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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 CANYONS

Motueka, Nelson

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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 19th Sep 2019

Ron Valente hosts and performs at the Open Mic Night at the Brigand Cafe Bar in Takaka. This is a popular night with locals and travellers. Bring along your songs, instruments and dancing shoes for a fun and entertaining ...

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

From: 9:00pm on Thursday 19th September 2019
To: 11:55pm on Thursday 30th April 2020

Experience Permaculture & Yoga

From: Sat 28th Sep 2019

Join the community at Anahata Yoga Retreat during this 16 day immersion, into a practical and experiential Permaculture journey woven into a daily rhythm of yogic lifestyle and practice. ‘Permaculture’ is a design ...

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

West African Songs, Drumming and Dance Workshop

Sun 29th Sep 2019

You are invited to experience the joy of West African Drumming & Dancing in the supportive & fun environment created by Master Drummer Dancer Koffie Fugah from Ghana and Incredible Drum Instructor, Kimberley ...

Where: Golden Bay Community Centre, Golden Bay, Nelson / Tasman
Address: 88 Commercial St, Takaka, Golden Bay, Nelson / Tasman

From: 10:30am on Sunday 29th September 2019
To: 3:00pm on Sunday 29th September 2019

Sycamore Seedling Hunt Competition

Sun 29th Sep 2019

This event is part of Conservation Week 2019 - www.conservationweek.org.nz Sycamore trees are not native and are spreading – they are challenging problem weed tree. In Paines Ford we need your help to control ...

Where: Payne's Ford Scenic Reserve, Golden Bay, Nelson / Tasman
Address: State Highway 60, Takaka, Golden Bay, Nelson / Tasman

From: 1:00pm on Sunday 29th September 2019
To: 4:00pm on Sunday 29th September 2019

Mel Parsons

Mon 30th Sep 2019

Needing little introduction on these shores, award-winning singer songwriter Mel Parsons is hitting the road with her new album 'Glass Heart' for an intimate solo tour of some her favourite New Zealand venues. ...

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

From: 8:00pm on Monday 30th September 2019
To: 11:59pm on Monday 30th September 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 Ghoti", an ...

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

Shooglenifty Edinburgh Scotland Aotearoa Tour Spring 2019

Sun 20th Oct 2019

Scottish folk fusion stars Shooglenifty will be performing tunes and songs old and new when they head back New Zealand in October. Fresh from a sell-out gig at the world’s most prestigious arts event, the Edinburgh ...

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

From: 7:30pm on Sunday 20th October 2019
To: 10:00pm on Sunday 20th 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

Greg Copeland and Steve 'Guitar' Gilles acoustic Blues duo

Wed 23rd Oct 2019

Greg Copeland is coming back to New Zealand! He's is taking it to the roots with an up close and personal acoustic journey. Greg pays his dues to the originals and forefathers of the Blues from deep down South, ...

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

From: 8:00pm on Wednesday 23rd October 2019
To: 10:30pm on Wednesday 23rd 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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