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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.
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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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!
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.
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.
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!
Gateway to the northern end of the Abel Tasman National Park. Islands, rock formations and an abundance of wildlife. Guided tours, family tours, freedom rentals and stand up paddle board hire.
Iconic and beautiful outdoor venue, can be hired for events, music, arts, workshops, weddings, film location. Inquiries welcome.
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.
Ride the Red Bus - Gannet Colony Tour, Lighthouse Tour and Wader Watch.
Locally owned and operated for more than 65 years. Farewell Spit is a Nature Reserve and Wetland of International Importance.
Come with us and find out why, while you feel the sun on your face, the breeze in your hair and the sand between your toes. Departure times are set by the tide so bookings are essential.
Golden Bay Air operates scheduled flights between Wellington and Takaka and Karamea and Takaka with connecting ground transport to the Heaphy Track and Abel Tasman National Park. Spectacular flightseeing tours: Farewell Spit, West Coast, Abel Tasman and Kahurangi National Parks. Nationwide air charter. Rental Cars.
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.
Luminate is an earth-friendly festival of contemporary music, arts and culture with a focus on environmental sustainability, intentional community, holistic education, inspiration and celebration. Luminate encourages people to take responsibility for the world that we are all co-creating, to share skills and knowledge, evolve consciousness and have fun.
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.
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.
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.
Takaka Golf Club welcomes new members & visitors for relaxed golf. Our 9-hole Clifton course, with alternative tees on most holes, is on a sand spit with panoramic views of Golden Bay, a tidal estuary and mountains. Its undulating links-style fairways and well-paced greens are regarded as a fun challenge for golfers of any ability. Green fees are $20 and there is a range of membership options including first time member discounts. Hire clubs, motorised carts, & coaching available by arrangement.
Beach trails, pub rides, swim with horses, vaulting, cart rides. Hackactivities off the beaten track.
Beach access to Patons Rock beach, horses, glow worm track, wifi.
Horse Activities and Accommodation - for Outrider
Hack'n Stay is dedicated to those who want to enjoy the simple things in life.
Bring your own horse or enjoy time with one of ours.
Take a sulky or cart ride along the beach.
Ride bare back along the golden sands.