Richmond, New Zealand, is one of the sunniest parts of the country.
The region around Richmond and Nelson, New Zealand, receives more sunshine than any other spot in the country. Aside from a reputation for good weather, Richmond offers scenic beauty, outdoor recreation and cultural attractions. Nestled on the Maitai River between sea and mountains, it offers visitors opportunities to kayak, hike, mountain bike, kite-surf or horseback ride. Art enthusiasts can browse the region’s many art galleries and attend the annual Nelson Arts Festival. Richmond motels offer a base from which to explore this vibrant region.
Oxford Court Motel
The Oxford Court Motel is set in downtown Richmond, within walking distance of attractions such as the Richmond Mall, the Hoglund Art Glass International Glass Centre and Seifrieds Vineyard and Restaurant. Other nearby activities include water sports at Rabbit’s Island Beach, golfing, and trekking and kayaking in Abel Tasman National Park. The Oxford Court Motel offers 11 units, all with televisions and kitchens, and a hot or continental breakfast. Guests can swim in the outdoor pool and use the motel’s barbecue. Younger guests can burn off some energy on the children’s playground.
The Parkside Motel is adjacent to south Richmond’s Jubilee Park. Most units overlook the park or offer views of the Mt. Arthur Range. Rooms feature patios or balconies, fully equipped kitchens and high-speed wireless Internet access. Other hotel amenities include a seasonal, heated swimming pool and complimentary morning newspapers. Motel staff can arrange tours and activities such as snorkeling, diving, skiing, fishing, hiking, whitewater rafting and kayaking at nearby Abel Tasman National Park and Nelson Lakes National Park.
The Destiny Motel is across the street from Richmond’s Jubilee Park Sports Complex, a venue for a variety of sporting activities and events such as rugby, football, cricket, tennis, badminton, volleyball and skating. Rooms at the Destiny Motel include high-speed Internet access and kitchenettes. Some units also include balconies and DVD/CD players. The motel is a five-minute walk from shopping, restaurants and entertainment in downtown Richmond.
Richmond Motel and Top 10 Holiday Park
The Richmond Motel and Top 10 Holiday Park is within walking distance of downtown Richmond, the Richmond Mall and Jubilee Park. Attractions within driving distance include Richmond’s Aquatic Centre, Saxton Sportsfield, Richmond Race Course, Golden Bay and Nelson Lakes National Park. The motel offers motel rooms and self-contained cabins. Lodging options include full kitchens, en-suite or shared bathrooms and private yards. Motel staff can arrange tours and activities such as sea shuttles, horse treks, winery tours, sky diving, four-wheeling and paintball.