Flax weaving workshop/wellness retreat, wineries and walks in the sunny Nelson region!

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Global Trips For Women

Flax weaving workshop/wellness retreat, wineries and walks in the sunny Nelson region!

Fabulous five-day girls trip to Nelson: flax weaving workshop, wellness retreat, walks, wine and spa!

Date & Duration: 6th-10th August 2021 - 5 days
Cost: NZD1100 - What's included?
Arrival & Departure points: Nelson/Nelson
Group size: max 7
Accommodation: Lovely, elegant lodge
Meals not included: lunches and dinners

Flax workshop, wine, walks and spa retreat


Flax workshop, wine, walks and spa retreat

Find your inner creativeness, indulge in great food, wine and spas, enjoy walks in nature!

Trip highlights:

On this 5 day workshop and wellness retreat in the Nelson/Mapua region we will:
-partake in a fabulous inspiring and creative 2-day flax weaving workshop
-visit a local Nelson winery for a wine-tasting
-take a walk in the stunning Abel Tasman National Park
-visit the interesting and quirky Nelson market
-enjoy some fabulous meals at local cafes and restaurants
-peruse some local art/galleries

Day 1 Nelson to Ruby Bay - Galleries, shops and wine-tasting
Arrive in Nelson to begin your fun-filled 5-day trip!
Spend a relaxing afternoon at the charming seaside village of Mapua, perusing the unique shops and galleries. Grab lunch at one of the local eateries before heading to a local winery. No trip to Nelson is complete without a visit to a local winery, so that's exactly what we will do - go wine-tasting!
Dinner together tonight at a fabulous local restaurant.

Day 2/3 Nelson Market and Flax Workshop
Saturday morning means market day in Nelson! We kick off the day with a couple of hours getting inspired by the arts, crafts and food at this wonderful market.
Then our flax-weaving workshop begins! Over the course of the next 2 days you will learn to weave and plait harakeke flax, turning it into lovely puti puti flowers, a two corner magic basket and the larger kono four cornered food basket! Our teacher Yvonne will teach us the cultural customs of working within the sustainable practices of tikanga and the values toi raranga (the protocols of flax cutting and handling which surrounds this time honored craft).
This eco-friendly and sustainable craft is something you will be able to use to create your own fabulous gifts or household items.
Lunch at the lodge.
Dinner at local restaurants.

Day 4 Walking in the Abel Tasman
Today we are going on a walking adventure!! We will take a water taxi up the coast and into the stunning Abel Tasman National Park, famous for it's turquoise waters, lush bush and golden beaches. We will walk at a leisurely pace, on this wide and well-trodden path, taking in all the great scenery.
We will enjoy a picnic lunch on the beach, before heading out of the park and making our way home. Walking time: 3-4 hours.

Day 5 Spa day indulgence
Time for some indulgence! Today we head to the spa to soak in hot pools, steam baths, saunas and heated pools. We will spend a few hours here just relaxing, having lunch, getting in and out of the spa, before you get your flight back later in the day (try to get a flight after 3pm).



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Included: all breakfasts, vehicle/transportation, 4 nights elegant lodge accommodation, workshop, lunches during workshops, 1 dinner, 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, swimsuit, toiletries...and a good book just in case!

"Life is short - Eat Cake!" An even better idea is to rally some friends for a memorable girls weekend away. What are you waiting for?

Email me below to reserve your place.



Flax weaving workshop info!

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6th-10th August 2021, 5 days, Cost: NZD1100 - What's included?


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