YHA Golden Bay

Description

Golden Bay, under two hours' drive west of Nelson at the north of the South Island, is one of those magical New Zealand places that Kiwis would probably prefer to keep secret. Golden Bay is a mecca for backpackers and Takaka town is the perfect base for exploring the many nearby sights and attractions, especially Abel Tasman National Park. Just a half hour's drive away from Takaka is the start of the Abel Tasman Track at the delightful Wainui Bay or one hour to Totaranui beach. Closer to Takaka are the famous Te Waikoropupu (Pupu) Springs, a sacred place for local Maori and considered to be the clearest fresh water springs in the world.

Golden Bay is well-known for its golden beaches like Tata and Wainui and famous Pohara and Wharariki but also has many beautiful rivers, tramps and native bush. Go sea kayaking, visit the Wainui falls, go for a 4-wheel drive tour down Farewell Spit, have a caving adventure on Takaka Hill, take a trip to Wharariki beach to see seals, go horse trekking along the beach or explore the sea caves or Pillar Point Lighthouse. There is simply too much to do in Golden Bay, you’ll need to stay at the YHA Golden Bay hostel for a month.

 

By Car:

109km from Nelson on SH60. As you pass Takaka i-site on your left hand side, turn right at the first turning. We are about 200m on your left hand side from there.

By Bus/Shuttle:

Bus from Picton, Nelson, Abel Tasman and Heaphy Track to door

 

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  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Storage
  • Disabled Facilities
  • EFTPOS
  • Internet Access
  • Library Exchange
  • Luggage Storage
  • Mastercard
  • Parking
  • TV Room
  • VISA
  • Walk or kayak the Abel Tasman Track at Abel Tasman National Park, a half hour's drive from YHA Golden Bay in Takaka.
  • Visit Te Waikoropupu (Pupu) Springs – the amazing freshwater clarity has to be seen to be believed
  • Check out the great nearby beaches, especially Pohara and Wharariki with its sea caves, horse treks and wild seals.

Events

  • (Jun 4th - Jul 9th) Ron Valente (of the Gypsy Pickers) hosts the Brigand Cafe Bar's popular open mic nights. Every Thursday from 9pm. Always lots of fun, surprise musicians and dancing. No cover charge. The Brigand Cafe and Bar
  • (Jul 6th - Jul 12th) In this course you will: - Come to understand that the purpose of meditation is to develop a working relationship with the mind in order to recognize, accept and find release from the influence of ... Anahata Yoga Retreat
  • (Jul 6th - Jul 6th) The Power of Awareness 7 Day Retreat With Swami Anandakumar Starting: Monday 06 July, 2015 Finishing: Sunday 12 July, 2015 Meditation is mind management, so that in our daily lives, when core issues or ... Anahata Yoga Retreat
  • (Jul 12th - Jul 12th) The Bookbinder – a magical one man show – 30 June - 23 July 2015 Is it a trick of the light or masterful storytelling that creates the magic in The Bookbinder? Written and performed by Ralph McCubbin Howell ... Mussel Inn
  • (Oct 5th - Oct 26th) Yoga Wisdom - 1 to 3 Week Retreat 1 week to 3 week retreat package With Anahata Swamis & Residents Starting: Monday 05 October, 2015 Finishing: Sunday 01 November, 2015 The doors to wisdom are always ... Anahata Yoga Retreat
  • (Oct 7th - Oct 7th) Kriya Yoga 5 Day Retreat With Swami Muktibodhananda Starting: Wednesday 07 October, 2015 Finishing: Sunday 11 October, 2015 Kriya Yoga is a practical experience using the chakras, pranic pathways, breathing ... Anahata Yoga Retreat