Richmond, in the heart of the Nelson region … talking, walking, sleeping, dining, parking, shopping, cycling, living … it’s unlimited!
Richmond is the largest urban settlement in the Tasman District located at the top of the South Island, New Zealand, only 15km south of Nelson. Its fast growing population of 15,000 is attracted by the surrounding natural beauty and vibrant feel of the town.
Richmond is the main shopping and business precinct in the District and is continuing to grow with the addition of many new retail outlets, K-Mart and The Warehouse coming soon and the largest Mall in the top of the south. Richmond has a comprehensive shopping area and a good choice of eating places, all with free parking and now with free wifi in the CBD.
Despite continued growth, Richmond has managed to retain its family-friendly ‘small town’ feel. It is now a favourite stopping place for the thousands of tourists that visit Tasman District and offers a great network of green spaces, cycling trails and walking tracks to enjoy.
Richmond is surrounded by national parks, Abel Tasman National Park, Nelson Lakes National Park and Kahurangi National Park and waterways such as Rabbit Island (Moturoa), Aniseed Valley, Waimea River and Kaiteriteri. It is the perfect central location to stay when you want to take in all of the beauty, attractions and shopping that the Nelson region has to offer.