Golden Bay

Golden Bay is New Zealand’s most diverse and appealing holiday destination.

Imagine a region with endless variety, where golden beaches, alpine valleys and tranquil fishing rivers share a close proximity with the sea. Breathtaking scenery, arts and crafts, sporting activities. There’s something for everyone.

cape farewell horse treks

cape farewell horse treks on Wharariki Beach

Golden Bay is nestled into the South Island’s north-west corner. A chain of steep and rugged mountains cuts its fertile river plains and valleys from the rest of the island. Unless you’re a migrating whale, you don’t go past Golden Bay on your way to anywhere.

Anatoki Salmon is located 5km from in Golden Bay's largest town - Takaka -


The Pupu Springs

The Te Waikoropupu springs in Golden Bay are home to the clearest springwater in the world!

pupu springs


The "Pupu" springs, as they are affectionately known to the localsare home to the clearest spring water in the world (the only place with clearer water is the salt water Weddell Sea in Antarctica). Underwater clarity tests have shown the water from the springs to have underwater visibility of 63 metres!

Nelson region

The sunniest place in New Zealand

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Nelson region

Heart of the parks

Golden Bay, surrounded by natural beauty

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Heart of the parks