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Day 1

The start of a great walking adventure!

We welcome all our walkers from 3.00pm at the Lodge. After a meet and greet session with your hosts, you will discover our lovely water gardens and be able to relax in one of the many cozy outdoor corners. Or, simply relax with a coffee or beer on your private daybed and soak up the wonderful nature surrounding you with panoramic views over the Bay. You can listen to the calming waters or take a dip in our heated mineral swimming pool, the choice is yours!

Late afternoon, we will invite you on a short, guided walk in one of the last remnants of original forest in Pohara. The rata trees and limestone formations are really extraordinary and could be plucked right from a Hobbit movie!

Filip will introduce you to the rich nature and history of Golden Bay and make sure we are on schedule for our welcome drink at the Lodge. A short slide show will illustrate the unique beauty and wilderness of the Top of the South, giving you a foretaste of the great walking adventure that awaits you. Next, we will give you an outline of practical information for The Bay Walk so that you can start your walking experience with confidence and worry free!

Those who booked our Basic Walking Package can use our guest kitchenette to prepare their first evening meal. Other guests can enjoy our delicious gourmet platter in the privacy of their own Suite or on the panoramic deck.

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