About Bushwise Women Do you want to explore New Zealand's wilderness places? Be guided by local women, expert on their home ground? Extend your comfort zones in the outdoors? Meet women from other destinations? Laugh and have fun? Try a new activity? Be pampered and have your dinner cooked? Yes? Then Bushwise Women is for you. All Ages and Levels of Fitness When you explore with Bushwise Women you enter a whole women's network. This is the current profile. Age 35-50: 72% Over 50: 26% NZ'ers: 80% International travellers: 20% A Vote of Confidence 50% return for more trips Small Groups - Day and Multi-DayTrips. Groups are small. They bond around a shared activity that is the means of exploring an area that has special scenic qualities of environmental significance. It may be tramping, hiking, kayaking, canoeing, camping, skiing, cycling or barging on canals. The Names behind the Name Lyn Jowett and Eileen Piggot-Irvine are the owners of Bushwise Women. We share more than 30 years experience in a wide variety of outdoor pursuits. We are both qualified educators with several years primary, secondary, polytechnic and university leadership. We promote excellence in risk management, bushcraft, mountain safety, outdoor first aid and group work. Our expertise also extends to providing exquisite meals for you. Cuisine is varied with an emphasis on New Zealand regional produce. New Zealand Wide Bushwise Women Guides have a passion for the outdoors. They are experienced women with local knowledge and expertise in their activity. They are based in the North Island as far North as Whangarei and in the South Island as far South as Wanaka. What Women Most Frequently Ask Am I fit enough to keep up with the group? Check the trip description. It may not require any strenuous activity. You will enjoy active trips far more if you prepare for the trip by regular walking and stretching or going to the gym. The Women's Accommodation Network Bushwise Women maintain, update and distribute this throughout the year in printed form as well as online. The network contains all the information you need about where to stay including feedback from other travellers. Overseas Travel Offshore trips have a place in the Bushwise calendar. They have ranged from trips to the South Pacific, - Tonga, Fiji, Vanuatu, Australia and trips to Europe like barging on canals in France. Friends Of Bushwise Women We publish "Bushlines" our newsletter throughout the year to keep you in touch with Bushwise events, conservation issues, tips about gear and camp food and news of other Bushwise women. Subscription is $10 for one year, $15 for two.Your membership gives you access to discounts, stand by privileges and group discounts. Environmental Care We are required by the Department of Conservation to hold a permit to guide in the wilderness. We support their environmental interpreta-tion and safety standards. These include care and respect of wildlife and wilderness through minimal impacts such as responsible toileting, washing, rubbish disposal and firelighting. We pay a percentage of our income towards the maintenance of tracks and huts. DOC Permit: RCT 0262. Website: www.bushwise.co.nz Our calendar is a snapshot of trips we have planned for the next year, and we invite you to visit our website where we will be posting all our new trips and events as well as updating details on the ones you see listed here. Our website allows us to add new trips and changes to the calendar on a daily basis so you will know you are getting the latest news and will not miss out. Our website allows us to provide more up to date and detailed information about our activities, including lots of pictures and stories from previous trips. We have online inquiry booking forms and we are happy to offer advice on both travel and Internet issues. Our website hosts the Women's Accommodation Network if you are looking for places to stay around New Zealand. We are also keen to get your feedback and ideas on trips and events you would like to see arranged, whether for yourself, your workplace or as part of a group. The web is dynamic, up to date and accessible. You can view it anytime, anywhere, show it to friends on the other side of town or the world, make inquiries and bookings without leaving home, lifting the phone or licking a stamp. Of course we also provide up to the minute printable versions of the calendar and the Women's Accommodation Network so you can take them away to read. Why wait another 12 months to see what new and exciting events we have initiated. Bookmark our website, register to get our email newsletters and stand by for your adventure to begin. BUSHWISE WOMEN www.bushwise.co.nz N e w Z e a l a n d Front Cover: Ocean scene Kaikoura Photographs: Cynthia Roberts, Design: Catherine Pascoe Created online 6 November 2002 from http://www.bushwise.co.nz The latest version of this calendar with additions is always?available for viewing and printing online 2002 November Spring Weekend Eco Escape Friday 08 November 2002 to Sunday 10 November 2002 Canterbury Staveley - Canterbury foothills in the vicinity of Mt Somers. Treat yourself. Head off to wild places with Jackie. A menu of energetic activity followed by relaxation. End each day in Mountain Beech Lodge enjoying excellent country hospitality. A birdwatching safari is planned exploring a variety of stunning locations including a high country wilderness day to Erewhon. Bellbirds in beech forest, braided river birds, mountain scenery, crested grebe on Lake Heron wildlife refuge and more. Easy walking and river bed trekking. Be prepared