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The Sandcastle - Pohara Hotels

The Sandcastle

32 Haile Lane, Pohara - Map
 
 
"Perfect little paradise"
From the moment we drove up to the Sandcastle we knew it was going to be an enjoyable stay! The owner was friendly and relaxed and the whole atmosphere of the place was just enchanting. The room was everything we needed and more and such a reasonable price for those on a student budget. If you're looking for a quiet escape to a lovely setting where you can unwind and spend some time by the beach, then this place should be at the top of your list.
A Traveller
Ratanui Lodge - Pohara Hotels

Ratanui Lodge

818 Abel Tasman Dr, Pohara - Map
 
 
5.0 out of 5 (41 reviews)
The Station House Motel - Collingwood Hotels

The Station House Motel

7 Elizabeth Street, Collingwood - Map
 
 
4.5 out of 5 (26 reviews)
The Sation House Motel is a self-catering apartment complex in Collingwood, New Zealand and it is a family-run business …More
Wildcat Motel - Clifton Hotels

Wildcat Motel

688 Abel Tasman Drive, Pohara, Clifton - Map
 
 
"Value"
Clean and comfortable accommodation and friendly hosts. Great stay.
A Traveller
Pohara Beachfront Motel - Pohara Hotels

Pohara Beachfront Motel

10 Tennyson Street, Pohara - Map
 
 
"enjoyed our stay in the area, "
Enjoyed our stay in the area, with good accommodation and friendliness decide to extend the stay another night.
A Traveller
Adrift In Golden Bay - Parapara Hotels

Adrift In Golden Bay

Tukurua Road, Parapara - Map
 
 
5.0 out of 5 (3 reviews)
The Bay Lodge - Pohara Hotels

The Bay Lodge

36 Bay Vista Drive, Pohara - Map
 
 
5.0 out of 5 (3 reviews)
Twin Waters Lodge - Collingwood Hotels

Twin Waters Lodge

30 Totara Avenue, Collingwood - Map
 
 
Sans Souci Inn - Pohara Hotels

Sans Souci Inn

11 Richmond Road, Pohara - Map
 
 
Pohara Beach TOP 10 Holiday Park - Pohara Hotels

Pohara Beach TOP 10 Holiday Park

809 Abel Tasman Drive, Pohara - Map
 
 
4.6 out of 5 (17 reviews)

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    Pocket Guide: Golden Bay

    Calling all nature lovers: Golden Bay is the place for you! Situated in the top west corner of the South Island, Golden Bay is a diverse area home to sandy beaches, lush native forests, trout-filled rivers and the longest sandspit in New Zealand. Check it all out and more with our range of Golden Bay hotels.

    Europeans first settled in Golden Bay in 1854-55 and the area has an industrial history as it was rich in gold, coal and iron. In the 1920s and 30s the small settlement of Onekaka had a thriving ironworks. Nowadays it is home to two of the area’s biggest exports, Living Light Candles and the Mussel Inn, famous for its craft beer and delicious ciders.

    Takaka is the largest township in Golden Bay and where you will find some beautiful arts and crafts as well as a laid-back atmosphere and a range of restaurants and cafes. Not to be missed is the Totally Local Market Day held every Easter.

    Just a short drive west of Takaka is Te Waikoropupu Springs or as they are commonly referred to, Pupu Springs. These freshwater springs are known for the clearness of their water and the short bush walk around them is a must-do if you’re keen to get some awesome snaps on your trip. Golden Bay is also a hiker’s dream with two national parks in the area, The Abel Tasman and Kahurangi, both of which have Department of Conservation’s Great Walks. The Abel Tasman National Park follows the coast along the golden beaches that give the area its name. Remember to bring your swimmers if you’re keen for a dip in the ocean! Meanwhile, the Heaphy Track that traverses the Kahurangi National Park is the longest of the great walks at 78.4km and takes from four to six days to walk.

    For a unique natural experience that doesn’t require hiking there are bus tours across Farewell Spit to the lighthouse. All 35km of the spit is made up of sand, formed by the erosion of rocks. It’s also a nature reserve and home to over 112 bird species, so bring a pair of binoculars!

    The closest airport to Golden Bay that offers scheduled flights is Nelson Airport. From Nelson Airport it is an approximately 90 minute drive to Takaka, the main town of Golden Bay. To enter Golden Bay you must drive over Takaka Hill which 791 metres above sea level and offers amazing views over the Golden Bay area from Harwood Lookout. The best way to visit Golden Bay is by car, and rental cars can be hired from Nelson Airport. So wot are you waiting for? Check out our range of Golden Bay accommodation and book your holiday today!

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