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Just some of the places to see and things to do nearby while in stunning Golden Bay....

Beautiful, safe sandy swimming beaches are just minutes away.



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Abel Tasman Sea Shuttle

Golden Bay - Totaranui Link. By joining one of the four departures from Totaranui and being aware of the tides there are many options for travel in the Abel Tasman National Park. Only scheduled boat crossing from Abel Tasman to Nelson (1st December through to 31st March)

Discounts available when booking through Mohua Motels. Contact us for details.

Farewell Spit Eco Tours

The company has been operating on Farewell Spit for more than 60 years and has a permit from the Department of Conservation to enter the reserve. They hold the only permit to visit the Gannet colony beyond the lighthouse and the wader feeding grounds on the inter-tidal plain. The tours travel the length of the spit stop to climb one of the huge dunes and for refreshments at our lighthouse keeper's cottage in the shadow of the lighthouse whilst on the lighthouse reserve we have time to explore, soak up the atmosphere and see the lenses which were once in the top of the tower. There is a pouwhenua placed by the local iwi to indicate their connection to the spit, and nearby a panel explaining some of their legends.

Discounts available when booking through Mohua Motels. Contact us for details.

Golden Bay Kayaks

Escape the congestion of the south - paddle the Northern Abel Tasman to experience the Park the way it used to be - spectacular and uncrowded!

Cape Farewell Horse Treks

Experience some of the most fantastic riding in our beautiful and untouched corner of New Zealand. "Our treks cater for all abilities and our horses are a well mannered and very willing bunch. All care is taken by the team to ensure that you have a positive experience and great time. Our guides are trained in first-aid and are very competent communicators - both with horses and people!"

National Parks
Kahurangi National Park

Located in the northwest corner of New Zealand's South Island, Kahurangi is New Zealand's second largest national park. In places it is an untracked wilderness, elsewhere a wonderful network of tracks lets you explore wild rivers, high plateaux and alpine herbfields, and coastal forests.

Abel Tasman National Park

Abel Tasman National Park is renowned for its golden beaches, sculptured granite cliffs, and its world-famous coast track.


Nqarua Caves

A middle earth experience on the Takaka Hill. Cave Features: Millions of stalactites, fully illuminated caves, suitable for all ages to walk through, see the skeletal remains of New Zealand's extinct flightless bird, the Moa. Cave open daily from beginning of the September school holidays (3rd term break) through to the beginning of winter in May. - 35 minute drive from Golden Bay.

Anatoki Salmon

Savour the fresh flavour of a Salmon catch, straight from Lake Anatoki, bordered by beautiful native bush adjoining the Anatoki River and the Kahurangi National Park, providing a tranquil environment for fishing and picnicking. Relax with a drink on the deck or a a picnic table and soak up the atmosphere while your fish is being prepared. If you don't want to catch your own meal, our menu offers fabulous dishes and quality wines from the region.

Abel Tasman Canyons

More than just a walk in THE PARK. 'Waterfall Creek' This is more than just canyoning. This is the BIG, truly remote canyoning experience. Everything about this trip is just BIG! This trip might be the most challenging thing you'll do in New Zealand....Previous experience is required as well as a very good level of fitness.

Takaka Golf Club

Displaying panoramic views of Golden Bay and the mountains, it is sculpted from gorse and dunes, offering undulation holes and tricky, well-paced greens. Its nine holes - several with alternate tee - follow the beautiful coastline and tidal estuary, providing a challenge for golfers of any ability.

Wildcat Charters

Saltwater fishing - Daily Trips - Scenic Cruises - Extended Trips available

Labyrinth Rocks Park

The labyrinth is a two hectare wonderland of the most amazing limestone rock formations and regenerating native bush. The canyons provide a ready-made walkway system, even a natural rock maze where several adjacent canyons are interconnected by small tunnels and archways. You can wander along three kilometres of easy going pathways and will be absorbed for an hour (or maybe much longer!) by the ever-changing scenery.

The Langford Store

The Langford Store is nestled in the heart of the Aorere valley, 15 minutes inland from Collingwood on the way to the Heaphy track. This general store and post office has been providing essentials to the Bainham community and travellers since 1928. Enjoy a pot of tea or an espresso coffee, served with sublime sweet treats. Soak up the sunshine and the tranquility of the surrounding scenery, whilst you write a postcard home or just rest a moment with friends.

The Naked Possum Cafe

The Naked Possum is an “eco tourism” gem situated at the edge of the Kahurangi forest in Golden Bay, New Zealand. Nestled in idyllic bush surrounds at the base of the Whakamarama mountain range we overlook the Kaituna River and the entrance to the beautiful Kaituna Walking Track.

Escape Adventures

Cycle Tours and Mountain Bike Adventures in New Zealand, Africa and Asia. Remarkable places, unforgettable journesys. Escape Adventures are a smaill biking company based in Golden Bay, new Zealand. We love riding bikes, and we're passionate about creating and leading biking adventures that will touch your soul and stay in your memory forever.

Living Light Candles

Hand-crafted New Zealand candles. Object d'art realised through the ancient craft of candle making. Original designs created by the candlemakers. Soy, plant & bees wax, fine fragrances, recycled wax and glass.

Mariposa Clothing

Retail Colour Therapy. Unique and colourful clothing for both men and women. An extensive collection of beaded and sterling silver jewellery, silk and satin cushions in a rainbow of vibrant colours, funky hats for every season, gifts and uniquities.

Touch of Beauty

Relax, unwind and rejuvenate. Facial treatments, waxing, massage, hand and feet treatments, body tans.

Ortho-Bionomy

Gentle no force techniques which encourage the body to self correct, release and balance through gentle movement and positioning. Therapeutic Massage.

Adventure Flights - Heaphy Track Connections

Adventure Flights offer a range of scenic flights over the beautiful Golden Bay area, and now also further afield to Paraparaumu. Adventure Flights service connects with more centres and fly with just 1 passenger if requested. He has daily flights between Takaka, Karamea, Nelson, Motueka.

Ken George Photography

Ken George Photography is an established videography company that can create professional video productions for a wide range of events and purposes including weddings, marketing/promotion, corpotate training, sporting events and many more.

Golden Bay Coachlines

Daily Services. Nelson, Richmond, Motueka, Takaka, Nelson Airport. Bookings essential for Heaphy Track, Collingwood, Pohara, Wainui, Totaranui and Marahau.

Artists in Golden Bay

Only one road leads to Golden Bay, a fortunate backwater of laid back lifestyles and inspiring natural wonders. This place is full of artists and people living their dreams. Takaka's main street has more than its share of galleries stocking a good range of locally produced art. With the help of the 'Artists in Golden Bay' guide, continue the visual arts' adventure by ferreting out the artists themselves in their homes and studios which are situated all around the district.

Artists Trail in Golden Bay

A selection of fine art galleries and artist studios.