Wairau Valley Tavern next door, serves Thai meals in addition to the blackboard dine-in or takeaway menu, also coffee & muffins and a variety of beverages. A typical country pub with a garden bar at the rear, happy hour Friday nights 7.30 to 8.30pm. Soak up the country pub atmosphere with the locals and enjoy a drink in the garden bar.
Fishtail Lodge - If you happen to like fishing then our neighbour, Mike, can bring you to the very best spots. Contact him during your stay at Wai-natur for info and prices.
Leighvander Cottage Garden - Walk from Wai-natur and view their beautiful garden, gallery and shop.
Rimu Cottage in Church Lane, delightful range of hand made gift items.
Jeymar Soap Shop in Church Lane, produce an exciting range of natural handmade products.
Steve Halton Fine Woodcrafts in Church Lane. Self-taught, Steve makes furniture and fine hardwood boxes. Where possible he uses local wood from fallen trees or recycled timber to produce beautiful wood creations in the Wairau Valley.
Wairau Valley Golf Club which is on a public domain is less than ten minutes walk. See Kay or Brian for right or left handed golf clubs. Green fees $15.00 or take a stroll for free! Don't forget the Nude Golf International on 20th February 2011
Mountain-bike excursion around the valley. Ride to Bedford Row and take a leisurely cycle through the vineyards to numerous vineyard restaurants in the valley and through to Rapaura Road for even more!
Wairau River for skinny-dipping and fishing. Take a walk on SH63 to Church Lane corner and turn left. The river is approximately 2km from Wai-natur.
Short walks in the region include Lake Argyle which is about 35km west of Wai-natur. Turn left onto Leatham Road (gravel road which follows The Branches river). 7km to parking lot and swingbridge over the Leatham river. From here on is a pleasant walk alongside The Branches. Don't want the hassle of putting clothes on? The track around the perimeter of Wai-natur is 1.2km. So four times around will keep you fit and in the shade.
Wai-natur is your ideal base for day trips to many attractions and events held annually in Marlborough. Choose from over 50 vineyards; trout fishing, kayaking and hiking opportunities everywhere; drive to St Arnauds and Lake Roitoiti; walk the Wither Hills, take the scenic railway from Brayshaw Park and dine at one of the numerous restaurants in Blenheim. Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre is well worth a visit; Havelock, Queen Charlotte Drive, Picton and return is a lovely excursion and you can swim with the dolphins too.
Marlborough - Brilliant every day!