Today, Nelligen is a peaceful village enjoying a rest from its bustling past. It is popular with local people and visitors for the beauty and recreational facilities enjoyed on the river at this point. The long, wide reaches of the river are popular for water skiing, fishing and boating. You can rent a houseboat here to enjoy a peaceful holiday right on one of the most beautiful rivers in the state.
Yet you can still find reminders of the pioneer days, including the gold rush which briefly visited the region in the nineteenth century.
There are a number of choices of accommodation available in the town, ranging from camping to more upmarket accommodation at the well known Steampacket Hotel or at some of the historic and renovated Nelligen guesthouses.