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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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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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Accommodation in Golden Bay

Golden Bay has accommodation across all price points from luxurious lodges to fun and funky camp grounds where the kids can have a ball.

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From Fine Cuisine To Good Coffee

Golden Bay offers and eclectic array of eating establishments from great fish and chip shops, to cafes with delicious fare and fine restaurants for gourmet meals.

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Baches & Cabins

Self-contained accommodation gives you the freedom to come and go as you please. Relax in a self-contained bach, crib or cabin. You may find some are pet friendly too.

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Welcome to Golden Bay

Be Kind
Be Kind

Golden Bay is a safe and beautiful holiday destination

Golden Bay is following the government requirements for the Covid-19 Protection Framework.

To slow the spread of the virus, and continue to help protect you, your whanau, and your community, it is important to keep up the healthy habits we know.

* Record where you go/Scan in with the app
* Wear a face mask
* Keep your distance from people you do not know.
* Good hygiene, wash your hands, cough/sneeze into your elbow
* Get vaccinated
* If you have cold, flu or COVID-19 symptoms, stay home and get a test.

We will be regularly updating our list of businesses that are using the Vaccine Passes:

Golden Bay Visitor Centre
Roots Bar (cafe/bar)
Dada Manifesto (restaurant/cocktail bar)
Pohutukawa Gallery (retail)
Goodness 2 Go (food and coffee cart) as well as contactless options
De-Lish Delicatessen (food and coffee)
Choco Loco (Retail & hospitality) as well as contactless options
Wholemeal Cafe (cafe) as well as contactless options
Aroha Health Spa (Massage therapy) plus contactless coffee
Conscious Crafts (retail)
Kotare Sands (restaurant)
Pohara Top 10 (camping & accomodation)
The Bay Lodge (accommodation)
Golden Bay Kayaks (activities)
The Mussel Inn (cafe/bar/music venue)
Old School cafe (food and coffee) as well as contactless options
Takaka Camping & Cabins (accommodation)
Golden Bay Air (vaccine pass as well as negative test before flying)
Twin Waters Lodge (accommodation)
Paper Scissors Rock (retail)
Red Manuka (jewellery retail)
Courthouse Cafe (cafe) as well as contactless options
Takaka Golf Club - both vaccine passports and contactless options
Anatoki Salmon Fishing - both vaccine passports and contactless options

For more information please email

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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 2:00pm

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

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22 Willow Street
Takaka 7110
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