Cast & Carve Artisan Escape

A Three Day Luxury Escape - Cast & Carve - 16/17/18 October 2020

A hands-on workshop weekend where you sculpt your own artistic masterpiece; the tutors are renowned sculptor and wood artisan, Michael MacMillan, and his partner Jackie Crow; the venue is their rustic MacMillan Gallery in the Moutere Valley.
Day 1:

Share a luncheon platter on arrival at the lodge.

Transfer to nearby MacMillan Gallery where Michael shows how to make the medium that will be sculpted into something special in the days ahead.

Late afternoon, visit the boutique Himmelsfeld Winery … walk among the vines and taste the gorgeous wines.

At night, there is fabulous food in the lodge dining-room, with a selection of superb local wines.

Day 2:

After breakfast, return to Michael and Jackie’s studio.  With their expert help, carefully carve your own sculpture; rest from your labour with a shared lunch platter in the courtyard.

Return to the lodge via New Zealand’s oldest pub – the Moutere Inn – an opportunity to experience Moutere Valley’s boutique ales and local wines.

Tonight’s dinner at Te Koi has a light and tasty Italian theme, accompanied by local wines.

Day 3:

After breakfast, return to complete the work at MacMillan Gallery. Depart with your unique art treasure!

Late morning, travel to Abel Tasman National Park for a private charter exploring the highlights, islands and wonderful wildlife.  This includes an optional short hike.

Late afternoon, return to the comfort of Te Koi; share a meal and local wines.


Booking Requirements:

A 50% deposit is required to secure your reservation, with the balance payable 15-days prior to your arrival.

Fully refundable if cancelled 15-days or more prior to your arrival. Non refundable is cancelled 14 days or less prior to your arrival.

Additional information:

Transfer to and from Nelson Airport can be arranged with Lodge at a charge depending on numbers in group. Please let us know your requirements when you confirm your booking with us.

Enjoy breakfast on your last morning with us, prior to departing the Lodge. 

Cost per person - Share / Double Twin available Only.
Rate:  $2290 per person share twin - numbers limited to 10
Super King or 2 x King Single Bed Configuration