Arrowtown, New Zealand
Auckland, New Zealand
Beach, New Zealand
Fiordland, New Zealand
Lake Matheson, New Zealand
Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
Queenstown, New Zealand
Rotorua, New Zealand
Featured
 
Mainstay New Zealand Hotels

Mainstay NZ Hotels

Large collection of independent hotels.

Choice Hotels

Choice Hotels

Holiday packages for any occasion.

Distinction Hotels

Distinction Hotels

Great hotels in great NZ wide locations.

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.

 

Find By

What Do You Want To Do?

Accommodation

Search for Accommodation in Golden Bay...

Accommodation

Attractions and Activities

Search for Attractions and Activities in Golden Bay...

Attractions and Activities

Tours

Search for Tours in Golden Bay...

Tours

Transport

Search for Transport in Golden Bay...

Transport

Show More

ABEL TASMAN SEA SHUTTLES

Abel Tasman National Park

Map Photos Website

ADRIFT BEACHFRONT ACCOMMODATION

Golden Bay, Nelson

Map Photos Website

BETHANY PARK

Holiday Park and Christian Camp

Map Photos Website

CANOPY CAMPING ESCAPES

Quartz Clearing

Website

CAPE FAREWELL HORSE TREKS

Golden Bay, Nelson

Map Website

DISCOVER NZ MOTORHOMES

Nelson, Picton, Blenheim, Christchurch

Map Photos Website

Farewell Spit

Off the beaten track

Map Website

GOLDEN BAY COACHLINES

Nelson & Golden Bay

Map Website

GOLDEN BAY HOLIDAY PARK

Tukurua Beach, Golden Bay

Map Website

GOLDEN BAY MOTEL

Takaka, Golden Bay

Map Photos Website

JUST NEW ZEALAND WALKS

New Zealand Wide

Map Website

Kahurangi National Park

Off the beaten track

Map Website

LABYRINTH ROCKS

Golden Bay

Website

MAXI ADVENTURES

Takaka, Golden Bay

Map Website

Where Do You Want To Go?

This New Zealand map does not display any listings on the map itself but may provide navigation by clicking on map symbol. Alternatively select a category or a region from the main links to find and view tourism businesses.

Select by Location

New Zealand Wide

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

Image for event: Golden Bay A&P Show

Golden Bay A&P Show

Sat 19th Jan 2019

Golden Bay’s A & P show is a true country style, family friendly show with lots to see and do. Get up close to the prize winning goats and sheep – cheer on the horse riders, choppers and shearers. Note: Due to ...

Where: Golden Bay Recreation Park, Golden Bay, Nelson / Tasman
Address: Golden Bay Showgrounds, Golden Bay, Nelson / Tasman

From: 8:00am on Saturday 19th January 2019
To: 5:00pm on Saturday 19th January 2019

Yogic Life Skills Extended Retreat

From: Mon 21st Jan 2019

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 ...

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 17th February 2019

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: 8:30pm on Saturday 26th January 2019

Image for event: Cymatics After Party

Cymatics After Party

From: Wed 23rd Jan 2019

The Cymatics - Bass Gathering After Party. Featuring: - Secret guest - Legacy Musik (No Qualms/Australia) - Habit (Mayan/Boey/Wgtn) - Stand & Deliver (Duo Alias/Wgtn) - Nightowl - Ruru Cymatic Freqs is here to ...

Where: Roots Bar, Golden Bay, Nelson / Tasman
Address: 1 Commercial St, Takaka, Golden Bay, Nelson / Tasman

From: 9:00pm on Wednesday 23rd January 2019
To: 2:00am on Thursday 24th January 2019

Richter City Rebels - South Island Tour

Thu 24th Jan 2019

Aotearoa's first and finest New Orleans brass band, Richter City Rebels are hitting the road again for their annual summer tour around the beautiful South Island! Returning to the one and only Mussel Inn to deliver ...

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

From: 9:00pm on Thursday 24th January 2019
To: 11:30pm on Thursday 24th January 2019

Summer Movies Al Fresco - The Taming of The Shrew

Sun 27th Jan 2019

(G, 1967) With Subtitles. The story of taming the ‘shrew’ in order to win the younger sister has been told in various forms over the years, for example in Kiss Me Kate and 10 Things I Hate About You. In this ...

Where: Takaka Village Green, Golden Bay, Nelson / Tasman
Address: 39 Commercial St, Golden Bay, Nelson / Tasman

From: 9:05pm on Sunday 27th January 2019
To: 11:00pm on Sunday 27th January 2019

Luminate Festival 2019

Wed 30th Jan 2019

Luminate is a vibrant New Zealand summer festival of cutting-edge live & electronic music, visual & performing arts, inspirational workshops, pioneering innovations and environmental initiatives. Luminate is a unique ...

Where: Canaan Downs - Pikikirunga, Golden Bay, Nelson / Tasman
Address: Takaka Hill Highway, Golden Bay, Nelson / Tasman

From: 10:00am on Wednesday 30th January 2019
To: 11:59pm on Wednesday 30th January 2019

Julian Temple Band

Thu 31st Jan 2019

Following a highly successful album release tour back in June, San Francisco/Dunedin minstrels Julian Temple Band are playing a string of shows across Aotearoa as part of their “Portal To The Lettuce Inn” tour. ...

Where: Roots Bar, Golden Bay, Nelson / Tasman
Address: 1 Commercial St, Takaka, Golden Bay, Nelson / Tasman

From: 8:30pm on Thursday 31st January 2019
To: 11:30pm on Thursday 31st January 2019

Sonic Delusion Anything Goes - Single Release Tour

Sat 2nd Feb 2019

Sonic Delusion’s new single "Anything Goes" is a fresh and very catchy number which oozes with quirky lyrics and a very catchy melody. The song gives splashes of everyday thoughts and images ,with a simple message ...

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

From: 8:00pm on Saturday 2nd February 2019
To: 11:00pm on Saturday 2nd February 2019

Featured
 
Mainstay New Zealand Hotels

Mainstay NZ Hotels

Large collection of independent hotels.

Choice Hotels

Choice Hotels

Holiday packages for any occasion.

Distinction Hotels

Distinction Hotels

Great hotels in great NZ wide locations.