Women's long weekend away to magical Mt Cook/Twizel area - explore the natural beauty of this stunning area.
Magical Mt Cook Getaway for the Ladies!
Join us either from Christchurch or drive yourself to our lodge next to Twizel, on Lake Ruataniwha.
We will spend 3 wonderful days in this magical area, doing some lovely walks, enjoying nice meals, some scenic drives, plus a visit to the stunning Mt Cook village where we will enjoy a day out! We will also soak in a hot tub under the stars of clear Southern skies...
-walk up the beautiful Hooker Valley to see Mt Cook-amazing scenery around the turquoise lakes of Ruataniwha, Pukaki and Tekapo
-hillarious quirky farm tour
-soak under the stars at Omarama Hot Tubs
-visit the wind sculpted Clay Cliffs-feed the salmon at the salmon farm
-short, stunning walk to Tasman Glacier in Mt Cook National Park
Day 1: we will drive (for those that arrive in Christchurch) down to Twizel, stopping for a delicious lunch in Geraldine at Barkers, and continuing on to the quirky Wild West settlement of Burkes Pass. There will be time for photos and a visit to Lake Tekapo and the Church of the Good Shepherd too. After a "cruisey" day we get to the lodge in time for the sunset and to watch the stars come out. Drinks at home, followed by dinner in Twizel.
Day 2/3: enjoy breakfast with a view from our large deck - mountains and lakes are the magnificent backdrop.
Which day we do what depends on the weather:
- Day Trip to Mt Cook - we drive along the breathtaking turquoise waters of Lake Pukaki. At Mt Cook village we visit the Mt Cook visitors center to give you an idea of the amazing history, flora and fauna of the area, and then we will go for a walk up the stunning Hooker Valley, with fabulous views of high mountains, glacial lakes, and magnificent Mt Cook/Aoraki. This is a magical day out in a special part of New Zealand! Back in time for a hot shower, drinks and then we go out for a meal.
-Day Trip Twizel area: what we do today depends on the weather, but one thing is guaranteed: a great day out! Here's a list of possibilities: investigate the local shops, explore this stunning area (we will take you to some of our favorite secret scenic spots and show you the turquoise waters of Lake Ohau and Lake Ruataniwha), enjoy a stunning walk and possibly a picnic (weather permitting), visit the local Salmon Farm where you can feed the fish, visit a winery and do a tasting, partake in a quirky farm tour, explore the Clay Cliffs of Omarama ....at the end of the day we head off to the indulgent Omarama Hot Tubs for a soak under the Southern stars!! Dinner at the country pub and then home to our comfy beds.
Day 4 - after a good breakfast (time permitting, we might squeeze something else in) we begin our drive back to Christchurch.
Please note it is possible to stay longer at the lodge if you would like to relax for a bit longer and take in all those breathtaking views.
This is the perfect winter getaway to one of the most scenic parts of the country. We will explore this winter wonderland and all it has to offer - turquoise lakes and rivers, snow-capped mountains, and visit local shops and mouth-watering restaurants! RELAX - INDULGE - ENJOY!
Included: all breakfasts, vehicle/transportation, hot tubs, lodge accommodation, 1 lunch and 1 dinner
Not included: lunches and dinners
To bring: bring a couple of bottles of wine, your togs and a towel (for the hot tub), comfy but warm clothes for walking, daypack, drink bottle, snacks, general casual warm clothes, toiletries...and a good book in case the weather is really bad!
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Join one of our NZ long weekends! We will be based in lovely accommodation, and take trips to local attractions, restaurants, shops, walks, wineries etc! It's been a crazy, covid year, time to meet like-minded ladies, swap stories over a gin or two and have some fun!
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