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Waikato River Cruises
Discovery Cruises provide a day and overnight sailing in its luxury vessel, Manuwai Tuarua, on the lower Waikato River, passing through beautiful countryside and providing the guests with a special view of farms, horticulture and bush in their natural state, otherwise not accessible to the general public.
Please not: this activity is temporarily closed.
Laura Douglas Real Country
Laura's "Real Country Farm" allows for all its visitors to experience the 'real New Zealand' and have authentic rural interactions with local hosts. Genuine Southern Hospitality is a trait that is cultivated over years growing up in a close knit, rural community and Laura takes great pride in ensuring that every guest feels like a friend, not a stranger.
Waikaka Station & gardens/cafe
Nestled in NZ's lush green Southland region, Waikaka Station is a 5th generation family owned farm specialising in quality genetics through their renowned Hereford, Texel and Rombreed studs. A long term passion for these breeds has seen these animals on the Paterson property for over 100 years.
Oliver's Farmstay B&B
Oliver's Farmstay is an historic cottage that was once the original Post Office in the town of Temuka, built in 1876 and moved to its current site in 1904. The cottage has now been rebuilt and restored bringing it into the 21st Century while maintaining its "old world" comforts.
Kaitaki Kiwifruit Cottage is a modern self contained two bedroom cottage, with one Queen size bed, two single beds and outdoor bath. Located in the heart of an organic 8ha kiwifruit orchard and close to beaches and cafes, the cottage offers privacy, space and a peaceful environment.
Wake up to bird song including Tui, Bellbirds and the distant sound of the ocean. Whilst only a short distance from the scenic drive north to Kaikoura the Getaway is a private peaceful two story, three bedroom timber house (two queen and two single beds), built mainly from recycled materials with a casual 'honey' feel.
Flaxmere Garden, one of the NZ Gardens Trust, "Gardens of National Significance" has its beginning over fifty years ago on a North Canterbury sheep farm. Bodly designed to frame the surrounding mountain vistas, today Flaxmere Garden is a place of peace and tranquility for all to enjoy.
Rachel invites visitors to her property at Churton Park, a semi-rural suburb of Wellington City, to learn the craft of spinning woollen fleece into fine yarn, the craft of dying fabric into different colours, the felting of fleece into soft fabric and the making of woollen beanies and felt hats.
Old weaving techniques
Old weaving looms make beautiful fabrics: A chance encounter with a person who knew of three pedal powered heritage looms sent to NZ after WW II to help the rehabilitation of injured servicemen and which were gathering dust in a South Otago shed led to a new venture for a young South Otago couple.
Puhoi Valley Cheese
At Puhoi Valley we have a passion for cheese, and our master cheese makers lovingly turn our rich flavoursome milk into some of the finest quality specialty cheeses in the world. From the exquisite creaminess of our double cream brie, to the sophisticated tones of our goat feta, Puhoi Valley Cheeses will inspire you.