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Elm Wildlife Tours

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Active New Zealand

NZ's most experienced adventure tour operator.

Red Carpet Tours

Red Carpet Tours

NZ's premier Lord of the Rings tour company.

Bluebridge Cook Strait Ferry

Bluebridge Ferry

Cross between the Islands on a Bluebridge ferry.

Thrifty Car Rental

Thrifty Car Rental

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Golden Bay Beach and Coastal

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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  • NELSON TASMAN AIR - Motueka

    NELSON TASMAN AIR - Motueka

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    Nelson Tasman Air invite you to immerse yourself in what is truly amazing here. They'll introduce you to the most incredible places and experiences as the Nelson Tasman region is home to some of the most outstanding natural beauty in New Zealand. They make sure you'll love every second of your journey with them.

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    20 College Street, Motueka, New Zealand
  • TULLAMOORE BEACH HOUSE - Golden Bay

    TULLAMOORE BEACH HOUSE - Golden Bay

    Tucked into a lush, forested hillside with sweeping panoramic views across Golden Bay, Tullamoore Beach House is a rare delight on one of New Zealand's most pristine stretches of coastline. Tullamoore offers all the luxuries and appointments of a large family home with private access to one of the Bay's most remarkable stretches of beach, metres from the front door.

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    Beach Road, Collingwood, New Zealand
  • WHARARIKI BEACH HOLIDAY PARK - Golden Bay

    WHARARIKI BEACH HOLIDAY PARK - Golden Bay

    Mobile-friendly - Closest Holiday Park to Wharariki Beach. A 20-minute walk takes you to one of the most spectacular beaches with undisturbed wildlife, caves and rock pools. Magnificent views of the famous Archway Islands. Powered and unpowered sites, unisex backpackers, plus 4 standard cabins sleeping 2 adults and 2 children. On-site Eco Friendly Coffee Shop. Email us for all bookings and enquiries.

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    Wharariki Beach, Golden Bay, New Zealand

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Featured

 
Top 10 Holiday Parks

Top 10 Holiday Parks

Stay locally with Top 10 and the kids stay free.

Elm Wildlife Tours

Elm Wildlife Tours

Tour options for a wildlife experience of a lifetime.

Active New Zealand

Active New Zealand

NZ's most experienced adventure tour operator.

Red Carpet Tours

Red Carpet Tours

NZ's premier Lord of the Rings tour company.

Bluebridge Cook Strait Ferry

Bluebridge Ferry

Cross between the Islands on a Bluebridge ferry.

Thrifty Car Rental

Thrifty Car Rental

Thrifty has you covered with 30 locations.