SAY ‘I DO’ IN THE SOUTH ISLAND
FROM GOLDEN TUSSOCK TO SNOW- CAPPED PEAKS, THE UNRIVALLED BEAUTY OF THE SOUTH ISLAND IS THE ULTIMATE BACKDROP FOR YOUR WEDDING. HERE, WE’VE COMPILED ALL THE NEED-TO- KNOWS.
Your ultimate guide
GET THE PARTY STARTED
We’ve rounded up a range of activities perfect for a hen’s or bachelor party. From relaxing and luxe, to fun and adventurous, take your pick from the offerings below: TASTY MORSELS Begin your hen’s party right with yummy bites at Mona Vale’s High Tea (monavale. nz). The homestead’s restaurant also caters to dietary requirements. $ DAY OF PAMPERING Gather the gals and head to Beauty at the Tannery ( beautyatthetannery.co.nz) for an indulgent day filled relaxation. Bespoke hen’s party packages include catering. $$$ FLORAL FUN Get creative with The Green Room Flower Company’s (thegreenroomflowerco.co.nz) flower crown making workshop. Decide the colour palette or theme and the lovely team will bring everything to you. $ HORSING AROUND Explore gorgeous landscapes on horseback, stopping mid-ride for bubbles at the iconic Cardrona Hotel. Plus, if you fancy, have the “Sheriff” pay a visit to help spice up the party (thecardrona.co.nz). $$ SWEET TREATS Bring along a bottle of wine and try your hand at making custom gourmet chocolatey goodies at The Seriously Good Chocolate Company (seriouslygoodchocolate.com) in Invercargill. Sweet tooth required. $ ROARING WINE TOURS The Roaring Wine Tours (roaringtours. co.nz) takes you and your buds on a day trip to some of the region’s best boutique wineries. Choose from a range of tours, including fine dining or helicopter options. $$$ ADVENTURE ON THE RAPIDS Not afraid to get the adrenaline pumping? Try white water rafting on the Shotover River or the Kawarau River (raft.co.nz). Also available are combos featuring rafting plus other fun activities such as bungee jumping, skydiving and the luge. $$$ BEERS ALL ROUND Beer has long been central to the NelsonTasman region. Make a day of it following the Nelson Craft Beer Trail (craftbrewingcapital. co.nz), hopping between the locally owned, family-run breweries and pubs. $$ OFF- ROAD ADVENTURE Zoom your way through some of New Zealand’s best scenery by taking a quad bike tour in Queenstown (offroad.co.nz). A fun day out for all ability levels. $$$
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