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Whether it's a game of golf at the Golden Bay Golf Course (by the sea) or a stroll through the market, you'll find something to do in Golden Bay.
This is probably Golden Bay's most famous attraction, and its story and mysteries are still a fascinating one.
here are three large freshwater springs a few kilometres offshore at depths of 12 to14 metres. It is thought that these are part of the limestone water system, and as freshwater flows out, some seawater is drawn into the vents, finding its way to the main vent at Pupu.
It is most important to protect the springs from didymo.
Discover the rich history of western Golden Bay, from early Maori arrivals to European settlement. Local stories feature agriculture, industry, gold, shipwrecks, lighthouses and the Collingwood fires. Open Daily 10?"dusk. Admission by donation.
Salisbury Creek and the footbridge were named after the Salisbury family, descendants of brothers John and Charles Salisbury who came to the area to seek their fortunes from gold about 1860.
A beautiful waterfall and swimming hole which is a great spot to visit all year. In summer the swimming hole is popular with locals and visitors enjoying the deep green water and cooling spray from the waterfall.
Movies for everyone: blockbusters, children's, drama, documentary and arthouse. Owned and run by the community, we offer a relaxed movie-going experience with comfy couches, huge floor cushions. Occasional live entertainment.
Just two kilometres out of Takaka, on the way to Pohara, are three big oak trees. Turn left here, follow the signs to Labyrinth Rocks Walkway and you will find one of Golden Bay's most amazing places. Nature has produced a maze-like network of canyons through a limestone outcrop, an excellent example of the geological term 'Karst' limestone for which this area is known. It has been developed as an enchanting family attraction.
Catch your very own fresh salmon and have it ready to eat on the spot! All the gear you need is provided at no cost and there's no entry fee. Simply pay per weight for what you catch. Open year round 7 days a week from 9am. Bring your camera and go for the catch of the day!
Keep your catch, or Catch & Release it's up to you.
Fishing trips for small groups from Golden Bay all year round.
Don't worry if you're a novice angler because you get one to one guidance from Leigh on how to catch your fish. All bait, quality fishing gear & refreshments supplied free onboard.
You don't even have to get your hands wet if you don't want to! Catch your fish and Leigh will do rest for you!
Explore Golden Bay's unique sights and history with a once in a life time flight with Mit, Golden Bay's most experienced Scenic Flight operator.
Choose one of our planned flights or request your own path around our beautiful back yard and let Mit take care of you in his comfortable Cessna with it's high wings and two-way noise-cancelling headsets.
We strive to offer the best, most reliable and most comfortable bus service available.
Nelson to Takaka
Including Richmond, Motueka & Canaan Rd Turnoff
Abel Tasman Coastal Track
Including Wainui, Totaranui, Marahau & Kaiteriteri
The Heaphy Track
including Collingwood, Brown Hut, Kohaihai and Karamea
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Another Golden Bay Gem is one of the most impressive and beautiful waterfalls in Abel Tasman National Park.
Wainui Falls is located on the Wainui River, a beautiful 40-minute bush walk starting from the carpark in Wainui Bay 20km north-east of Takaka. Look for the direction sign on the road side approximately 300 metres after crossing over the Wainui River Bridge.
We conduct gold fossicking trips from one hour to a full day course. Teaching the exciting hobby of gold panning, sluice boxing and gold detecting. From a special day out in the forest to individuals seeking an adventure to the great outdoors.