Women-only active trip to Nelson! Bike and walk some of Nelson region's most scenic trails, indulge in great local food and wine!
|Date & Duration:||2nd-7th October 2020 - 6 days|
|Cost:||NZ$1650 - What's included?|
|Arrival & Departure points:||Nelson|
|Group size:||min 4, max 7|
|Meals not included:||all breakfasts incl, lunches and dinner excluded|
|Adventures:||bike the best part of the Great Taste Trail, walk a day on the beautiful Abel Tasman Track, enjoy a magic morning waka trip, indulge in a wine-tasting and lunch, some shopping and spa!|
This is a fabulous active-yet-also-indulgent women-only long getaway - treat yourself!
NELSON ACTIVE AND INDULGENT GETAWAY
We base ourselves in beautiful Ruby Bay, at the wonderfully secluded and peaceful Korepo Lodge. We will dine in fantastic local restaurants each evening, shop at local markets, go for some breathtaking walks, ride the best part of the Great Taste Trail, partake in a wine-tasting (or two) at a local winery in the countryside and indulge in a local spa and sauna.
Day 1: is arrival day, where we will get together, have drinks and go out for a nice meal in Mapua.
Day 2: Biking Nelson to Mapua, 33 km.
Today we begin our easy cycle ride on the Great Taste Trail in Nelson on comfortable e-bikes. Enjoy views of the estuary and ocean before ending up at Rabbit Island and taking the ferry over to Mapua wharf. This bustling area has some great cafes and shops to wander around. We have a late lunch here and a good poke around the shops, full of lovely local art, before we head to our lodge just a few minutes ride away. Tonight we dine at a lovely local restaurant.
Day 3: Biking Mapua to Kaiteriteri, 44km.
This morning we continue on the Great Taste Trail and head inland, cycling through rolling hills, until we eventually leave the countryside and end up in Motueka for a delicious lunch at a popular local cafe. After lunch and a rest we continue on to the golden sands of Kaiteriteri beach, the most scenic of spots to end your ride! There is not shortage of great dining options nearby.
Day 4: Walking 3 hours: Today's adventure takes us into the Abel Tasman National Park where we go for a breathtaking walk through beautiful native bush, with views down to the turquoise waters of this stunning coastline. We stop for a picnic lunch on a golden beach and then continue on Marahau, where we will be picked up and taken back to the lodge to relax.
Day 5: Waka and wine: time for some culture and fun! This morning we take a lovely waka paddle from Kaiteriteri beach around to Split Apple Rock. This is a fabulous activity which is suitable for anyone and a lovely way to spend some time on the water and learn about some Maori traditions. After our waka trip we head inland for a wine-tasting and long lunch at a lovely local winery.
Day 6: Spa: try to fly out/depart as late as possible today so that you can enjoy a few hours soaking your weary muscles in a hot tub, sauna and steam room.
Airport transfers: we will take you to Nelson airport in time for your flight...or you might just like to stay one more night....:)
Included: all breakfasts, vehicle/transportation, lodge accommodation with breakfast, 1 dinner, waka trip, e-bike hire, water taxi ride, wine-tasting, spa
Not included: lunches and dinners not in itinerary
To bring: a bottle or two of wine, comfy but warm clothes for walking, daypack, drink bottle, snacks, active wear for biking and walking, swimsuit, toiletries...and a good book just in case!
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