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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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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 HOLIDAY PARK

Tukurua Beach, Golden Bay

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GOLDEN BAY MOTEL

Takaka, 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, Golden Bay

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RATANUI LODGE BOUTIQUE HOTEL

Golden Bay, Nelson

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40 Below Blues

Sat 17th Nov 2018

Wellington’s harmonica virtuoso, Neil Billington, teams up with Tauranga bluesman Mike Garner for a show of old-time and Chicago blues, featuring the phenomenal harmonica playing of Billington with Garner’s acoustic ...

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

From: 8:30pm on Saturday 17th November 2018
To: 11:59pm on Saturday 17th November 2018

Open Mic Night With Ron Valente

From: Thu 13th Sep 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 ...

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

From: 9:00pm on Thursday 13th September 2018
To: 11:55pm on Thursday 4th April 2019

5 Day Yoga Nidra & Restorative Yoga Immersion Retreat

From: Thu 22nd Nov 2018

A yogic immersion into Yoga Nidra, Basic Breathing Methods & Restorative Yoga focused on relaxation techniques. Explore tools to systematically address the tensions in the body, mind and emotions to induce a deep state ...

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: 10:00am on Thursday 22nd November 2018
To: 11:00am on Tuesday 27th November 2018

Yoga Nidra & Restorative Yoga Instructors Training

From: Thu 22nd Nov 2018

10-Day residential – including 3 months training package. Or a 5-Day personal retreat option. A professional development course designed for yoga teachers, health and education professionals and or anybody ...

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: 10:00am on Thursday 22nd November 2018
To: 11:00am on Sunday 2nd December 2018

Alpaca Social Club with Caitlin Smith

Sun 25th Nov 2018

The Alpaca Social Club with special guest Caitlin Smith. This gig is actually part of The Alpaca Social Club NZ album launch tour but... A number of years ago we were booked to play the Mussel Inn with Caitlin Smith ...

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

From: 8:00pm on Sunday 25th November 2018
To: 11:00pm on Sunday 25th November 2018

Seven Deadly Stunts

Thu 29th Nov 2018

What drives someone to walk on broken glass, swallow fire or juggle a chainsaw? In Rollicking Entertainment’s Seven Deadly Stunts, real life married couple David Ladderman and Lizzie Tollemache celebrate seven ...

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

From: 8:30pm on Thursday 29th November 2018
To: 11:59pm on Thursday 29th November 2018

Yogic Life Skills Extended Retreat

From: Mon 5th Nov 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 5th November 2018
To: 11:00am on Sunday 2nd December 2018

Awareness Intensive

From: Thu 6th Dec 2018

A Revolutionary Retreat. Of Inquiry, using Zen Koans to move us into a no-mind experience. A Koan is a riddle that breaks through the barriers of false identity to bring awareness to the pure light of being. 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: 4:00pm on Thursday 6th December 2018
To: 11:59pm on Sunday 9th December 2018

Yogic Life Skills Extended Retreat

From: Mon 10th Dec 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 10th December 2018
To: 11:00am on Sunday 6th January 2019

Explore Your Self Yoga Retreat

From: Mon 10th Dec 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 10th December 2018
To: 11:00am on Sunday 16th December 2018

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Mainstay New Zealand Hotels

Mainstay NZ Hotels

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