The Nelson Tasman Region

Waimea College is located in Richmond, a town of around 14,000 people that is bordered by the mountains of the Kahurangi, the beautiful Tasman Bay and the wild rivers of the upper South Island. The town is a hub for the fruit-growing, wine-making and forestry industries and is a 15min bus ride away from the charismatic Nelson City.

The Nelson Tasman region is home to some of the most stunning natural beauty in the world. It is a vibrant and sought after location with some of the highest sunshine hours in New Zealand. We are well known for our safe community, amazing outdoor opportunities, a gourmet food and café scene and relaxed lifestyle.