to get your boots wet. Warren and Marita are our ecotour experts. Small group (5) ensures personalized attention. Meet Staveley (map provided) from 4.30pm, onwards for 7.00pm dinner Frid 8 th Nov 2002. Return late afternoon Sun 10 th Nov. Come by car. Cost: $360 Includes: all meals, accommodation, guiding, transport Bookings: Please contact Bushwise Women, P.O. Box 34,Mullumbimby, NSW 2482, Australia, Ph:+61 266840178, Fax:+61 266840178, Email:bushwise@bushwise.co.nz, Website:http://www.bushwise.co.nz Tramping Auckland’s Wild West Coast Monday 11 November 2002 to Thursday 14 November 2002 Auckland This three day adventure is based at Whatipu Lodge, an hour’s drive from central Auckland. Whatipu is part of the Waitakere Ranges Regional Park and is on the edge of an 800 acre wetland where there are lots of interesting native birds including dotterels, fernbirds and terns. Here you will find numerous reminders of the kauri logging era hidden in the forest. You will have the opportunity to participate in easy to moderate day tramps, though opportunities will be on hand to participate in other activities such as visiting the local settlers historic museum. As part of your adventure, Alison Anderson an experienced outdoor instructor and Marnie Hunter, a passionate tramper, will introduce you to the intricacies of map and compass reading and you will also learn about basic safety in the outdoors. Join them at Whatipu Lodge which is an interesting mix of quaint and rather tumbledown historic buildings, without mains power, 7 kms from the nearest neighbours, 10 minutes walk from a glorious beach and surrounded by spectacular bush covered hills. Suitable for those new to tramping and moderate fitness is required for maximum enjoyment. Meet 4.00pm Mon 11th Nov 2002 at Whatipu Lodge. Return 4.00pm Thurs 14th Nov 2002. Pick up from Titirangi village can be arranged. Cost: $360 Includes: accommodation, breakfast and evening meals. BYO lunch and snacks Guided by: Alison and Marnie Bookings: Please contact Bushwise Women, P.O. Box 34,Mullumbimby, NSW 2482, Australia Ph:+61 266840178, Fax:+61 266840178, Email:bushwise@bushwise.co.nz, Website:http://www.bushwise.co.nz Day Trip: Gollans Stream Magic (EH 8) Sunday 24 November 2002 Wellington Experience the magic and mystery of Gollans Stream. Walk on rarely used tracks. Your heart will soar as we enter into the best kept secret in this park. Come prepared to get your feet wet. Climb: 300 m Unless otherwise noted, all trips will depart from the Eastern Bays. All day trips begin at 9.15 am and finish at 4.30 pm approx. Point of departure will be notified when bookings are made. Cost: $35 Includes: We provide hot drinks, treats, first aid, guiding. You bring Lunch and water bottle, day pack, warm hat, sun hat, rain parka and warm layer. Guided by: Judith Anderson Bookings: Please contact Judith Anderson, , Email:anderson.family@paradise.net.nz December Sea Kayak Abel Tasman Tuesday 10 December 2002 to Monday 16 December 2002 Golden Bay A unique chance to enjoy the more rarely kayaked parts of Abel Tasman. Our first day is accompanying our kayaks on a scenic drive over Takaka Hill - the marble mountain - to Golden Bay, where we put in at Tata Beach. We head south enjoying Taupo Point, Mutton Cove and the challenge of a good paddle around Separation Point. Our camp near Awaroa lagoon enables us to walk in the lush nikau and rata forests around Totaranui. We’ll explore the lagoon, enjoy flocks of oyster catches near Cave Point and if tides, time and weather permit you can enjoy a bush walk to check in for a coffee and a hot shower at the famous Awaroa Café. Rounding Awaroa Headland we’ll check out the seals at Tonga Island and then search out that perfect camping spot for the night. Next, a day of lagoons and calm waterways as we listen for bell birds and tuis. Our last day will take us past Te Puketea Bay and maybe another stop for a climb up for a view. If the wind is behind us we can put the sail up for a cruisy ride home. Trip begins and ends in comfort at Marahau quality lodge. Suitable for beginners but some pre-training on those upper muscles essential! Meet Motueka 3pm Tue 10th Dec 2002 return Motueka Mon 16th Dec 2002 11am (7 days, 5 kayaking, 4 nights camping 2 nights Marahau Lodge) Cost: $1498 Includes: guiding, transport, camping gear, DoC passes all meals except meal at Marahau at finish of trip Guided by: Bushwise Women Bookings: Please contact Bushwise Women, P.O. Box 34,Mullumbimby, NSW 2482, Australia Ph:+61 266840178, Fax:+61 266840178, Email:bushwise@bushwise.co.nz, Website:http://www.bushwise.co.nz Early Summer Work Party Whatipu Lodge Wednesday 11 December 2002 to Sunday 15 December 2002 Auckland Auckland’s Wild West - Join Alison, Marnie and companions for a fun work party. You will be allocated enjoyable tasks that match your skills and fitness, helping with bush regeneration, compost making, track clearing, gorse control, firewood. Meet any time before lunch Wed 11 th Dec 2002 at Whatipu Lodge. Return after lunch Sun 15 th Dec 2002. Pick-up from Titirangi can be arranged. Cost: $140 Includes: 4 nights bed and breakfast. Not included, lunches and dinners. Preparation of these meals will be shared and your contribution will be negotiated after booking. Bookings: Please contact Bushwise Women, P.O. Box 34,Mullumbimby, NSW 2482, Australia, Ph:+61 266840178, Fax:+61 266840178, Email:bushwise@bushwise.co.nz, Website:http://www.bushwise.co.nz?Antipodean Christmas in Puhoi - North Auckland Monday 23 December 2002 to Thursday 26 December 2002 Auckland Relax in peace, comfort