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Whatever you enjoy doing you'll find something to interest you in Golden Bay. Catch a salmon or go sea fishing, ride a horse or take a scenic flight across the beautiful Kahurangi National Park or just relax on one of our beautiful beaches with a good book.
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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A few minute's drive from Pohara is Ligar Bay, resplendent with golden sand, barbecue areas, shady trees and great safe swimming at high tide.
Just north of Parapara Inlet on public conservation land is a network of easy walking tracks through regenerating forest. You can find some fun routes that have been created meandering past swamps and lagoons and even down to the beach.
In amongst the trees on some tracks you will discover numerous artworks left by local artists.
One of Golden Bay's Gem's where you can be serenaded by native birds as you explore to your heart's content.
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.
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.
Welcome to Aroha Health Spa - The Heart of Golden Bay!
We offer a variety of treatments that are designed to relax, rejuvenate and energize.
This is a destination spa that will guarantee a memorable experience.
You can also visit our tranquil, outdoor private Garden Sanctuary Cafe for great organic coffee, herbal teas and seasonal buddha bowls.
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!
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.
Wharariki is a landscape photographer's paradise. You will enjoy taking advantage of the endless photo opportunities on offer at Wharariki Beach and surrounding areas.
is a great beach to visit, exploring the rock formations and shady picnic spots. A favourite walk is at low tide to Taupo Point. Wainui is the western starting point of the Abel Tasman Coastal Track.
We offer a great selection of day walks and multi-day packages throughout the Abel Tasman and Kahurangi National Parks. Explore some of the spectacular scenery Golden Bay has to offer with an informative, local guide.
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.
The Village Theatre is the "best little cinema in the Galaxy" situated in the heart of Takaka, Golden Bay. Since its inception in 1984, our rural cinema has not only survived but, in the hands of a charitable trust, has flourished into a star of the Bay's quirky cultural scene. We double up as a playhouse, concert hall and meeting place and keep tradition alive by having an Intermission. Come and enjoy our state of the art surround system and relax in temperature controlled comfort year round.