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GET CLOSE TO NATURE IN YOUR OWN BACK YARD!
is Located right at
• REPTILE SHOWS
Sat & Sun 2pm
• MEERKAT ENCOUNTERS
call office to book
OPEN DAILY 9.30-4.30pm - 7DAYS
Phone 548 6166
WILDLIFE TRUST, NELSON NZ
UNDER 2'S FREE • 2-14 YRS $4.50
ADULT $9 • FAMILY PASS $22.50 - 2 ADULTS/2KIDS
www hopfeder t on co nz
R w Cr ft Beer
483 M n Ro d, R w
Phone 03 528 0486
WORLD-RENOWNED ART GLASS AND JEWELLERY
OPEN DAILY 10AM - 5PM
(closed 1 January, Christmas & Boxing Day)
52 Lansdowne Road, 5446500 (5 mins drive from Richmond, 20 mins drive from Nelson City)
STUDIO & GALLERY
for departure times
BOOK NOW 0800 808 257
Ride the RED bus
Bookings are essential departures times are determined by the tide.
life into glass
¨ glund glassblowing family is one of
our national treasures. Originally from
Sweden, glass artists Ola and Marie
¨ glund settled here back in 1982 and
their stunning Ho
¨ glund Art Glass Studio in
Appleby, near Richmond, has become one of
Nelson's icon visitor attractions.
Their two sons Ossie and Oliver, have joined
the family business as glassblowers (following a
tradition that began with Ola's father Erik) and
daughter-in-law Annie is working alongside Marie
making glass jewellery.
A visit to Ho
¨ glund Art Glass offers a unique
experience to glass lovers and those interested in
It is set within 3 hectares of tranquil country,
just 20-minutes drive from Nelson City and
features an extensive Glassblowing Studio, Glass
Showroom, Glass Museum, Kiln-forming Studio,
Flame-work Studio and the latest addition the
Made in New Zealand Store where you find
everything from terracotta candlestick
holders, metal wall hangings, hand rolled
beeswax candles, natural handmade soap,
tinned soy candles, jade carvings to ceramic
light objects and wool cushion covers with
embroidered native New Zealand birds.
The large airy Glass Showroom offers a
wide range of Ola and Marie Ho
world-renowned art glass vases, bowls,
platters, paperweights, perfume bottles and
wine goblets for gifts, classic settings, con-
temporary living spaces and timeless collec-
tables -- complemented by a selection of
beautiful, glass jewellery.
It features a constantly changing display and
their masterpieces created in striking colours and
designs using complex glass techniques are
sought after by glass collectors and connoisseurs
worldwide. Service includes worldwide shipping,
tax free and fully insured.
Visitors are welcome 7 days all year around.
10am -- 5pm.
Glassblowing can be watched being blown in
the studio, but please check ahead for the daily
Find out more: hoglundartglass.com
Swing into adventure this summer
En route to or from the West
Coast or Christchurch, the Buller
Gorge Swingbridge Adventure
and Heritage Park offers an ex-
citing world of thrills and adventure.
Visitors can feel the rush of the
Comet Line ride, experience the thrill of
the jet boat, walk the heights of New
Zealand's longest swingbridge, pan for
abundant gold treasure, or simply relax
and view some of New Zealand's best
native flora and fauna on one of the
many nature walks at this popular
''must-see'' tourism destination.
Only 21G2 hours from Nelson, it's an
ideal stop-off on the way to the coast
or Canterbury, whether it's for five
minutes or a few hours, with a range of
activities suitable for all ages and all
For the more adventurous there's
jetboating and the high speed Comet
Line, a 160m flying fox or zip line ride
suitable for all 'young at heart' ages.
Go solo or tandem; the more weight
on the ride the faster it goes and it's
suitable for all ages, especially couples
and parents with children.
Lonely Planet described the jetboat-
ing as ''renowned'' so if you're looking
for something extra exciting to do
these holidays, head to the Buller
Gorge Swingbridge Adventure and
No bookings are necessary for the
Comet Line, gold panning or
swingbridge, but bookings are
recommended for the jet boat rides.
Attractions and Activities
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