and privacy at The Ridge Luxury Eco Lodge set in the bush clad hills behind the historic village of Puhoi, just 45 minutes north of Auckland. Enjoy a gourmet BBQ at the beach in Wenderholm Regional Park on your first evening and a delectable seafood lunch at The Ridge on Christmas Day. Otherwise do as much or as little as you like! Your host Philippa Benson will assist with organising optional activities such as vineyard tours, mountain biking, bush walking, kayaking, horse riding and trips to Tiritiri Matangi native bird sanctuary, Kawau Island and Mansion House. Meet at The Ridge 4pm Mon 23 rd Dec 2002, return after breakfast Thurs 26 th Dec Pick up can be arranged from Auckland airport to Waiwera at extra cost. Cost: $599 Includes: twin share accom – king or single beds, special breakfasts, gourmet BBQ on 23 rd , dinner 24 th , seafood Christmas lunch and light supper on 25 th . Picnic lunches available if required at $15pp) Single occupancy supplement $200. Bookings: Please contact Bushwise Women, P.O. Box 34,Mullumbimby, NSW 2482, Australia, Ph:+61 266840178, Fax:+61 266840178, Email:bushwise@bushwise.co.nz, Website:http://www.bushwise.co.nz 2002/2003 December/January Canadian Canoeing Whanganui River - New Year Celebration Saturday 28 December 2002 to Thursday 02 January 2003 Wanganui You will experience fun rapids, spectacular scenery, a bushwalk to the Bridge to Nowhere and riverside camping. The Whanganui River runs from its source on the slopes of Mt Tongariro, northwest through the township of Taumaranui and then south to the sea at Wanganui. We will paddle the section within Whanganui National Park – a classic journey for those who are interested in the natural, cultural and historic landscape of Aotearoa/NZ. Suitable for beginners, the trip requires only very moderate fitness. Our craft are comfortable canoes with raised seats and watertight barrels for gear. Our first night will be at Whakahoro close to the river. Celebrate New Years Eve at one of the lovely campsites on the river bank. You are assured of a safe and enjoyable adventure with Lizzie Baker an experienced river guide. Meet in National Park 5pm Sat 28th Dec 2002 return 6pm Thurs 2nd Jan 2003 (5 nights, 5 days: 5 nights camping). Car pooling from Wgtn. or Ak. can be arranged). Cost: $750 Includes: all meals, canoes, guiding, camping gear, DoC permits, accommodation. Guided by: Lizzie Baker Bookings: Please contact Bushwise Women, P.O. Box 34,Mullumbimby, NSW 2482, Australia, Ph:+61 266840178, Fax:+61 266840178, Email:bushwise@bushwise.co.nz, Website:http://www.bushwise.co.nz 2003 January Inland Packtrack, Pororari – Fox River, Punakaiki Friday 10 January 2003 to Tuesday 14 January 2003 Westland Venture further afield in a trip full of variety and adventure. Explore the blowholes at Punakaiki and towering limestone bluffs of the Pororari and Punakaiki Rivers in Paparoa National Park, famous for its spectacular karst landscape. Enjoy a range of delightful bush walks including Point Elizabeth Walkway with its lovely coastal bush and spectacular views of the coast. Kayak up the Pororari river on the incoming tide. We will immerse ourselves in these contrasting landscapes exploring different locations each day. Discover the Ballroom Overhang and mossy grottoes of the Fox River and the thrill of walking by the pounding surf of the wild coast. Return each day to our relaxing retreat in Punakaiki and enjoy the last of the sunset as you sip your glass of wine at the day’s end. Fitness: 4 – 5 hours each day carrying day packs on easy terrain with river crossings. Meet Punakaiki at DoC headquarters 6pm Fri Jan 10 th 2003 return 4pm Tue 14 th Jan 2003 (4 nights, 4 days) Come by car, or Tranz- Alpine Railway to Greymouth – then shuttle bus to Punakaiki). Cost: $639 Includes: accommodation, transport, permit fees, meals, guiding, canoe hire. Bookings: Please contact Bushwise Women, P.O. Box 34,Mullumbimby, NSW 2482, Australia, Ph:+61 266840178, Fax:+61 266840178, Email:bushwise@bushwise.co.nz, Website:http://www.bushwise.co.nz February Sea Kayak Bay of Islands Saturday 08 February 2003 to Thursday 13 February 2003 Bay of Islands Learn the art of sea kayaking while absorbing the breathtaking beauty the Bay of Islands offers. Tranquil and isolated beaches, superb coastal scenery and fascinating Maori archaeology await you. This is the cradle of European settlement in New Zealand and a focal point for Maori as it was here that the Treaty of Waitangi was signed. What sets it apart also is the ease with which you can get out among the islands. You will stay on Urupukapuka Island and explore Motuarohia, Motukiekie, Okahu, Waewaetorea and Moturua. The latter offers a network of walks through bush alive with spotted kiwi, saddlebacks and North Island robins. All islands have protected beaches on one side and dramatic rock formation with sea caves, arches and narrow passageways on the ocean side. Paddling times between islands range from 15 to 45 minutes. Pauline Moretti will be our experienced local guide. Pre-Trip Meeting the evening before the trip starts Sat 8 th February 2003 Venue: TBA Meet: 9am Sun 9 th Feb 2003. Return approx 5pm Thurs 13 th Feb 2003 (5 days kayaking, 4 nights camping) Cost: $821 Includes: guiding, instruction, transport, camping gear, DoC permits, all meals Bookings: Please contact Bushwise Women, P.O. Box 34,Mullumbimby, NSW 2482, Australia, Ph:+61 266840178, Fax:+61 266840178, Email:bushwise@bushwise.co.nz, Website:http://www.bushwise.co.nz Arthurs Pass National Park Tramping Thursday 13 February 2003 to Sunday 16 February 2003 