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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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BETHANY PARK

Holiday Park and Christian Camp

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CANOPY CAMPING ESCAPES

Quartz Clearing

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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

Steph Casey & Band Album Release Tour

Sat 7th Dec 2019

After a spellbinding album release show in Paekakariki, indie-folk / alt-country singer Steph Casey and her wonderful band are coming to The Mussel Inn to bring you songs from Casey's two critically acclaimed albums. ...

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

From: 8:30pm on Saturday 7th December 2019
To: 11:30pm on Saturday 7th December 2019

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Hula Hoop Beginners Class!

From: Sun 8th Dec 2019

Come learn Hoop Dance! Beginners welcome and hoops provided Come learn from a professional hula hoop performer and have fun dancing, twirling, giggling, learning and growing. Hooping is an epic way to stay fit ...

Where: Kotinga Hall, Golden Bay, Nelson / Tasman
Address: 269 Long Plain Road, Golden Bay, Nelson / Tasman

From: 7:00pm on Sunday 8th December 2019
To: 8:00pm on Sunday 5th April 2020

Explore Your Self Yoga Retreat

From: Mon 9th Dec 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 9th December 2019
To: 11:00am on Sunday 15th December 2019

Miriam Clancy - Astronomy Album Release Tour

Tue 10th Dec 2019

After a decade between records, Miriam Clancy’s third album, Astronomy, marks her return to the musical landscape. For longtime fans, Astronomy is a reintroduction and a reinvention. Its ten songs represent a cathartic ...

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

From: 7:30pm on Tuesday 10th December 2019
To: 9:30pm on Tuesday 10th December 2019

Reel Rock 14 - Takaka

Sun 22nd Dec 2019

The Reel Rock Tour 14 presented by The North Face is coming to Takaka. The Reel Rock Film Tour, one of climbing's greatest celebrations, returns this November with a new collection of world premiere films. In ...

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

From: 8:00pm on Sunday 22nd December 2019
To: 9:45pm on Sunday 22nd December 2019

Christmas Refresh Yoga Retreat

From: Mon 23rd Dec 2019

Treat yourself and come to Anahata for a relaxing break over Christmas. Enjoy Anahata’s spectacular natural environment, nourishing food, low technology environment, and yoga and relaxation practices. Relax and join us ...

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 23rd December 2019
To: 11:00am on Thursday 26th December 2019

Lindy Valente

Thu 26th Dec 2019

Lindy Valente (Gypsy Pickers) is a talented singer/songwriter and guitarist who has spent many years touring in NZ and overseas, with her Gypsy Pickers duo and as a solo artist. Come along and join locals and ...

Where: Kotare Sands Cafe Bar, Golden Bay, Nelson / Tasman
Address: 800 Abel Tasman Dr, Golden Bay, Nelson / Tasman

From: 5:00pm on Thursday 26th December 2019
To: 11:59pm on Thursday 26th December 2019

Creating Change New Year Retreat

From: Sun 29th Dec 2019

Prepare the foundation and plant a seed for the New Year with practical tools of Yoga and Meditation. Invite positive change into your life learning how to progressively nurture your resolutions to grow, flower and bear ...

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 Sunday 29th December 2019
To: 11:00am on Thursday 2nd January 2020

New Year's Eve with Dr Reknaw and Hummucide

From: Tue 31st Dec 2019

Celebrate New Year's Eve at The Mussel Inn! Dr Reknaw is a 7 piece raggadubsoul boom bap beats band ready to get you dancing into 2020. Opening grooves from Hummucide. Please note, no camping and no BYO. Please see ...

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

From: 8:00pm on Tuesday 31st December 2019
To: 1:00am on Wednesday 1st January 2020

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Mainstay NZ Hotels

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Holiday packages for any occasion.

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