Try rock climbing at the renowned Paton's Rock reserve.
Organic produce, artists, fine dining and wine can all be found locally.
Tramp the Abel Tasman's coastal track or Kahurangi National Park's Heaphy Track.
Or try the day tramp along the Kaituna gold mine track. Native bush, forest and limestone formations are here to explore.
Golden Bay has many beautiful places to see. Take a guided sea kayak tour or rent a freedom kayak and paddle to the Tata Islands, explore the coastline, limestone arches and cliffs laden with shags.
Catch your supper at Anatoki Salmon Farm.
Maybe enjoy a horse trek on Farewell Spit.
Enjoy live music and savour real beer at the Mussel Inn - try the Captain Cooker bitter.
Visit New Zealand's biggest freshwater springs, Te Waikoropupu (Pupu) Springs.
View the Wainui Falls at the edge of the Abel Tasman National Park.
After a few days at Villa On The Bay you will be so relaxed you will have forgotten what day of the week it is.