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Farewell Spit

Formed entirely from sand, New Zealand's longest sandspit stretches from Fossil Point 35km across the entrance to Golden Bay.

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Explore our map

If you are a map junky you can discover local attractions and businesses from the sky using our map.

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Golden Bay Visitor Center

For all your accommodation, transport and activities in Golden Bay and NZ . Willow Street, Takaka.

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Art & Artisans of Golden Bay

From balms to vegetables and everything in between, Golden bay offers an abundance of local high quality produced wares, some even award winning.

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Exploring Golden Bay

Explore all Golden Bay has to offer....

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Getting to & around Golden Bay

Wherever you go in Golden Bay there's something to entertain or astonish. Stunning beaches, blue sea, crashing waves and sculpted rock formations. Walk through lush bush, visit creative artisans and...

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Health & Beauty

Enjoy some health treatments, do some yoga, have some beauty therapy or get your hair done. You'll feel like a different person after a few days in the bay.

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Takaka to Abel Tasman National Park

There are many places to see and visit on the way through to Totaranui. Golden sandy beaches follow the rugged limestone cliffs towards New Zealand's stunning Abel Tasman National...

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Latest GB Weekly news

Latest GB Weekly news
Latest GB Weekly news

The GB Weekly is a family owned community newspaper, delivered free to every household and business in Golden Bay. We are blessed to have such a talented team of reporters, columnists and staff at the GB Weekly who are passionate about bringing you all the news from The Bay.

For the latest issue please follow this link - GB Weekly

Welcome to Golden Bay

Golden Bay Visitor Centre, Willow St. , Takaka ph 03 5259136
Golden Bay Visitor Centre, Willow St. , Takaka ph 03 5259136

Golden Bay is an extraordinary natural environment at the top of the South Island in New Zealand.

Golden Bay is New Zealand's most diverse and appealing holiday destination. Imagine a region with endless variety, where golden beaches, alpine valleys and tranquil fishing rivers share a close proximity with the sea.

Breathtaking scenery, arts and crafts, sporting activities. There's something for everyone.

Golden Bay is nestled into the South Island's north-west corner. A chain of steep and rugged mountains cuts its fertile river plains and valleys from the rest of the island.

Unless you're a migrating whale, you don't go past Golden Bay on your way to anywhere.

Golden Bay Visitor Centre Opening Hours :
Monday to Saturday 10:00am till 3:00pm

You have 24/7 access to brochures, maps, activities, providers of accommodation, food and transport outside the Visitor Centre for visitors' use.

For more information please call us: 03 5259136 or email

Click here to email your enquiry
The Mussel Inn Cafe Bar & Brewery
Stone Arrow Jewellery
Mohua Motels
Golden Bay Air

Golden Bay - Come, Stay, Play

Come, Stay, Play.... in Golden Bay

A taste of some of the amazing places to visit in Golden Bay

Waitapu Bridge Recreational Site

Waitapu Bridge recreational site has been removed from the Freedom Camping Bylaw. The site is being managed by Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency in partnership with Manawhenua ki Mohua.

To protect this culturally significant site and for health and safety concerns, there is no overnight camping.
If you are looking to camp, there are a number of friendly camping parks in Golden Bay, which provide affordable camping options and would welcome your visit.

Contact the Golden Bay Visitor Centre in Takaka -- phone +64 3 525 9136 or visit

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Golden Bay - Richie McCaw's Top Spot

Come, Stay, Play.... in Golden Bay


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Takaka 7110
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