Canterbury Soaring mountain peaks, alpine tarns and mossy herbfields, cascading mountain streams and shimmer-ing beech forests await you in this stunning environment. Stroll along Bealey Spur to the tarns or further to the musterers hut to whet our appetites for the Devil's Punch Bowl, Dobson Nature Walk and the Otira Valley snowfields. Ange and Lyn will introduce you to a varied daily programme exploring the riches of this national park. The grand finale will be a climb to Avalanche Peak which offers wonderful views of the surrounding mountains. You need a free spirit and a love of our land and the secrets it holds. Varied terrain 3 to 5 hours each day. Optional 1000m ascent on final day. Meet Arthurs Pass Department of Conservation Headquarters 6pm Thur 13 th Feb 2003 return 4pm Sun 16 th Feb (3 nights, 3 days) Come by car, or Tranz-Alpine Railway). Cost: $520 Includes: accommodation, evening meals, DoC permit, local transport, guiding. BYO snacks, breakfasts and lunches. Bookings: Please contact Bushwise Women, P.O. Box 34,Mullumbimby, NSW 2482, Australia, Ph:+61 266840178, Fax:+61 266840178, Email:bushwise@bushwise.co.nz, Website:http://www.bushwise.co.nz Snorkelling Poor Knights Marine Reserve Friday 21 February 2003 to Sunday 23 February 2003 Northland Spend time aboard the ex. Port of Lyttleton pilot cutter M.V. Wairangi. We will be snorkelling among protected species at the world renowned marine reserve of the Poor Knights Islands. Our sleep over at Poor Knights is just one of many stunning anchorages to enjoy. Steph Mitchell is your local guide. Meet at Snapper Rock Cafe 6pm Fri 21st Feb 2003. We will dine at the cafe then sleep on board the launch in the Marina for an early departure Sat morning. Return approx. 5pm Sun 23rd Cost: $400 Includes: boat charter, Sat evening meal, snorkelling gear, guiding, wet suits. BYO two breakfasts and two picnic lunches. Guided by: Steph Mitchell Bookings: Please contact Bushwise Women, P.O. Box 34,Mullumbimby, NSW 2482, Australia, Ph:+61 266840178, Fax:+61 266840178, Email:bushwise@bushwise.co.nz, Website:http://www.bushwise.co.nz Day Trip: Gollans Valley Taster (EH 9) Sunday 23 February 2003 Wellington Walk beyond the Butterfly Creedk Picnic area up the valley to where a Falcon nests. Climb: 300m Unless otherwise noted, all trips will depart from the Eastern Bays. All day trips begin at 9.15 am and finish at 4.30 pm approx. Point of departure will be notified when bookings are made. Cost: $35 Includes: We provide hot drinks, treats, first aid, guiding. You bring Lunch and water bottle, day pack, warm hat, sun hat, rain parka and warm layer. Guided by: Judith Anderson Bookings: Please contact Judith Anderson, , Email:anderson.family@paradise.net.nz?March Great Barrier Island Friday 07 March 2003 to Monday 10 March 2003 Auckland Your chance to experience a unique slice of paradise. Join Steph to explore this totally captivating setting in the remote eastern corner of this island. The Port FitzRoy area, a ruggedly delightful spot is your base for a three night four day tramping package. Daily walks take you through nikau, rimu, and tanekaha groves through a kauri forest and up to Mt Hobson at 600 meters. Enjoy continuously breathtaking views, and delight in the yacht ride back to FitzRoy at the end of each day. The Glenfern Sanctuary walk and a great kauri dam are some of the jewels in the crown of the wonderful surprises this island has in store for you. You can expect to be walking on varied terrain from 3 to 5 hours a day at a pace you are comfortable with. Carry only your day pack. Meet: Great Barrier Island midday Fri 7 th Mar 2003. Return midday, Mon 10 th Mar (3 nights 4 days) Cost: $475 Includes: track fees, track transport, cottage fees, 2 main meals, 1 cafe meal, BYO snacks, breakfasts and lunch). Not included, flight from Auckland International Airport to Okiwi. Pickup has been arranged for small cost. Guided by: Steph Mitchell Bookings: Please contact Bushwise Women, P.O. Box 34,Mullumbimby, NSW 2482, Australia, Ph:+61 266840178, Fax:+61 266840178, Email:bushwise@bushwise.co.nz, Website:http://www.bushwise.co.nz Tora Walk, Martinborough Friday 28 March 2003 to Monday 31 March 2003 Wairarapa This 3 day walk is located on the wild Wairarapa Coast. This is a great three day escape and adventure into the country beside the sea with someone else carrying your pack for you. The walk passes through varied scenery, open farming hills, scrubland, lush native bush, a creek walk and a very exciting coastal walk. Take your time to beachcomb, and watch the seals and birds. The beaches and steeply rising tussock hills give the walk great character. We've booked out the huts so we can create our own ambience. Walkers sleep each night in fully equipped cottages and you can enjoy the added luxury of a hot shower at the end of each day. This trip is suitable for those new to tramping. You will carry only a day pack with your own rainparka, warm clothes and water bottle. You can expect to be walking on varied terrain from 3 to 5 hours a day at a pace you are comfortable with. A real bonus of this walk is that transport will be provided each day to carry your personal gear, including your sleeping bag and extra treats to the next cottage. Meet: Little Tora 6pm Fri 28th March 2003 return 4pm Mon 31 st car pooling from Wellington can be arranged. Cost: $410 Includes: cottage fees, track fees, track transport, all meals, Guided by: Lyn Jowett Bookings: Please contact Bushwise Women, P.O. Box 34,Mullumbimby, NSW 2482, Australia, Ph:+61 266840178, Fax:+61 