• Take a tour through the Te Anaroa Caves in Rockville, and be amazed by the fossils, stalagmites, stalactites and glowworms.
• Make a day of it up the Anatoki River see the animals and feed the tame eels at Bencarri Farm Park, then pop next door and go ishing and have your catch hot smoked at Anatoki Salmon. • Experience Golden Bay’s thriving art community via more than 35 art galleries and museums or spend some time in Takaka township taking in the local café culture. • Hit the water! Kayaking the beautiful but quieter northern end of the Abel Tasman National Park is a great way to explore the stunning coastline. • Take a scenic coastal drive past the massive limestone cli s at Tarakohe, to the Golden Beaches of Ligar Bay and Tata Beach.
• Pack your togs and go for a bush walk the Wainui Falls are a 30-minute walk from the carpark, and there are excellent swimming holes in the river on the way to the falls, plus a swing bridge! • Sample an apple cider or manuka beer with a steaming plate of mussels at the iconic Golden Bay venue, The Mussel Inn. • Walk the 78km Heaphy Track one of the Department of Conservation’s ‘Great Walks’ in the Kahurangi National Park (mountain biking option in winter, or cycle the Rameka Track all year round). • Drive to the most northerly tip of the South Island and take a walk around Puponga farm, a guided nature and bird tour along Farewell Spit, or ride along Wharariki Beach on horseback.