4 days – 21 to 24 February 2014
If you’re in New Zealand to fish, play golf or enjoy some other aspect of this great outdoors destination then here’s a tour that may suit.
It’s a four day walking-focused immersion into the landscape, geology, flora and birdlife of western Golden Bay – a dramatic and fascinating area. Come and taste some of New Zealand’s premier and most scenic coastal landscapes.
It’s not a luxury trip by any means, but offers a fabulous opportunity to explore beautiful Golden Bay, to the west of Nelson, at a very intimate level. Over 4 days the Discover Golden Bay tour explores karst landscapes, wild beaches, coastal paths and national parks. You’ll stay at a cosy little backpacker’s inn, eat at local cafes and enjoy a special meal at the home of a local writer.
Places like Farewell Spit, Wharariki Beach, the resurgence of the Riwaka River and the Kaihoka Lakes are all fascinating spots, each with outstanding natural features and landscape. Canaan Downs was featured in ‘The Hobbit’ movie and Farewell Spit is New Zealand’s longest sandspit – at 26kms long it’s a beauty. It is also a noted place for migratory birds.
This 4 day/3 night tour is return from Nelson with all transport, 3 nights simple accommodation, 4 full days activities with 2 1/2 days guided walking, and most meals included. You will need a moderate degree of fitness as there is plenty of walking. Cost is $NZ1255 per person.
If you enjoy sunshine, stunning scenery, walking in native forest, swimming in crystal turquoise seas, gourmet cuisine, getting to know the locals…. this is the holiday for you!
(C) by Sue Farley