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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Fly with Mit in his 5 passenger high wing Cessna 185.
Ideal for photography with high wings and opportunity to open a window.
Number 1 scenic flight operator with years of flight experience over the area. Farewell Spit Scenic Flights.
Call Mit to discuss flights to other places. Landings at: Heaphy Track - Brown Hut - Awaroa Bay - Canaan Downs to connect with the Rameka Cycle & Inland Tasman tracks. Bikes can be carried.
is the centre of this district, with cafes, bars and a shop for supplies. Swimming here is wonderful for children because the water is very shallow and warm. The beach is a favourite for long walks in the late afternoon.
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.
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.
It helps everyone and our natural resources when we follow the rules. New Zealand conserves its fishing species and there are penalties for abusing these. More information can be found from the Ministry for Primary Industries here
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.
A few minute's drive from Pohara, Tata's water is a little colder than Pohara's but you can swim here at low tide. It is preferred by swimmer's who seek deeper water.
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.
From Pohara in the east to Puponga in the west, there is a string of shallow, fine sand beaches, safe for the family with children.
To the east, Pohara has a warm, safe, sandy beach. Beyond Tarakohe you will discover truly golden beaches: ligar Bay, Tata Beach, Wainui.
The Abel Tasman National Park has much coarser sand. Tata Beach and Totaranui are popular with those wanting deeper water for water skiing but still in safe waters.
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.
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.
Come and experience some of finest horse riding New Zealand has to offer. With a terrain that changes from beautiful grass paddocks to a sandstone track that winds through some amazing geology incredible flora and fauna, it is simply just the "best" ride in NZ. And we have the world renowned Wharariki Beach, with huge rock arches and sand dunes. These are just a couple of our treks. We can arrange treks to suit all people including multi-day options. No experience is necessary
Pohara is one of the main holiday centres of the Bay with a beach that must rank among New Zealand's safest. It is also a popular centre for windsurfing and kayaking.
Golden Bay has the best scallop beds in New Zealand & a growing mussel industry. The scallops are fished by towing dredges along the seabed with both recreational & commercial fishers enjoying a bountiful harvest.
The Challenger Scallop Enhancement Company is a privately owned fishing company that gathers scallop spat on artificial collectors (spat are tiny infant shellfish) which are released onto the shellfish beds.
Mountain Bike and Tramping Transport in the upper South Island of New Zealand. Your adventure starts here.
We provide TAILORED TRANSPORT SOLUTIONS to fit your needs so that you are not bound by inconvenient schedules. Pickup and drop off times and locations are all selected by you. Simply choose your desired route from the options below, give us a bit of information regarding passengers/bikes and dates/times/locations. We'll create a hassle free solution.
Our most popular trips are:
Heaphy Track transport (incl mountain bike transport)
Rameka track transport
Abel Tasman transport
Old Ghost Road transport
Iconic and beautiful outdoor venue, can be hired for events, music, arts, workshops, weddings, film location. Inquiries welcome.