Centrally located in Nelson, the sunshine capital of New Zealand, Chelsea Park Motor Lodge is five to ten minutes walk to virtually every amenity you may require; cafes, restaurants, shops. By car,within a few minutes you can reach Nelson’s beaches, golf clubs, theatres . We are very close to Nelson Hospital, and Nelson College and Nelson College for Girls. The Rutherford Conference Centre is 3 minutes walk and we are very close to the Theatre Royal.
Chelsea Park Motor Lodge is located on Rutherford Street in central Nelson. There are a range of coaches operating into and around the region.
- Picton and Blenheim, connecting with the Interislander ferry boat services to/from the North Island.
- Christchurch via Kaikoura and Marlborough, or via the Lewis Pass
- Abel Tasman National Park, Kaiteriteri, Motueka and Golden Bay
- Westport and the Westcoast
Nelson Regional Airport is a 10 minute drive away from the motel. Nelson airport is the fourth busiest in New Zealand, with regular direct flights to and from Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch and a range of provincial towns. Rental cars are available from the airport, as are shuttle bus services and taxis.
You can reach us from the Picton Interislander Ferry terminal, either by car or regular bus connections. Frequent Interislander ferry services operate between Wellington, in the North Island, and Picton, in the Marlborough Sounds. The Interislander and BlueBridge Ferries provide scheduled passenger and vehicle services. Strait Shipping operate passenger services Nelson-Wellington, one return trip daily. The drive from Picton to Nelson takes around 2 hours.