Discover Golden Bay

With stunning scenery, a vibrant arts scene and friendly locals keen to share their relaxed way of life with you, Golden Bay Air is a great destination for anyone considering a rejuvinating break. We offer a 3 day package from Wellington or we can help you customise your own escape—at your own pace.

Visitors on viewing paltform at Te Waikoropupu Springs take a selfie with clear blue water bubbling up in their background
Te Waikoropupu Springs

Scheduled Services

Golden Bay Air specialises in flight and shuttle connections from Wellington and Nelson to Golden Bay to enable you to book your own fun itinerary.

Please refer to our flights and shuttles pages for full schedules and fares. Use the Search box below to book our services, or call or email us for advice and bookings.

We offer rental cars available for you to pickup on arrival at Takaka Airport, so ask about adding one to your booking.

Take a stunning scenic flight over Golden Bay and gain an appreciation of the diverse range of landscapes, some of which you can visit later by land!

Also, check out our listings of the great range of other activities and attractions on offer in Golden Bay and the Abel Tasman areas.

Golden Bay and Abel Tasman Activities

There is a lot to see and do in the Abel Tasman and Golden Bay areas. Consider extending your package or itinerary to really appreciate the variety of activities on offer. Please call or email us to discuss your options.

Visitor Information
Tours
Centre Mountain and head of Roaring Lion Creek as observed from Golden Bay Air flight in winter, Kahurangi National Park
Short walks
  • Te Waikoropupū Springs, the largest cold water springs in the Southern Hemisphere whose clarity is guarded by resident female taniwha Huriawa
  • Pupu Hydro Walkway, follows an impressive hillside water race, originally built for gold-mining then reused for hydro power
  • Wharariki Beach, spectacular rock arches with pools of playful seal pups for you to enjoy up close, plus other Cape Farewell walks
  • The Grove Scenic Reserve and Labyrinth Rocks, easily accessible limestone marvels, and great fun for kids!
  • Wainui Falls, largest in Golden Bay/Mohua and a lovely half hour river walk to boot...
  • Classic Abel Tasman golden sand and crystal sea walks from Wainui and Tōtaranui
  • On your way to Wainui, stop by the Abel Tasman National Monument, commemorating the Dutch Explorer Abel Janszoon Tasman's visit to Golden Bay in 1642
  • Rawhiti Cave, Lonely Planet describes as 'geological eye-candy'. Experienced cavers are also drawn to the area for Harwoods Hole, at 183m New Zealand's deepest vertical shaft.
  • Cobb Valley walks and scenery, the drive itself is spectacular!
  • Aorere Goldfields, site of one of the country's earliest gold rushes
  • Climbers are attacted to the hard limestone crags at Paynes Ford and Pohara sea cliffs, so much so that there is dedicated accommodation at Hangdog Camp near Paynes Ford
  • Waterholes (you wont in find a guidebook—you'll have to ask a local for directions!)
  • Beaches!
Cycling
  • Bike routes for road and mountain biking from easy to technical and challenging well established accross Golden Bay
Golf
Arts & crafts
  • Tour over 40 artists and venues with public art collections. Pick up a guide at the Golden Bay Visitor Centre
Village Market, Takaka
  • Fresh local produce, music, art and crafts, held on Saturday mornings, check for updates
Cafes, bars & entertainment
Museums
  • Learn about the Bay's rich history, museums in Takaka, Collingwood and Rockville
Treatments
  • Indulge at Aroha Spa or refer yourself to a local nurterer, listings under Health and Wellbeing in the GB Weekly
  • Mix in some simple relaxation!

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