Matai River at Nelson, New Zealand

Taken on a beautiful sunny Easter Sunday in Nelson. The Matai River runs through the town of Nelson and there is an attractive and easy walking/cycling track that runs along most of its length. There are some pretty nice houses to have a look at along the route as well and we passed by the appropriately named Riverside Baths.

This was taken at high tide though – the river is quite tidal at this point as its only about a kilometre or so to the sea.

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  1. Annette | Bucket List Journey on April 15, 2012 at 4:08 am

    Beautful! New Zealand is definitely on my bucket list!

    • Elisabeth on April 15, 2012 at 9:22 am

      Thanks for visiting Annette

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