Golden Bay Maps
You must not cross a solid yellow line that is on your side of the centre line to pass a vehicle, as the solid yellow line indicates it’s too dangerous.
One Lane Bridges
There are several one-lane bridges in Golden Bay where vehicles travelling in one direction must give way to vehicles going in the other direction. slow down and check for traffic coming from the other way. The smaller red arrow on a sign indicates which direction has to give way.
Unsealed (gravel) Roads
If you need to drive on unsealed roads, reduce your speed to below 40-50km/h and slow down even further when approaching oncoming traffic as dust could obscure your vision and loose stones could chip your windscreen.
Animals on the Road
Watch out for farm stock on Golden Bay roads. Slow down and do not sound your horn – it may startle them. You may need to stop and let the animals go past or move slowly up behind and follow the farmer’s instructions.
Sharing the Road with Cyclists
Cyclists have the same rights as drivers on New Zealand roads. Always slow down near cyclists, pass slowly and only when safe, and try to leave a space of 1.5 metres. Indicate in plenty of time.
Driving Times & Distances
|Motueka to Takaka||52||55|
|Takaka to Pohara||15||10|
|Takaka to Onekaka||15||10|
|Takaka to Collingwood||30||20|
|Collingwood to Bainham||20||15|
|Collingwood to Pakawau||15||10|
|Collingwood to Farewell Spit||22||20|
These two maps were designed by Montage Design, Nelson