Getting to Nelson

Nelson’s central location at the top of the South Island makes the region very accessible from all points around New Zealand, whether arriving by air, by sea or by road. Within the region, visitors are well served by local bus, coach and taxi services, and many activity and accommodation providers offer transfers. Self-drive is the most popular mode of travel for visitors to this region. Most of the major national rental car companies have depots here, and there are local companies also providing vehicle rental services. For more information please click HERE.


Getting to MarchFest

Nelson public bus service (NBus). Follow this link HERE for the timetable from Nelson passing via Founders park on a Saturday (day of Marchfest)

There will also be an NBS bus running a service every half an hour to and from Founders Park starting at i- Site, at 77 Trafalgar Street, Nelson. Wave them down and hop on!

Founders Park is a 30min walk from town – if it is a lovely day, why not!

Our supporting travel sponsor – Nelson City Taxis – will be more than happy to pick you up and take you to MarchFest, as well as a safe return trip option.

Major Sponsors