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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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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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MOHUA MOTELS

Takaka, Golden Bay

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Explore Your Self Yoga Retreat

From: Mon 21st Jan 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 21st January 2019
To: 11:00am on Sunday 26th May 2019

Yogic Life Skills Extended Retreat

From: Mon 29th Apr 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 29th April 2019
To: 11:30am on Sunday 26th May 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 27th June 2019

Queen's Birthday Weekend Yoga Refresh Retreat

From: Fri 31st May 2019

Hit the reset! Winter is a time of spiritually unwinding, relaxation, cleansing, centering in order to recharge for the dynamic seasons ahead. Our special Yoga Refresh breaks allow you to move at your own pace, to ...

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: 5:30pm on Friday 31st May 2019
To: 11:00am on Monday 3rd June 2019

Wellington Sea Shanty Society

Sat 1st Jun 2019

Wellington Sea Shanty Society, New Zealand's Most 'Sea Worthy' Shanty Group, have been belting out traditional and original sea songs from around the globe since time immemorial (2012). Sailors and landlubbers from ...

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

From: 8:30pm on Saturday 1st June 2019
To: 10:30pm on Saturday 1st June 2019

Lake South + Vorn

Sun 2nd Jun 2019

Vorn: Come on a journey to far flung pop planets with Vorn and his NASA dropouts. Experience zero gravity on an Onekaka dancefloor. Lake South: Retrace the steps to your suburban childhood home. Think about the ...

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

From: 8:30pm on Sunday 2nd June 2019
To: 11:00pm on Sunday 2nd June 2019

Comedy Double Bill: DJ Trump and The Merry Wives of Windsor

Wed 5th Jun 2019

One night, two critically acclaimed comedy shows! Come to one, or get a special discount when attending both. Show 1: Alexander Sparrow is DJ Trump 6PM - 7PM (no interval) R16 (contains bad language and adult ...

Where: The Village Theatre, Golden Bay, Nelson / Tasman
Address: 32 Commercial St, Golden Bay, Nelson / Tasman

From: 6:00pm on Wednesday 5th June 2019
To: 9:00pm on Wednesday 5th June 2019

Yogic Life Skills Extended Retreat

From: Mon 10th Jun 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 10th June 2019
To: 11:30am on Sunday 7th July 2019

Explore Your Self Yoga Retreat

From: Mon 10th Jun 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 10th June 2019
To: 11:00am on Sunday 16th June 2019

Hobnail 25th Anniversary Boots And All Tour

Sat 6th Jul 2019

In 2019 Hobnail will be celebrating 25 years of touring far, wide, and tirelessly throughout New Zealand. To mark the occasion they are embarking on a national tour and releasing a “Best Of” album showcasing tracks ...

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

From: 8:00pm on Saturday 6th July 2019
To: 11:59pm on Saturday 6th July 2019

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