266840178, Email:bushwise@bushwise.co.nz, Website:http://www.bushwise.co.nz Day Trip: Autumn Orchids (EH 10) Sunday 30 March 2003 Wellington From York Bay walk through beech forest noted for its diverse plant and bird life. Experience water cascading over a mossy bank as we make our way to Days Bay for a drink at a local café. Climb: 375m Unless otherwise noted, all trips will depart from the Eastern Bays. All day trips begin at 9.15 am and finish at 4.30 pm approx. Point of departure will be notified when bookings are made. Cost: $35 Includes: We provide hot drinks, treats, first aid, guiding. You bring Lunch and water bottle, day pack, warm hat, sun hat, rain parka and warm layer. Guided by: Judith Anderson Bookings: Please contact Judith Anderson, , Email:anderson.family@paradise.net.nz April Banks Peninsula Track Wednesday 23 April 2003 to Sunday 27 April 2003 Canterbury Tourism Award Finalist. This 4 day tramp which begins above the historic town of Akaroa crosses private farmland and Hinewai Reserve. The track covers 35 kilometres often skirting the rugged volcanic coastline which plunges dramatically to a foaming sea and fringes a marine mammal sanctuary. The South East Bays of Banks Peninsula were not previously accessible to the public and the farmers have welcomed trampers by creating attractive accommodation. The rustic cabins and ablutions at Stony Bay, are a special highlight. We've booked out the huts so we can create our own ambience and enjoy the wide open spaces, the waterfalls, rocky cliffs, beech forests, seals and penguins at our own pace and pleasure. This trip is suitable for those new to tramping. You'll be carrying a pack with your own gear, a share of the trip food and sleeping bag. Transport for your pack to the next hut is available on 2 days. You'll be walking up hill and down dale along cliff edges and across beaches from 3 to 5 hours each day. Depart Christchurch Time TBA Wed 23 rd April 2003 return Christchurch 6pm Sun 27th April Cost: $499 Includes: return transport from Christchurch, track fees, track transport, hut fees, guiding, all meals. Guided by: Lyn Jowett Bookings: Please contact Bushwise Women, P.O. Box 34,Mullumbimby, NSW 2482, Australia, Ph:+61 266840178, Fax:+61 266840178, Email:bushwise@bushwise.co.nz, Website:http://www.bushwise.co.nz May Byron Bay and Scenic Hinterland - Australia Saturday 10 May 2003 to Friday 16 May 2003 Byron Bay - Australia Beautiful Byron Bay is Australia's most easterly point. It boasts idyllic beaches warm weather and scenic hinterland regarded as having the highest biodiversity of flora and fauna in Australia. Subtropical rainforest, flame trees, tamarind and flooded gums, ferns and mosses provide the habitat for three endangered species of bird; rufous scrub-bird, wompoo pigeon and albert lyrebird. Pademelon (small Wallabies) romp in the undergrowth. Experience waterfalls, dry sclerophyll forest with a cool plunge pool at the base of cliffs and wander through palm glades, red cedar and magnificent fig trees. Sea kayak Cape Byron and Julian Rocks Marine reserve with its unique marine habitat of more than 500 species of fish, loggerhead turtles, sponge and anemone populations and be here to thrill at the magic of the migrating humpback whale. Venture into the hinterlands of Southern Queensland to Lamington National Park and stroll through a rainforest treetop walk to enjoy morning tea amongst colourful rosellas and parrots. From our lovely accommodation near the ocean we will have time to swim and browse in Byron and eat in some world class restaurants. Yvonne Jenkins is our local guide. Meet Byron Bay Sat 10th May 2003 return Fri 16th May. Send for further details. Cost: $AUD 1220 Includes: 7 days, 5 walking, 1 kayaking, 6 nights accommodation Byron Bay. Bookings: Please contact Bushwise Women, P.O. Box 34,Mullumbimby, NSW 2482, Australia, Ph:+61 266840178, Fax:+61 266840178, Email:bushwise@bushwise.co.nz, Website:http://www.bushwise.co.nz Day Trip: Giant Rata Walk (EH 11) Sunday 25 May 2003 Wellington A repeat of this popular walk to see the giant rata including one that predates Kupe. After a bit of off track waking, finish wish a stop at a local café. Climb: 300m Unless otherwise noted, all trips will depart from the Eastern Bays. All day trips begin at 9.15 am and finish at 4.30 pm approx. Point of departure will be notified when bookings are made. Cost: $35 Includes: We provide hot drinks, treats, first aid, guiding. You bring Lunch and water bottle, day pack, warm hat, sun hat, rain parka and warm layer. Guided by: Judith Anderson Bookings: Please contact Judith Anderson, , Email:anderson.family@paradise.net.nz June Winter Solstice Getaway Waihoihoi Lodge, Waipu Friday 20 June 2003 to Sunday 22 June 2003 Northland Relax and celebrate the shortest day with a winter solstice ritual. Be pampered by Rosemary Neave and Ngaire Brader in their newly opened women's guest house. Your hosts will provide good food, warm fires, views from every room and excursions for those who want to venture out and explore. Meet at Waihoihoi Lodge 8pm Fri 20 th June 2003. On arrival a light meal will be provided. Return from 12 noon Sun 22 nd June. Pick up from Waipu Village bus stop 8pm can be arranged. $250pp twin/share or $350 single supplement Cost: $220 / 350 Includes: accommodation, meals, guiding, mountain bikes Bookings: Please contact Bushwise Women, P.O. Box 34,Mullumbimby, NSW 2482, Australia, Ph:+61 266840178, Fax:+61 266840178, Email:bushwise@bushwise.co.nz, Website:http://www.bushwise.co.nz Day Trip: Lowry Challenge (EH 12) Sunday 29 June 2003 Wellington This will stimulate