Welcome to the Wakatu Hotel – a true colonial pub in the heart of Nelson, just 5-minutes walk away from the centre of New Zealand!
Our hotel is a great base from which to explore the shops, galleries, museums, restaurants and cafés that Nelson has to offer. The Nelson region is famous for its arts and crafts scene and you can enjoy wandering through the city and checking out the unique displays in the shops and galleries.
If you enjoy the outdoors Nelson is a great place to visit, being home to three of New Zealand’s most spectacular national parks. Adventure activities that can be enjoyed by all include mountain biking, fishing, diving, sailing, hiking, golf and swimming.
When you have finished exploring, come and relax in our own family-friendly Cobb and Co Restaurant and Saloon, which is open 7 days. Our classic fare offers great value for money and we pride ourselves on making our guests feel welcome.