Stoke is a suburb of Nelson in New Zealand, located between Richmond and Tahunanui.

Many schools are located in this vibrant area including Nelson Christian Academy, Nayland Primary, Birchwood Primary, Stoke Primary, Broadgreen Intermediate and Nayland College.

Stoke is also a popular Retirement Home location.  Summerset in the Sun, one of Nelson fastest growing retirement villages, includes Villas, townhouses and serviced apartments.  There is also in-home support and hospital level care available.  Respite and Palliative care for the elderly is also catered for at the Whareama Rest Home.

The Broadgreen Historic House is located on Nayland Road, and is one of Nelson’s oldest residential buildings.  Fully furnished with period furniture and household goods, the house offers a glimpse into early colonial living.  Also nearby is Isel House, situated within the grounds of the beautiful Isel Park. This is open to the public and can be viewed at set times throughout the year.  Isel Park is also the location for various Nelson events, such as the Teddy Bear’s Picnic and Isel in Bloom.

Stoke has a vibrant shopping centre including two supermarkets and various cafe’s and restaurants, including the recently refurbished “The Bach” restaurant at the Turf Hotel and Monaco’s Honest Lawyer Pub.  The Monaco Kitchen, located on the beautiful grounds of the Grand Mercure Monaco Resort, is also a stunning wedding venue.  There is a also a Library and Volunteer Fire Brigade in the precinct.

Greenmeadows Playing Fields are abuzz with sports teams on a Saturday, and nearby Saxton Stadium is a bustling sports ground for many of Nelson’s sports fixtures.  These include the Saxton Pavilion, consisting of an athletic track, cricket oval and conference facilities, plus the Saxton Stadium which houses basketball/netball and volleyball courts, a table tennis hall and administration offices for several sports codes.

The are several churches in the area including Annesbrook Church, Elim Church and St Barnabas.  Local kindergartens comprise of Elim Kids Preschool and Birchwood Kindergarten.

Schools, Churches, Restaurants and Cafes

Squires Pub and Cafe

Two Little Fish Fish and Chips

Infused Cafe

Strawbridge Cafe

Cafe Premier

The Garden Window Cafe (Located within Isel Park)