those endorphins as you climb Mt Lowry, the highest point in the East Harbour Reserve. Just keep those feet ticking over as we blow out the cobwebs walking up Mt Lowry and over the hill to Wainuiomata. Climb: 373m Unless otherwise noted, all trips will depart from the Eastern Bays. All day trips begin at 9.15 am and finish at 4.30 pm approx. Point of departure will be notified when bookings are made.?Cost: $35 Includes: We provide hot drinks, treats, first aid, guiding. You bring Lunch and water bottle, day pack, warm hat, sun hat, rain parka and warm layer. Guided by: Judith Anderson Bookings: Please contact Judith Anderson, , Email:anderson.family@paradise.net.nz August Bike and Barge – Canal du Midi – Languedoc (trip 1) France - This trip is yet to be confirmed - please contact us for details A barge is a superb way to travel. Your gear, accommodation, deck chairs, wine and kitchen floats along with you. There is no packing up each day. The chance to make your own cup of tea or coffee when you want it is a small but important treat when you are travelling. You’ll be enchanted by the rural peace of the medieval villages we travel through. The cycles on board are to enjoy cycling along the dappled tow–path and to explore the terracotta villages and vineyards beyond. The locks are centres of activity and interest - all part of the fun. Everyone who wants to has a chance to steer, throw ropes, work the manual locks and generally be part of the action. In fact the barge trip is an active holiday - there is always something happening. Join Lyn for a fun filled relaxing holiday experiencing the old world charm of rural France. Trip One starts in the scenic town of Castelnaudary (near Toulouse). You'll gently make your way to the Mediterranean spending time to enjoy highlights such as the Roman town of Carcassonne, wine cellars and delightful villages too numerous to list. Evenings will find you dining al fresco in a scented courtyard or by the canal. Cost: $1995 -$2335pp. Send for further details. Guided by: Lyn Jowett Bookings: Please contact Bushwise Women, P.O. Box 34,Mullumbimby, NSW 2482, Australia, Ph:+61 266840178, Fax:+61 266840178, Email:bushwise@bushwise.co.nz, Website:http://www.bushwise.co.nz September Bike and Barge – Canal du Midi – Languedoc - (trip 2) France - This trip is yet to be confirmed - please contact us for details This is the return trip for trip one, so you can read the general description there. Trip Two starts at the Mediterranean, Port Cassafiers (near Beziers where you go through the 7 famous staircase locks of Fonserranes) and heads inland to Castelnaudary following the above route in reverse. Trips are a mirror reflection of each other so just pick the dates that best suit you and decide whether you want to start or finish at the Mediterranean beach of Potiragnes-Plage. Expect temperatures from 23 - 28 degrees. Cost: $1995 -$2335pp. Send for further details. Guided by: Lyn Jowett Bookings: Please contact Bushwise Women, P.O. Box 34,Mullumbimby, NSW 2482, Australia, Ph:+61 266840178, Fax:+61 266840178, Email:bushwise@bushwise.co.nz, Website:http://www.bushwise.co.nz Trip Calendar 2002 - 2003 2002 November Spring Weekend Eco Escape Nov 08 - Nov 10 Tramping Auckland’s Wild West Coast Nov 11 - Nov 14 Day Trip: Gollans Stream Magic (EH 8) 24 December Sea Kayak Abel Tasman Dec 10 - Dec 16 Early Summer Work Party Whatipu Lodge Dec 11 - Dec 15 Antipodean Christmas in Puhoi - North Auckland Dec 23 - Dec 26 2002/2003 December/January Canadian Canoeing Whanganui River - New Year Celebration Dec 28 - Jan 02 2003 January Inland Packtrack, Pororari – Fox River, Punakaiki Jan 10 - Jan 14 February Sea Kayak Bay of Islands Feb 08 - Feb 13 Arthurs Pass National Park Tramping Feb 13 - Feb 16 Snorkelling Poor Knights Marine Reserve Feb 21 - Feb 23 Day Trip: Gollans Valley Taster (EH 9) 23 March Great Barrier Island Mar 07 - Mar 10 Tora Walk, Martinborough Mar 28 - Mar 31 Day Trip: Autumn Orchids (EH 10) 30 April Banks Peninsula Track Apr 23 - Apr 27 May Byron Bay and Scenic Hinterland - Australia May 10 - May 16 Day Trip: Giant Rata Walk (EH 11) 25 June Winter Solstice Getaway Waihoihoi Lodge, Waipu Jun 20 - Jun 22 Day Trip: Lowry Challenge (EH 12) 29 August Bike and Barge – Canal du Midi – Languedoc (trip 1) TBC (contact for details) September Bike and Barge – Canal du Midi – Languedoc - (trip 2) TBC (contact for details) ©COPYRIGHT BUSHWISE WOMEN NEW ZEALAND LIMITED 2002?BUSHWISE WOMEN www.bushwise.co.nz N e w Z e a l a n d B o o k i n g F o r m Advance booking is required for all trips including day trips. 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Your full trip fee, minus the deposit, will be refunded to you if you cancel in writing 31 days prior to departure for trips based in New Zealand. For overseas trips at the point you make your final payment you are required to take out travel insurance. There will be no refund if you fail to appear at time of departure for a trip, or if the trip once in progress is interrupted or altered due to safety requirements or other circumstances. A full refund will be issued if Bushwise Women cancel the trip prior to departure. I have read the conditions of booking and agree to be bound by them. Signature_____________________________________ Post to: Bushwise Women P.O. Box 34,Mullumbimby, NSW 2482, Australia Phone: +61 266840178 Fax: +61 266840178 Web site: www.bushwise.co.nz E-mail address: bushwise@bushwise.co.nz accommodation Printed online November 2002 from http://www.bushwise.co.nz The up to date version of this guide is always available for viewing