Richmond, in the heart of the Nelson/Tasman 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 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 Tasman region has to offer.