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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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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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KEEPERS NEST

Collingwood, Golden Bay

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LABYRINTH ROCKS

Golden Bay

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MAXI ADVENTURES

Takaka, Nelson, Blenheim, Picton

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Power of Awareness Silent Meditation Retreat

From: Fri 15th Mar 2019

This 9 day meditation retreat with international meditation teacher, Swami Anandakumar, provides an opportunity to travel to your own centre, to find the stillness within and discover that your own inner nature is ...

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 Friday 15th March 2019
To: 11:00am on Sunday 24th March 2019

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: 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 6th June 2019

5 Day Yoga Nidra & Restorative Yoga Immersion Retreat

From: Thu 4th Apr 2019

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 4th April 2019
To: 11:00am on Tuesday 9th April 2019

Yoga Nidra & Restorative Yoga Teacher Training

From: Thu 4th Apr 2019

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 4th April 2019
To: 11:00pm on Sunday 14th April 2019

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Adam McGrath - Ragged Ramble Tour

Sat 6th Apr 2019

Adam McGrath, Lead singer and songwriter from mythical mongrel Christchurch folk/country band The Eastern, returns again to the state highways and byways of these long isles as part of his Autumn 'Ragged Ramble' ...

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

From: 7:30pm on Saturday 6th April 2019
To: 11:59pm on Saturday 6th April 2019

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Orpheus

Sun 7th Apr 2019

The internationally award-winning modern retelling of an ancient myth is on tour in NZ for the very first time! Dave is single and turning 30. He’s stood at the bar. Eurydice is a tree nymph. And Bruce Springsteen ...

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

From: 7:30pm on Sunday 7th April 2019
To: 8:40pm on Sunday 7th April 2019

The DeSotos - Southern Acoustic Tour '19

Sat 13th Apr 2019

The DeSotos hit the road for their 2019 Southern Acoustic Tour. All roads lead south this March and April when Auckland band The DeSotos head out on an intimate, up close and personal acoustic tour of the lower North ...

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

From: 8:30pm on Saturday 13th April 2019
To: 11:00pm on Saturday 13th April 2019

Energy Renewal Easter Yoga Retreat

From: Fri 19th Apr 2019

Retreat overview. Do you feel like you are just getting through each day? Never quite enough time to do everything and truly feel alive? Are you feeling exhausted or constantly wired and over-stimulated? Learn ...

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: 6:00am on Friday 19th April 2019
To: 11:00am on Monday 22nd April 2019

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ANZAC Day

Thu 25th Apr 2019

This ceremony commemorates all New Zealanders killed in war and also honours returned servicemen and women. The date itself marks the anniversary of the landing of New Zealand and Australian soldiers – the Anzacs ...

Where: Memorial Park, Golden Bay, Nelson / Tasman
Address: 63 Commercial St

From: 6:15am on Thursday 25th April 2019
To: 6:45am on Thursday 25th April 2019

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ANZAC Day

Thu 25th Apr 2019

This ceremony commemorates all New Zealanders killed in war and also honours returned servicemen and women. The date itself marks the anniversary of the landing of New Zealand and Australian soldiers–the Anzacs–on ...

Where: Memorial Park, Golden Bay, Nelson / Tasman
Address: 63 Commercial St

From: 8:45am on Thursday 25th April 2019
To: 9:45am on Thursday 25th April 2019

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