Upper South Island and the West Coast Sights

Wakefield Quay

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Published 10/27/2015

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The waterfront area along the quay has been developing steadily for the past few years, and now has several cafés, along with a promenade that incorporates a historic stone seawall built by 19th-century prisoners. A statue commemorates the arrival of the early European pioneers, and Sunderland Quay houses a memorial to local fishermen lost at sea (Nelson is one of New Zealand's major fishing ports). It's also the site of the annual Blessing of the Fleet in July.

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Wakefield Quay, State Hwy. 6, Nelson, Nelson, 7010, New Zealand

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Published 10/27/2015


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