and printing online at http://www.bushwise.co.nz Contact us if you would like to join the Women’s Accommodation Network. email bushwise@bushwise.co.nz, Phone +61 266840178, Fax +61 266840178 or write to Bushwise Women, P.O. Box 34,Mullumbimby, NSW 2482, Australia BUSHWISE WOMEN ADVENTURES AND ESCAPES FOR WOMEN Auckland Banana Bungalow - Awhitu Peninsula Awhitu Peninsula, Manukau Harbour - traditional lands of Ngaati Te Ata (an hour and a quarter south of Auckland). Self-contained cottage with double bed on coastal 28-acre organic farm. Biking, walking, swimming, books and music available. Bed and Breakfast: $40 single, $60 double. Minimum stay 2 nights. Organic lunch and dinner: $25 extra per person per day. Host: Charmaine or Tanya. Ph: (09) 235 1375. Fax: (09) 235 1375. Email: earthtalk@awhitu.co.nz. URL: http://www.earthtalk.co.nz. write: Kauri Road, Awhitu, RD4 Waiuku. Parituhu Beachstay - Devonport Parituhu Beachstay is close to the Devonport shops and cafes, opposite a swimming beach, and only a short walk to the 10-minute ferry ride to downtown Auckland. A private sunny deck and garden, informal home environment, and the in-depth local knowledge of your hosts will ensure your stay is relaxed and memorable. Homestay/Bed and Breakfast; double bedroom with own bathroom. Two people $80 per night; single person $60 per night. Host: Helen or Lyndsay. Ph: (09) 445-6559. Fax: (09) 445-6559. Email: parituhu@parituhu.co.nz. URL: http://www.parituhu.co.nz. write: 3 King Edward Parade, Devonport, Auckland.. Te Wahi Ora - Piha A place for women at Piha. Te Wahi Ora (a healing place) is a haven of peace, tranquillity and spiritual renewal for women, located against the natural backdrop of Piha's rugged, beautiful beach and bush west of Auckland. A range of accommodation options is available, with all food, bedding and towels provided from $52-$80 per day. Counselling, spiritual direction, massage and a number of creative workshops are also available by arrangement. Host: Bev Holt. Ph: (09) 812 8775. URL: http://www.tewahiora.co.nz. Paddy's Ponsonby Place - Ponsonby Accommodation in a garden studio which is self contained with a private bathroom. Ideal for single travellers - enjoy comfort, privacy and security in this trendy inner city suburbNZ$60+ tariff includes continental breakfast. Host: Paddy. Ph: 64 9 3762180. Email: paddys-place@ihug.co.nz. URL: http://homepages.ihug.co.nz/~merrill/. write: 25 John Street, Ponsonby , Auckland City. Women's Guesthouse - Waiheke Island Stylish seaside villa in private bay, a ferry ride from downtown Auckland. Bush walks, vineyards and beautiful beaches nearby. $30 per person per night, linen, towels provided. Host: Jenni Wickes. Ph: (09) 372 9284. Mob: 021 250 9335. Email: w.guesthouse@clear.net.nz. write: 12 Te Aroha Ave, Waiheke Island.. Ponsonby Haven - Ponsonby Double bedroom in beautiful tranquil garden setting. Close to shops, cafes,buses, beaches and city. Double $60 single $30. Ph: 09 376 0960. Email: ponsonbyhaven@paradise.net.nz. The Women's Room - Mt Albert Quality freestanding B&B accommodation only 10 minutes’ drive from the heart of the city, yet peaceful and private. Creative cooked breakfasts weekends, imaginative lighter breakfasts Mon-Fri served on our large private deck surrounded by subtropical plants.B&B, double NZ$80 and NZ$70 single per night Host: Chris and Helen. Ph: 09-8152427. Fax: 09-8153427. Mob: 025- 755634. Email: chris&helen@thewomensroom.co.nz. URL: http://www.thewomensroom.co.nz. write: 5 Springleigh Avenue, Mount Albert, Auckland, 1003. Buller Riverview Holiday Park - Murchison Self contained tourist flat set apart (sleeps up to 8). Situated on the Buller River, 1.5km from Murchison. The ideal stopover place or base to walk, raft, bike, kayak and summer river swimming. $55 double or $15pp for groups over four. Host: Adrienne and Sandy. Ph: (03) 523 9591. Email: Riverview.HP@xtra.co.nz. write: PO Box 140 Murchison.. Canterbury Mia's Place - Christchurch Brighton. Modern comfortable homestay 5 minutes walk from Brighton Beach and Pier. Walking, swimming, birdwatching. Double room with ensuite bathroom, full B & B, double $75, single $65. Host: Mia Colberts. Ph: (03) 382 2987. Fax: (03) 382 2989. Email: miacolberts@clear.net.nz. URL: http://www.banksideholidays.co.nz.. Summers House - Christchurch Studio suite - ensuite bathroom, TV, telephone, open fire, electric blankets, refreshments. Choice of breakfast served in your room. From $100/night.Ph: 64+3+374 2320. Fax: 64+3+377 8623. Email: summers.house@envirohealth.co.nz. URL: http://www.summers.net.nz. write: 78 Park Terrace, Central Christchurch. Coromandel Waimanu Cottage - Coromandel Peninsula 2 bedroom cottage on peaceful estuary, Coromandel east coast. $75 per night single or double, $10 extra person. BYO linen discount. Host: Erica or Sandra. Ph: (09) 376-3705. Email: Ens@xtra.co.nz.?Marlborough Wansbeck - Ward Water lovers paradise on the shores of Lake Elterwater. 