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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

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GOLDEN BAY COACHLINES

Nelson & Golden Bay

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GREAT WALKS

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JUST NEW ZEALAND WALKS

New Zealand Wide

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Kahurangi National Park

Off the beaten track

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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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SHADY REST BED AND BREAKFAST

Takaka, Golden Bay

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SLEEPY POSSUM

Aorere Valley, Golden Bay

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Flora and Sean

Thu 22nd Feb 2018

Flora Knight and Sean Donald are from different corners of the world. She’s a fiddle player from New Zealand who has previously played with The Eastern and The Lone Pine Specials. He's a guitar-picker raised in ...

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

From: 8:30pm on Thursday 22nd February 2018
To: 11:59pm on Thursday 22nd February 2018

Open Mic Night

From: Thu 30th Nov 2017

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 ...

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

From: 9:00pm on Thursday 30th November 2017
To: 11:55pm on Thursday 5th April 2018

Laura Collins and The Back Porch Blues Band

Sat 24th Feb 2018

Keeping the blues ‘live’ at the Mussel Inn Wellington based Laura Collins and her Back Porch Blues Band will be keeping the blues ‘live’ at the Mussel Inn on Saturday 24th February. Laura, who is up front ...

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

From: 8:30pm on Saturday 24th February 2018
To: 11:00pm on Saturday 24th February 2018

Yogic Life Skills Retreat Jan/Feb 2018

From: Mon 29th Jan 2018

Our 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 29th January 2018
To: 11:00am on Sunday 25th February 2018

Yogic Life Skills Retreat Feb/March 2018

From: Mon 26th Feb 2018

Our 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 26th February 2018
To: 11:00am on Sunday 25th March 2018

Explore Your Self Lifestyle Retreat Feb/Mar 2018

From: Mon 26th Feb 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 26th February 2018
To: 11:00am on Sunday 4th March 2018

Gypsy Pickers

Fri 2nd Mar 2018

"Hot rhythms and feel-good music with the power of soul!" The Gypsy Pickers are a multi-instrument, songwriting duo known for their engaging live performances that have kept them busy on the local and international ...

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

From: 8:30pm on Friday 2nd March 2018
To: 11:59pm on Friday 2nd March 2018

Cheshire Grimm with Miss Tree and The Obvious

Sat 3rd Mar 2018

Waikato Alt/Rock/psych favourites Cheshire Grimm return to the South once more! After making their South Island debut at Luminate festival in 2017, this alt/rock/psych/dub trio hailing from the Waikato have released ...

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

From: 8:30pm on Saturday 3rd March 2018
To: 11:59pm on Saturday 3rd March 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

Deep Ecology Retreat

From: Thu 8th Mar 2018

4 day immersion into 'The Work That Reconnects'. With optional add-on of Facilitators Hui. Join us for an extraordinary, heart-felt journey into enhanced connection and empowerment through Deep Ecology & Yoga. The ...

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 Thursday 8th March 2018
To: 11:00am on Sunday 11th March 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.