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AMBER HOUSE - at the centre!™
Bed and Breakfast Guest House (B&B) in Nelson city centre, New Zealand
Amber House Limited has licensed the user known as "W. Frank" to use their copyrighted photographs of Amber and Cabragh Houses for display on the internet sites en.citizendium.org and www.internet-encyclopedia.org provided that attribution is given.
The Tourism New Zealand Image Library has very kindly licensed us to use some of their copyrighted photographs on our site.
Photographs NOT credited below are the copyright of Adam Amber or are public domain/copyright expired.
Here are the relevant credits:-
The photograph of Amber House on our Home Page is by W F Buchholz who enjoyed a holiday in Nelson in late winter 2005
Glassblowing studio, Nelson.
In the Nelson region you can watch skilled glass artists at work. If you'd like to go a step further, there are glassblowing, bead-making and paperweight-making classes held throughout the year. Glass blowing and casting have become synonymous with Nelson, and there are many wonderful works for sale in our city's many art galleries.
(Code: CU29) Expiry Date: 01 Jun 2011, Photographer: Ian Trafford
Awaroa Inlet, Abel Tasman National Park.
You'd be hard pushed to find a coastal environment more beautiful than this one. Against a canvas of blue sky and native bush, crystal clear water swirls into Awaroa Inlet, where you can explore a delicious assortment of perfect little beaches. This piece of paradise is accessible by walking track, kayak or water taxi.
At the time of writing (26 January 2007), Nelson's largest and newest tourist vessel, Caretta, a 17 meter (56ft) 70 passenger catamaran was only taking between 45 and 50 minutes to cruise from Nelson Port (a few minutes from Amber House) across Tasman Bay to the beautiful Abel Tasman National Park
(Code: L087) Expiry Date: No expiry date, Photographer: Tourism New Zealand
Horse trek, Wharariki Beach.
Horse trekking is one of the many activities you can enjoy in the Nelson-Tasman region. At beautiful Wharariki Beach, (a good days drive over the `Marble Mountain' and beyond Farewell Spit and back again to Amber House) you'll notice that the sand is rippled by the action of water and wind. Massive cliffs and sand dune formations give this portion of the coast incredible character. Sometimes you'll find fur seals sunning themselves on the rocks.
(Code: AD41) Expiry Date: 19 Jun 2008, Photographer: Tony Brunt
Mountain biking, Nelson.
Mountain bikers are welcome on many of the hiking tracks in the Nelson area, including favourites such as the Dun Mountain Walkway, Tantragee Saddle and Rameka Track. At the time of writing (26 January 2007), we have Peter Oskam staying with us who hopes to become New Zealand's downhill champion in the morning. Bikes are available for hire from us and elsewhere in the city and the local visitor information centre can direct you to the track that best matches your skill and fitness level.
(Code: AD44) Expiry Date: 01 Oct 2007, Photographer: Ian Trafford
Nelson potter at work.
There are potters scattered throughout the Nelson area and many of them welcome visitors to their workshops and galleries. Our region has its own clay resources and local minerals are used to make glazes. Over the years, Nelson's ceramic art has evolved from the earthy shapes and colours of the 60's to the highly decorated, impressionist pieces of today.
(Code: CU30) Expiry Date: 01 Jun 2011, Photographer: Ian Trafford
Visit the websites of some of Nelson's Potters:
Maxine Waters, Creative Earth
Paul Laird - Contemporary Ceramic Artist and Sculptor, Nelson
Rose Griffin Ceramics, Nelson
Sheryl Waters, Dovedale Pottery
The South Street Gallery, Nelson
Katie Gold, Paul Laird, Royce McGlashen