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Dog Adventures in the Nelson Wilds

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Dog Adventures in the Nelson Wilds

5 reviews
Paused until 30 April. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
4 hours
Group size
Up to 2 people
Includes
Drinks, Transport, Equipment
Hosted in
English
animal encounter

Dog Adventures in the Nelson Wilds

animal encounter

Dog Adventures in the Nelson Wilds

5 reviews
Paused until 30 April. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
4 hours
Group size
Up to 2 people
Includes
Drinks, Transport, Equipment
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

I can meet guests at my home or I can arrange to pick up a max. of two from a local location which possibly includes takeaway coffees. I will introduce the guests to my dogs and briefly discuss how I came to have have three Rarotongan street dogs living with me and give them tips about dog behavior and how to act around the dogs.As I walk in multiple locations and weather is a factor i.e in the summer we are more likely to be walking and swimming up a river valley and in the winter we are more likely to be climbing a hill, where we walk on any given day will have some flexibility attached to it.Likewise, guests fitness levels will need to be taken in account as well as anything that they would particularly like to experience. As we are exploring with dogs the animals needs are paramount along with the guests. Once a destination is finalized we will journey off to it in my vehicle. Walks are at least 80 mins and often up to 2.5 hours. Max travel time is 30 mins one way. Guests need to be aware that the dogs will hunt hare and possum and will often catch and kill which will then be brought out for food for them. They kill very quickly and cleanly, but pleased be prepared for this.

Your host

Learn more about Andrea

Andrea

I have trained and worked dogs for almost 40 years and for most days of those years I have walked with my dogs in hills, valleys, up rivers, farms and beaches. Having lived in the Nelson area since 1994 I know a lot of the hidden places to walk and explore that most people who are traveling (and even locals) never get to see. I change my walks daily depending on the weather and the needs of the dogs. I can offer my quests a variety of walking places that they otherwise wouldn't get to experience as well as tips and training advice for their own dogs or how to behave around dogs safely.

What's included

Drinks
I carry a 25 litre container of filtered water in my van which guests can use to fill their personal drink bottle
Transport
Up to two guests can travel with me and the dogs in my van
Equipment
I carry spare towels, a gas cooker to make coffee or tea on the trail, a first aid kit.

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Where you'll be

There are choices as to where we visit but they can include hidden valley swimming spots, tracks through the bush and forests, walks on the plains, walks in the hills around the Nelson district.

This experience is available starting May 03, 2020

To protect the health and safety of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused until 30 April 2020 due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

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Guest requirements

Up to 2 guests ages 10 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age. We will be walking so a good level of fitness is required. People need to be either comfortable around dogs or willing to use the experience as part of…

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

What to bring

Appropriate footwear - either water sandals or good walking shoes - feet may get wet

More tips

There is flexibility in walking places and also times so please ask if you have specific requests as to type of walking places and time frame or constraints.

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Dog Adventures in the Nelson Wilds
5 reviews
From €35/person
5 reviews
From €35/person