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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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ABEL TASMAN SEA SHUTTLES

Abel Tasman National Park

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ADRIFT BEACHFRONT ACCOMMODATION

Golden Bay, Nelson

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BETHANY PARK

Holiday Park and Christian Camp

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CANOPY CAMPING ESCAPES

Quartz Clearing

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CAPE FAREWELL HORSE TREKS

Golden Bay, Nelson

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CLASSIC CAR TOURS

South Island New Zealand

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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 HOLIDAY PARK

Tukurua Beach, Golden Bay

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JUST NEW ZEALAND WALKS

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Kahurangi National Park

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LABYRINTH ROCKS

Golden Bay

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MAXI ADVENTURES

Takaka, Nelson, Blenheim, Picton

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Open Mic Night With Ron Valente

From: Thu 13th Sep 2018

Ron Valente and Golden Bay's cheery band of spontaneous musos - locals and travellers - perform at the Brigand Cafe Open Mic Night in Takaka on Thursday nights, from 9pm. Bring your instruments, songs and dancing shoes ...

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

From: 9:00pm on Thursday 13th September 2018
To: 11:55pm on Thursday 29th August 2019

Mahabhuta Yoga Retreat

Thu 1st Aug 2019

Unite, sweat, transform. This yoga retreat is a way to press a stop button on your busy life and recharge your battery. It’s an experience of connecting with nature, outside and within, changing your daily routine ...

Where: Ao Marama Retreat, Golden Bay, Nelson / Tasman
Address: 91 Excellent St, Golden Bay, Nelson / Tasman

From: 2:00pm on Thursday 1st August 2019
To: 11:59pm on Thursday 1st August 2019

Yogic Life Skills Programme

From: Mon 12th Aug 2019

The Yogic Life Skills retreat offers a 4 week easy-entry path in to a more conscious lifestyle. It begins with the 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: 5:00am on Monday 12th August 2019
To: 11:30am on Sunday 8th September 2019

Explore Your Self Yoga Retreat

From: Mon 12th Aug 2019

“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 12th August 2019
To: 11:00am on Sunday 18th August 2019

Emma G - Together We Rise

Sat 31st Aug 2019

The magic of fear is: learning to rise again - breaking the walls we've built in our minds - the magic of love is: together we rise. Roots Bar Takaka is proud to feature Kiwi born, now turned US based-internationally ...

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

From: 8:00pm on Saturday 31st August 2019
To: 11:00pm on Saturday 31st August 2019

Yoga & Your Chakras Retreat

From: Mon 2nd Sep 2019

Explore your health, relationships, energy states, mind and emotions in this transformational retreat delving into your energy centres. Suitable for all levels. Embark on a journey through the chakras, the subtle ...

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 September 2019
To: 11:00am on Sunday 8th September 2019

Yoga & Permaculture Design Course

From: Sat 28th Sep 2019

Combining Outer Ecology (Permaculture) with Inner Ecology (Yoga). ‘Permaculture’ is an integrated land use design methodology based on ecological principles, with practical application from sustainable household ...

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 Saturday 28th September 2019
To: 11:00am on Sunday 13th October 2019

Wazzo Clash - London Calling

From: Thu 17th Oct 2019

New Zealand's own tribute to the Clash, "Wazzo Clash", perform songs from the "London Calling" album to celebrate the 40th anniversary of its release. The group takes its name from an earlier incarnation "Wazzo ...

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

From: 8:00pm on Thursday 17th October 2019
To: 12:00am on Friday 18th October 2019

Yoga & NonViolent Communication (NVC) Residential Retreat

Tue 22nd Oct 2019

This retreat is a special and unique opportunity to bring the somatic (body based) practices of yoga, free movement, meditation and breathwork into conversation with the relational practices of NonViolent Communication ...

Where: Shambhala Retreat & Guesthouse, Golden Bay, Nelson / Tasman
Address: 1234 Takaka-Collingwood Hwy, Golden Bay, Nelson / Tasman

From: 5:00pm on Tuesday 22nd October 2019
To: 11:59pm on Tuesday 22nd October 2019

Albi & The Wolves "This Is War" Album Tour

Sat 26th Oct 2019

For one night only join Albi & The Wolves, New Zealand's most dynamic alternative acoustic act, for a night of music, dance and laughter on Saturday the 26th of October. Chris Dent (The proud albino front man Albi), ...

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

From: 8:30pm on Saturday 26th October 2019
To: 11:55pm on Saturday 26th October 2019

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