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Golden Bay

Golden Bay is a shallow bay, separated from the sea by Farewell Spit, which lies at the northwest end of the South Island. The bay is bordered by Kahurangi National Park and Abel Tasman National Park in Nelson. Golden Bay is a vast, beautiful paradise for nature lovers – at the end of a wonderfully scenic road trip.

From Picton, drive to Golden Bay via Nelson or through Queen Charlotte Sounds (four or five hours driving) and from Christchurch (about 296km away), it's a seven hour drive via the Lewis Pass, Murchison, Nelson and Highway 60. Experience the long, slow climb over Takaka Hill (the 'Marble Mountain'), stop to marvel at Harwoods Hole, the Ngarua Caves and the Te Waikoropupu Springs (the 'Pupu Springs') - New Zealand's largest freshwater springs and home of the clearest spring water in the world. more

Popular with visitors to Golden Bay is the bird sanctuary on Farewell Spit, horse trekking on the beautiful Wharariki Beach, the Te Anaroa Caves, Bencarri Farm Park, Anatoki Salmon Park and cafe, and the scenic drive to the golden beaches of Ligar Bay and Tata Beach. Takaka Hill near Golden Bay hosts the unique, 'earth friendly festival' of Lumminate.

Accommodation in Golden Bay is in 'character-style' backpackers, baches, cottages, luxury lodges, plus modern motels and campgrounds.

 

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BETHANY PARK

Holiday Park and Christian Camp

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CAPE FAREWELL HORSE TREKS

Golden Bay, Nelson

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DISCOVER NZ MOTORHOMES

Nelson, Picton, Blenheim, Christchurch

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Farewell Spit

Off the beaten track

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GOLDEN BAY COACHLINES

Nelson & Golden Bay

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GOLDEN BAY MOTEL

Takaka, Golden Bay

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JUST NEW ZEALAND WALKS

New Zealand Wide

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Kahurangi National Park

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KITESCOOL

Nelson and Abel Tasman

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LABYRINTH ROCKS

Golden Bay

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MAXICAB SHUTTLES AND RENTALS

Takaka, Golden Bay

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RATANUI LODGE

Golden Bay, Nelson

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Open Mic Night

From: Thu 12th Apr 2018

Open Mic Night hosted by Ron Valente (Gypsy Pickers) at the Brigand Cafe, Takaka. Every Thursday. This is a popular night for locals and travellers, with some great musicians. Bring your instruments, songs and dancing ...

Where: The Brigand Cafe and Bar, Golden Bay, Nelson / Tasman
Address: 90 Commercial St, Takaka, Golden Bay, Nelson / Tasman

From: 9:00pm on Thursday 12th April 2018
To: 11:55pm on Thursday 31st May 2018

Winter Yoga Refresh Retreat

From: Fri 1st Jun 2018

Treat yourself and come to enjoy Anahata’s spectacular natural environment, nourishing food, low technology environment, and yoga and relaxation practices to refresh and relax before the cold of winter arrives. Warm ...

Where: Anahata Yoga Retreat, Golden Bay, Nelson / Tasman
Address: 727 Bird Road, Bird's Clearing, Takaka, Golden Bay, New Zealand, Golden Bay, Nelson / Tasman

From: 5:30pm on Friday 1st June 2018
To: 11:00am on Monday 4th June 2018

Sonic Delusion Feat Ben Dixon

Sat 2nd Jun 2018

Too funky for folk and too folky for funk - that's Sonic Delusion's Latin-infused, pop-laced "funky electroacoustic folk". Sonic Delusion’s frontman Andre Manella uses his well-worn loop pedal to spontaneously ...

Where: Mussel Inn, Golden Bay, Nelson / Tasman
Address: 1259 State Highway 60, Onekaka, Golden Bay, Nelson / Tasman

From: 8:00pm on Saturday 2nd June 2018
To: 11:59pm on Saturday 2nd June 2018

Experience HU: The Sound of Soul

From: Tue 16th Jan 2018

HU is a sacred sound and ancient mantra, that can uplift your life. Singing HU provides a sense of calm, strength, and centeredness. Come and experience chanting HU and enjoy spiritual conversation with others of ...

