Suggested Itinerary

Relax massage
Tramping in the Tararua Mountain Range
Southwards Musuem 1930 Ford Model A Roadster
Little Spotted Kiwi - Pukupuku - from Kapiti Island Alive
Relaxing Sunset - first star over Kapiti Island

Suggested Itineraries for the Nature Coast

Nature Coast possibilities are endless, mix and match from the suggestions below and enjoy!

Pamper Yourself

Body Massage, Facial, Spa and Dinner

Explore the options with our beauty and spa therapist which cater for "individual", to "his and hers" to group bookings for weddings or a "girls weekend" in the country. See the packages Spa treatment page


Golfing on world class courses

Vista de Sol can book your round in advance, - for an early round start with a light breakfast, head off to enjoy your round and return for a relaxing and enjoyable breakfast brunch – for Nature Coast Courses if your partner is busy having Spa treatment when you finish your round we will pick you up so you both have great time. We have 7 golfing pages to describe the local courses - go to the main golfing page

Cultural Repast

Arts and Crafts and Spa, Dining

Visit local artists, sculptors, galleries and museums and return for a Spa, perhaps some pampering, and a gourmet meal.


Walk, Hike, Tramp, Mountain Bike or cycle on miles and miles of tracks through reserves, forest parks, next to the sea on deserted beaches, or along rivers – choose an easy walk through to more adventurous excursions.

Hunt, Fish, Dive

Chopper into remote locations or check with our hunting guide for guided trips to shoot trophy heads, – for Sambar, Red, Sika and Fallow deer, or further afield for Thar and Chamois. Dive for Crayfish or Fish the Coast for a variety of species.

Trains, Planes and Automobiles

Travel the main trunk line with Steam Engines, ride the trams, enjoy scenic flights by plane or helicopter and visit Southwards Car museum

Helicopter with Heli-pro

From our heli-pad enjoy a scenic flight, or fly to Marlborough or Martinborough for New Zealand’s finest wines or land on the tops or in secluded valleys of the Tararua Mountain Range for a picnic meal. See the packages

Bird or Wild life experience

Experience a huge variety of wildlife reserves, farm parks and bird sanctuary’s. Visit Kapiti by boat and have a guided tour with Kapiti Island Alive – bookings are essential

Or, visit Nga Manu Nature Reserve and enjoy the highly recommended guided native bird feeding tour , or take a Waikanae estuary guided walk and tour, or Parrot Ranch or Owlkatraz wildlife parks or choose from one of several farm parks to visit.


Do Nothing Weekend

See the dawn, have a superb cooked breakfast, read the paper in the library, check out the landscapes, read a book in the garden, watch the sunset, have cocktail in the bar, enjoy a gourmet dinner and finish with a spa - it sounds like a lot of work!

VISTA DEL SOL - View of the Sun