This website is maintained and owned by Rosemary Neave, a passionate networker about travel and women. In 2003 Rosemary and her partner Ngaire Brader built Waihoihoi Lodge, a unique women’s bed and breakfast in Waipu, one and a half hours north of Auckland. Once plans for the Lodge were underway, it was clear that there needed to be another way to market it directly to women travellers. So Women Travel NZ was born as a network to advertise women owned and run travel businesses in New Zealand.
In 2009 this Blog Site www.womentravelnz.com was set up so that the latest news can be available via blog and twitter feeds, so that women travellers can have the latest information at their fingertips.
Travel writer Ceridwyn Parr has become a regular contributer to Women Travel NZ and Women Travel the World
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What is Women Travel NZ?
Womentravel New Zealand and this Womentravel NZ Blog was set up by to provide a way of advertising the growing number of women-owned and run businesses offering accommodation, adventures, tours, retreats and other ventures which offer a wide variety of opportunities for women to discover the magic and unique environment of Aotearoa/ New Zealand.
Whether you are from overseas and exploring the wonders of New Zealand for the first time, or whether you are a local looking for a holiday, a new challenge or just time out, these sites have something for you.
These are mostly small women-run businesses. Some are for women only, a few are for lesbians only and some welcome everyone, while catering especially for the needs of the woman traveller.
Rosemary now lives in Christchurch
Contact Rosemary – mobile 027 2890383 email
Some of Rosemary’s latest Posts:
Queen Charlotte Sound by Water
You can explore the Queen Charlotte Sounds at the top of the South Island of New Zealand by foot, by mountain bike or by boat. Queen Charlotte Walkway is famous Stretching between the Queen Charlotte and Keneperu Sound. A 70km track renowned for its stunning views and contrasting landscape, historical landmarks and wonderful variety of native bush and wildlife. […]More...
Blenheim – a great biking town
We are staying in a cabin at the Top 10 Holiday Park on the edge of Blenheim, central, clean and friendly. This is definitely a great biking town We have brought our bikes along, but we could have hired them here or several of the bike shops in town. We quickly discover the trails beside […]More...
Wine – Organic and Marlborough
We have often enjoyed Peter Yealands Wine and heard that it was organic and sustainably produced, so the chance to visit the Vineyard was too good to pass up on our way north to Blenheim We turned off towards the coast from Seddon, the sun was low in the west casting a beautiful glow over […]More...
Westport – Foulwind, Fritters and Seals
North of Punakaiki you drive into the small settlement of Charleston and you can not miss a huge four story concrete building. First question – what is it? As we drive closer we see an open cafe sign, so seems a good excuse to stop. We have found Underworld Adventures and Cafe. A business that […]More...
Punakaiki – One of the Jewels of the West Coast
I have lived in NZ 40 years and have never been here, so it is a real treat – there are not many corners of New Zealand I have not explored. We have some Pancake Rock formations at Waipu in Northland which are pretty special and one of my favourite places. But they do not […]More...