Beautiful Nelson region long weekend getaway of great food, local shops and art, lovely walks, wine-tasting, socializing, fun and much more with like-minded women!
Nelson/Golden Bay - Getaway for the Girls!
We stay in beautiful Ruby Bay, at the wonderful Korepo Lodge with it's cosy fireplace where we can socialize on those brisk winter evenings. We will dine in fantastic restaurants, shop at local markets, go for some breathtaking walks, partake in a fun wine/gin tasting, and much more!
-stay in a stunning private lodge
-visit Mapua Wharf galleries and stunning seaside restaurants
-take a trip to Golden Bay and go on a safari tour out to Farewell Spit
-enjoy a wine-tasting at a local winery
-take a walk in the stunning Abel Tasman National Park
-finish off the trip with an indulgent spa
Day 1 Mapua Wharf - shops, galleries
Arrival day. Fly into Nelson and get picked up - time permitting you can peruse the Mapua shops and galleries or enjoy a drink by the sea. Later we will enjoy happy hour drinks and go out for a nice meal in Mapua.
Day 2 Takaka and Farewell Spit Tour
Today we head off early to Takaka. There will be time for a quick poke around the local interesting shops and galleries. Takaka is known for it's alternative lifestyle and inspired artists. It also has some great cafes, so after a brunch stop we head off to Collingwood to catch a tour out to Farewell Spit.
Cape Farewell is the northernmost point of the South Island and the cliff-top views are spectacular. These dramatic coastal cliffs are sliced through with fault-lines (vertically walled slashes) where streams strangely run inland rather than to sea. Something every Kiwi needs to tick off their bucket list!
After the tour has finished we head back to the famously local Mussel Inn for a local beer and some tasty organic dishes - the atmosphere is distinctly Golden Bay! We then head back to Mapua to our very comfy beds for the night.
Day 3 Waka trip Kaiteriteri, Wine-tasting and lunch
Today we do something very local with a Waka trip starting on the golden sands of Kaiteriteri beach. There is nothing nicer than being on the calm waters of Tasman Bay in winter. You will be immersed in the beauty of the coastline as we glide through the water in the waka.
After this fabulous trip we go for a nice long lunch at a local winery and visit a local gallery before heading home for a rest, drinks on the deck or by the fire, and then dinner.
Note: outdoor activities are weather dependent
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).
Included: all breakfasts, vehicle/transportation, lodge accommodation, 1 dinner, waka trip, farewell spit tour, spa, water taxis, wine tasting
No included: lunches and dinners
To bring:a bottle of wine, 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!
NEW ZEALAND - Ultimate Women's Weekend
NZ - Getaway for the Girls!
Over winter we will be running a series of long weekend getaways just for the ladies!
Escape the winter blues and join us on a variety-filled trip. 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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