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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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Golden Bay

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BETHANY PARK

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CAPE FAREWELL HORSE TREKS

Golden Bay, Nelson

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Nelson, Picton, Blenheim, Christchurch

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Kahurangi National Park

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Takaka, Golden Bay

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RATANUI LODGE

Golden Bay, Nelson

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SHADY REST BED AND BREAKFAST

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Orchestral Manoeuvres In the Loft

From: Sun 29th Oct 2017

You enter the gallery, straight ahead, the Conductor is in control, knitting the space together with his baton. To your left and right bronzed, elongated, life size dancers warm up at the barre. Musical instruments ...

Where: Lollokiki Sculpture 705, Golden Bay, Nelson / Tasman
Address: 705 Abel Tasman Dr, Golden Bay, Nelson / Tasman

From: 10:30am on Sunday 29th October 2017
To: 4:00pm on Sunday 24th December 2017

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

Christmas Yoga Refresh Retreat

From: Fri 15th Dec 2017

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 busy Christmas season ...

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 15th December 2017
To: 11:00am on Monday 18th December 2017

Gypsy Pickers - Mussel Inn's 25th Anniversary

Sat 16th Dec 2017

Gypsy Pickers help celebrate the Mussel Inn's 25th Anniversary. (Followed by Cowpokers band.) "World class, feel-good music with the power of soul!" The Gypsy Pickers are a multi-instrument, songwriting duo known ...

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

From: 7:00pm on Saturday 16th December 2017
To: 11:55pm on Saturday 16th December 2017

Lodestone, Dropzone, The Ruck

From: Fri 22nd Dec 2017

Three bands from Motuekua smash out a Summer Solstice set at our favourite live music venue in the top of the south.

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

From: 10:00pm on Friday 22nd December 2017
To: 1:00am on Saturday 23rd December 2017

Creating Change - New Years Retreat

From: Fri 29th Dec 2017

Welcome the New Year in an inspiring yoga environment to relax, reflect and reconnect with yourself and nature. Discover your innate resolutions inviting positive change and direction into your life. Anahata Yoga ...

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: 9:00am on Friday 29th December 2017
To: 11:00am on Tuesday 2nd January 2018

Twisted Frequency Festival

From: Sat 30th Dec 2017

This event is held within the beautiful Cobb valley of Golden Bay. Surrounded by gorgeous natural wonders and close to many beaches, forests, rivers and scenic attractions. Twisted Frequency Festival has become a ...

Where: Cobb Valley, Golden Bay, Nelson / Tasman
Address: 101 Cobb Valley Road, Upper Takaka

From: 9:00am on Saturday 30th December 2017
To: 12:00pm on Wednesday 3rd January 2018

Gypsy Pickers In Takaka On NYE

From: Sun 31st Dec 2017

Come and dance in the New Year with the Gypsy Pickers at the Telegraph Hotel, Takaka, Golden Bay. "World class, feel-good music with the power of soul!" The Gypsy Pickers are a multi-instrument, songwriting duo ...

Where: The Telegraph Hotel, Golden Bay, Nelson / Tasman
Address: 2 Motupipi Street, Golden Bay, Nelson / Tasman

From: 9:00pm on Sunday 31st December 2017
To: 1:00am on Monday 1st January 2018

Oakley Grenell

Tue 2nd Jan 2018

Acoustic guitar, vocals. Grenell, a considerable musical force in Aotearoa is an accomplished guitarist,producer, and seasoned performer, having released his 11th album in NZ, he performs originals from his back ...

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

From: 8:00pm on Tuesday 2nd January 2018
To: 11:00pm on Tuesday 2nd January 2018

Summer Movies Al Fresco - Bride Of Frankenstein

Sun 7th Jan 2018

There’s an extended selection this year for your enjoyment. Come to one or come to them all! Gather a group, a picnic, even a couch and join us from 7:30pm to play giant board games, enjoy the park and watch those ...

Where: Takaka Village Green, Golden Bay, Nelson / Tasman
Address: 39 Commercial St, Golden Bay, Nelson / Tasman

From: 9:00pm on Sunday 7th January 2018
To: 10:15pm on Sunday 7th January 2018

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