Day 2 Discover Nelson, art galleries, artists studios, garden walks, historic house walk, and of course some retail therapy. Hop into your car and take the 30 min. drive to the little seaside village of Mapua, here visit a few studios and pick up some 'smoked fish' from the Smokehouse, a fresh bun and a lemon tart from the Naked Bun, and now take the back route to Neudorf Vineyards www.neudorf.co.nz , one of the top wineries in New Zealand, have a tasting, and have your picnic lunch in their vineyard garden. From here travel a few kms to the studios of Katie Gold and Owen Bartlett, 2 of Nelson's best know potters, a few kms down the road have a small tasting at either Kahurangi Estate vineyard or at Waimea Winery, Nelson's second largest winery. On your way back into Nelson stop at the World of Wearable Art & Collectable Car Complex, it is NOT to be missed. www.wowcars.co.nz
For those who have more time, there is golfing, sailing, horse trekking, skydiving, 4WD adventures, wellness and spa treatments,sea and river fishing, bush walks,biking trails, and of course, every Saturday morning is one of New Zealand's best markets, only a 5 minute walk from the inn.