Where: Golden Bay Community Centre, Golden Bay, Nelson / Tasman
Address: 88 Commercial St, Takaka, Golden Bay, Nelson / Tasman

From: 7:00pm on Tuesday 16th January 2018
To: 8:00pm on Tuesday 19th June 2018

MC Tiki & Charlie B

From: Fri 8th Jun 2018

MC Tiki & Charlie B team up for a one-off Takaka show at Roots Bar.

Where: Roots Bar, Golden Bay, Nelson / Tasman
Address: 1 Commercial St, Takaka, Golden Bay, Nelson / Tasman

From: 9:30pm on Friday 8th June 2018
To: 2:00am on Saturday 9th June 2018

Yogic Life Skills Retreat

From: Mon 11th Jun 2018

The Yogic Life Skills retreat offers a 4 week easy-entry path in to a more conscious lifestyle. It begins with the 7-day Explore Your ‘Self’ Retreat, and continues with a residential 3 week stay of yogic lifestyle ...

Where: Anahata Yoga Retreat, Golden Bay, Nelson / Tasman
Address: 727 Bird Road, Bird's Clearing, Takaka, Golden Bay, New Zealand, Golden Bay, Nelson / Tasman

From: 5:00pm on Monday 11th June 2018
To: 11:00am on Sunday 8th July 2018

Explore Your Self Lifestyle Retreat

From: Mon 11th Jun 2018

“Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.” - Aristotle Begin your yogic journey on this introductory retreat - become immersed in the beauty and simplicity of a yogic lifestyle on our signature retreat. ...

Where: Anahata Yoga Retreat, Golden Bay, Nelson / Tasman
Address: 727 Bird Road, Bird's Clearing, Takaka, Golden Bay, New Zealand, Golden Bay, Nelson / Tasman

From: 5:00pm on Monday 11th June 2018
To: 11:00am on Sunday 17th June 2018

This Way North (AUS) EP. Vol 2 Tour

Sat 16th Jun 2018

Melbourne duo This Way North releases its latest EP Vol. 2: a must-have soundtrack for weekend road-trips and weeknight lounge-room dance parties. The release of EP Vol. 2 will see This Way North return to New Zealand ...

Where: Mussel Inn, Golden Bay, Nelson / Tasman
Address: 1259 State Highway 60, Onekaka, Golden Bay, Nelson / Tasman

From: 8:00pm on Saturday 16th June 2018
To: 11:00pm on Saturday 16th June 2018

Winter Hatha Yoga Immersion

From: Mon 2nd Jul 2018

Here by popular request – Yoga, Yoga and more Yoga. “Ha” (sun) and “tha” (moon) – Hatha Yoga Immersion. Dive into the modern and historical practice and theory of Hatha Yoga. Suitable for all ...

Where: Anahata Yoga Retreat, Golden Bay, Nelson / Tasman
Address: 727 Bird Road, Bird's Clearing, Takaka, Golden Bay, New Zealand, Golden Bay, Nelson / Tasman

From: 5:00pm on Monday 2nd July 2018
To: 11:00am on Sunday 8th July 2018

Explore Your Self Lifestyle Retreat

From: Mon 16th Jul 2018

“Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.” - Aristotle Begin your yogic journey on this introductory retreat - become immersed in the beauty and simplicity of a yogic lifestyle on our signature retreat. ...

Where: Anahata Yoga Retreat, Golden Bay, Nelson / Tasman
Address: 727 Bird Road, Bird's Clearing, Takaka, Golden Bay, New Zealand, Golden Bay, Nelson / Tasman

From: 5:00pm on Monday 16th July 2018
To: 11:00am on Sunday 22nd July 2018

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Mainstay New Zealand Hotels

Mainstay NZ Hotels

Large collection of independent hotels.

Choice Hotels

Choice Hotels

Holiday packages for any occasion.

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Distinction Hotels

Great hotels in great NZ wide locations.