other accommodation providers were having to adapt to a less structured domestic market.

Tahuna Holiday Park operations manager Peter Fraser said the domestic market was “off the hook” this year.

“We are chokka at Christmas time, and even the shoulder periods are filling up – it could be one of the best summers we’ve had for a long time.”

Fraser said while Tahuna was always a popular destination for holidaymakers, the demand for accommodation had picked up a lot earlier.

He said while most of the people coming to Tahuna were from the same places as usual, such as Christchurch, the effect had been amplified this year.

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Favourite foodie finds

Lorna Thornber Reporter from Stuff Travel

Hi everyone,
We'd be keen to hear about your favourite foodie finds on your travels through NZ. Have you come across a particularly amazing cafe, bakery restaurant or food truck? Had an especially delicious pie, burger, sandwich, smoothie bowl or cronut? Been to what must be one of the country's best fish and chip joints? Or been pleasantly surprised by a town's food scene? Please share the details below and include 'NFP' (not for publication) in your comment if you don't want it included in an article. Cheers.

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Janet from Nelson

As new firm queen mattress from Brownies bought 16 months ago for guest bedroom. 'Therawrap ultra plush'. Paid $1575. Selling for $500.