2 double, 1 single with ensuites. $55.00 pp full bed and breakfast. Host: Shelley. Ph: 0800 257 998 or 03 575 68. Email: Wansbeck@xtra.co.nz. write: P.O. Box 16, Ward. 55 Ward Beach Road, Ward, Marlborough. Nelson Hecate House - Nelson Spacious and serene historic house minutes from the City centre. Featuring women's art, beautiful private gardens, cedar hot tub, and quality bedding. Double $50, Single $40, Twin $25 - linen and towels provided. Backpackers special Dorm $20. Explore our three National Parks from a comfortable base. Host: Cynthia. Ph: (03) 546 6890. Email: hecatehouse@xtra.co.nz. URL: http://www.brazen.co.nz/hecate. write: 181 Nile Street, Nelson.. Spiral Cottage - Teal Valley Women's Backpackers 15 km from Nelson on the way to Picton, lovely rural setting, 1 double room,1 dorm (sleeps3) plus camping. Outside kitchen and sep. toilet/showerfacilities. Prices between $8 and $22, kids welcome. Host: Anna Geene. Ph: 03 545 1466. Email: ageene@xtra.co.nz. write: 52 Teal Valley RD 1, Nelson. Tui Cottage Womenstay - Nelson B&B/self-cater. Small, stylish, cosy, 1930s character-cottage in sunny, private, peaceful garden. Close to Nelson's centre, beach, rivers. Shared facilities. Doubleroom @ $60.00 or $45.00 for 1 person/night; Shared-Twin $60.00 or $32.00/pp/night; Large Single $50.00 or$40.00 for 1 person/night. Generous continental breakfast @$8.00 or $15.00 for 2 people.Ph: 03-546 6634. Fax: 03-546 6634. Mob: 025 91 88 66. Email: journeysnz@hotmail.com. URL: http://www.tuicottage.bravepages.com. write: 68b Weka St, The Wood, Nelson. The Blue Moon - Motueka Luxury accommodation situated in Riwaka, Motueka - only 40 mins from Nelson - a great base for exploring the Abel Tasman and Kahurangi National Parks or just getting away from it all.
B&B $130 double, $90 single, extra person $40 per night. Host: Jane or Anna. Ph: 03 528 6996. Mob: 021 120 4722. Email: thebluemoon@clear.net.nz. URL: http://www.thebluemoon.co.nz. write: 57 School Road, Riwaka, Motueka RD3. Northland Earth Spirit - Kaitaia Earth Spirit is 7 acres of Lesbian Wimmin's land in the Far North of New Zealand. Gardens, orchards, animals and stream with swimming hole. Countrylocation in rural valley, surrounded by bush clad hills. Half an hour drive by car, 22kms SW from Kaitaia. Housetruck $10 nightly/$50 weekly pp. Camping $5 nightly/$25 weekly pp. BYO food. Host: Minerva, Nut and Arafelle. Ph: (09) 408 4008. Email: espirit@ktc.co.nz. write: Diggers Valley Road, RD1, Kaitaia.. Otago Wahine House - Queenstown Overlooking beautiful Queenstown, Wahine House is your home away from home. Whether you come for adventure or to admire the natural beauty of the south, Wahine House is the perfect complement to your stay. Close walking distance to town, cooking and laundry facilities available. Linen and towels provided and warm log fire in winter. $30 per person per night. Gay men welcome. Host: Sarah Strang. Ph: (03) 441 8183. Fax: (03) 441 8183. Email: wahinehouse@xtra.co.nz. write: 31 Lomond Crescent, Queenstown. The Cottage - Otago Peninsula Small, intimate self-contained cottage full of old world charm. Private bush garden with verandah overlooking the Harbour. Close to all the Peninsula attractions. NZ$125/nightfor 2 adults with Special Hamper Breakfast or NZ$95 without breakfast “...one wee cottage surrounded by a riotous garden...our private Eden.“ Curve, Jan ‘99. Host: Lesley or Janet. Ph: (03) 478 0073. Fax: 03 4780272. Mob: 025 381 291. Email: thecottage@xtra.co.nz. URL: http://www.cottagestays.co.nz/the_cottage/cottage.htm. write: 7 Frances Street, Broad Bay, Dunedin.. South Canterbury Kimbell Park - Fairlie Close to Mt Dobson Ski Area , fishing and boating on rivers and Lake Opua, guided tramping and walks through private farmland. Fully self contained private chalet, linen and laundry facilities. Mezzanine queen and twin down stairs. NZ $95.00 Double Per/Night NZ $25.00 Each Additional Person Children Under 10 years FREE Host: Carolyn Todd. Ph: 03 685 8152. Fax: 03 685 8154. Mob: 025 837 596. Email: kimbell-park@xtra.co.nz. URL: http://www.kimbell-park.co.nz. write: Stanton Rd , Kimbell 17 RD, Fairlie. Waikato Pokaiwhenua Tree Farm - Putaruru In the middle of everywhere - one hour to Rotorua, Waitomo, Hamilton, Tauranga and Taupo. Come and walk by the stream, listen to the waterfall, fish for trout, sit under a tree or plant one. Comfortable double bedroom with ensuite and twin room with shared bathroom. B&B single $40, double$60. Dinner by arrangement $20 Host: Lesley or Jenny. Ph: 07 883 5763. Fax: 07 883 5713. write: 530 Arapuni Rd, RD1, Putaruru.. Wairarapa Kiriwai Women's Land - Featherston Lesbian backpackers, camping & homestay in Palliser Bay, 1½ hrs east of Wellington. Organic garden. Camping $5 per woman. Backpackers $12 per woman(2 single beds). Homestay $30 per couple(double bed) $15 per woman. Meals by arrangement. Possible to share kitchen & food. Work Koha acceptable. Pick up from Featherston rail station possible. Host: Boots or Marlis. Ph: 06 3077879. write: RD3, Featherston. Wellington The Mermaid Guest House - Wellington Pamper yourself in this lovingly restored turn of the century wooden building in Wellington's historical and picturesque Aro Valley. Close to Cuba Street,Universities, downtown cafes and waterfront. Antique, Art Deco and contemporary furnishings. King, Queen and Twin beds, shared and private facilities. Rates from $68. Host: Francesca Brice. Ph: 0064 4 384 4511. Fax: 0064 4 384 4511. Email: mermaid@paradise.net.nz. URL: http://www.mermaid.co.nz. write: 1 Epuni Street, Aro Valley, Wellington. Booklovers B&B - Wellington Relax in an elegant nineteenth century villa, an easy walk to town, with off-street parking, buses at the gate, bush walks adjacent, breakfasts to suit and books to read here and take with you. Your host is award-winning author Jane Tolerton. Host: Jane Tolerton. Ph: 0064 4 384 2714. Fax: 0064 4 384 2714. Mob: 021 262 3120. Email: booklovers@xtra.co.nz. URL: http://www.bbnb.co.nz. write: 123 Pirie Street, Mt Victoria, Wellington. NB: Please check the cancellation policy when booking. Payment may be required of you if you do not give sufficient notice of cancellation. ©COPYRIGHT BUSHWISE WOMEN NEW ZEALAND LIMITED 2002