Enjoy a scenic flight or fly to Wellington, or go by helicopter, take a bus around Golden Bay or link with Nelson, get dropped off for the start of your walk - there are great transport options here.

Golden Bay Coachlines

We strive to offer the best, most reliable and most comfortable bus service between Nelson and Golden Bay.

We stop in Nelson, Richmond, Mapua, Tasman, Motueka, Takaka, Marahau, Collingwood, Heaphy Track, Pohara, Wainui Bay and Totaranui (the gateway to the Abel Tasman National Park).

Farewell Spit Tours

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.

Phone: 03-5248-257
Map: Click here

Adventure Flights Golden Bay

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.

Golden Bay Air

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.

Maxi Adventures

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


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22 Willow Street
Takaka 7110
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