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Getting to & around Golden Bay

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Wherever you go in Golden Bay there's something to entertain or astonish. Stunning beaches, blue sea, crashing waves and sculpted rock formations. Walk through lush bush, visit creative artisans and dine out on the fresh seafood. Invigorate or relax - get away from it all or into the thick of it...

Slow Travel

Enjoy a slow holiday and reduce your impact on the environment.


Driving Info

• Hitchhiking is legal and common in Golden Bay, just smile and stick your thumb out. However, it isn’t always easy to reach the more remote locations, so factor in plenty of extra time for your journey, and don’t forget the way back.
• Tākaka Ride Share is a Facebook group with more than 700 members, where you can request a ride to chosen destination, with a preferred date and time.


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.

TRANSPORT: Collingwood
Phone: 035248257
Map: Click here

Golden Bay Air

Golden Bay Air operates scheduled flights between Wellington and Tākaka and Karamea and Tākaka 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.

Phone: 035258725
Map: Click here


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Golden Bay Visitor Centre
22 Willow Street
Takaka 7110
New Zealand

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