The Top of the South is an awesome area to explore with a rod. Rivers range from remote streams flowing down through forested mountain valleys to large open rivers. The amazing clarity of the rivers mean that most fish are sighted before the cast is made. Our brown trout average around 4.5 lb with the chance of encountering that fish of a lifetime - a 10 lb brown! You could even walk down the driveway and try your hand at a saltwater kingfish on the tidal flats.
There are fly fishing guides and then there are fly fishing guides. We think you know what we mean. We're talking about those unique individuals who will go the extra mile, try anything, climb trees, scale vertical banks do whatever it takes to find their clients a fish. They live and breathe fly fishing. After a long day on the stream they go home, tie flies, fix tackle, repair leaky boots, have a beer, and crash into bed. The next morning they're back at our side hunting trout -- doing what they do best. They are a rare breed indeed. Aaron Ford is without question a member of that rare breed.
Cape Farewell Horse Treks is a family owned business that has taken people riding over the top of the South Island near Farewell Spit for over 20 years.Whilst riding some of the most scenic rides in NZ our experienced guides are there to help you have the best experience - we have friendly well mannered horses and will try and match you and your horse depending on your level of ability.
+64 3 524 8031 http://www.horsetreksnz.co.nz
Dine for lunch, dinner, or drinks and nibbles at the notoriously fun and family friendly Mussel Inn
+64 3 525 9241 http://www.musselinn.co.nz
At Kiwi Spirits Distillery we believe good taste is good for the soul. We are a family owned and operated distillery redefining what quality means. We specialize in unique spirits handcrafted from the purest homegrown ingredients. With a family history of decades of distilling we’re staunchly dedicated to quality over quantity.
+64 3 525 8575 https://www.kiwispiritdistille...
Choco Loco is a funky little chocolate shop in Takaka, at the top of the South Island of New Zealand. We think of it as Europe meets New Zealand but with a contemporary twist. We still design and produce these gourmet hand made chocolates right here in our little shop.
And because we only use the freshest ingredients (mostly local and some out of our gardens!), quality Belgian chocolate and no artificial preservatives, this means they’re packed full of flavour.
Through sharing the experience of visiting Farewell Spit we can help to raise public awareness of this extraordinary ecosystem, so vital for our migratory birds.
Come with us to this special place, where you can view the historic lighthouse and explore its intriguing reserve. The Farewell Spit Tour, our most popular, departs from Collingwood and visits Cape Farewell (the South Island’s most northern point) and Fossil Point, and also includes our Lighthouse tour.
+64 3 524 8257 http://www.farewellspit.com
Catch your own salmon and eat it on the spot! Come find a magical spot on Lake Anatoki in Golden Bay to cast your line and land your lunch. No experience required for this fishing activity and we provide you with the use of our gear at no charge.
EarthSea Gallery, near Pohara Beach, Golden Bay is on the edge of the Motupipi Estuary en route to the golf course and historic Clifton Reserve. Peter's studio/gallery was built in 2003 and is set in 2 hectares of native gardens and restored wetland plantings. EarthSea Gallery displays Peter's original paintings, a range of Fine Art Giclée prints, framed and un-framed, and greeting cards. Feel free to linger in Peter's gallery and absorb the perfection and ambiance of his work.
The gallery is open daily 10am - 5pm in the summer months although winter hours may be variable.
+64 27 525 7007 http://www.earthseagallery.com
Elevate your senses! Take a Golden Bay Air scenic flight from Takaka, Motueka or Nelson Airport. From the golden beaches of the Abel Tasman and the mighty peaks of Kahurangi to the extraordinary landscapes of the Wharariki sea arches and Farewell Spit, you are spoiled for choice.
Every passenger is seated in a comfortable window seat offering outstanding photo opportunities. Our two-way headsets allow you to listen to the pilot's informative commentary and talk to fellow passengers and the pilot.
The track to Wharariki Beach travels over farm paddocks and through a section of coastal forest, before arriving a the beautiful windswept coast.
The best time to visit is at low tide, when you can walk the length of the beach and take in spectacular coastlines, caverns, islands, and enormous sand dunes along the way.
CAPE FAREWELL & PUPONGA FARM PARK HILLTOP WALK TO PILLAR POINT LIGHTHOUSE ARE ALSO RECOMMENDED
Come along to the river and learn how the professionals find and pan gold. We conduct day trips for small groups, from a special family day out to tutoring the seasoned prospector.
Traveling to our local gold fossicking areas and a working gold claim, we teach how and where to find gold nuggets using gold pans, sluice boxes and gold detectors. Our expert guides with years of experience also point out the do's and don'ts of safety in and around New Zealand rivers.
+64 212018244 https://www.goldhuntingadventu...