Whether you are part of a group, family, corporate guest or travelling as a free spirit on your own, Golden Bay Motel’s comfortable accommodation is the perfect home-base. From motor bikes to classic cars, cycling groups to bird watchers, swimmers to trampers, we have it covered as we are centrally located to Golden Bay’s most impressive treasures – Farewell Spit, Wharariki Beach, Pupu Springs, Heaphy Track, Abel Tasman and Kahurangi National Parks, golden sand beaches and forests, as well as local crafts, unique shops and museums. Our friendly helpful staff are happy to provide information about local attractions.



  • Nine spacious ground-floor refurbished units in a lovely quiet garden setting
  • Studio, 1 bed, and family units 2 and 3 bedroom
  • Plenty of safe space for the kids to play. Outdoor settings and BBQ area.
  • Large parking area for boats and trailers, covered parking for motorbikes and secure garaging for mountain bikes
  • Full kitchen units – Continental breakfast available
  • Guest laundry – Free WiFi – Sky TV

traveller-reviewsReally well stocked kitchen equipment including coffee plunger and glass bowls of good size for microwave, and a real stove and full sized fridge/freezer.

traveller-reviewsOlder motel, but more room than some of the more expensive places I have stayed and a lovely town. Very clean and owners could not have done more.

traveller-reviewsGreat stay, very comfortable. We were made to feel welcome from the start. Good area out back of motel for kids to play, kick a ball etc easy walking distance to town. Will be back to stay again. Really felt like a holiday.

traveller-reviewsThe motelliers were delightful and most helpful with any questions I had. Just really liked the atmosphere of the unit as well. Nothing was a bother. Everything was spick and span. Would certainly like to stay there again.

traveller-reviewsThis property is well kept and maintained as it is of the older style. It was very clean and had lovely grounds out the back. Everything was very comfortable. Couldn’t fault it and would go back.

traveller-reviewsVery friendly welcome with excellent suggestions about local restaurants and amenities Spacious bedrooms, spotlessly clean and tidy. The owners clearly take great pride in what they offer.

traveller-reviewsOur Studio was light, clean and roomy – king-sized bed and seating area. Separate door to the kitchenette which could be closed. Pleasant garden. We liked it so much that we decided to stay another 3 nights and would stay there again if in NZ. Walking distance to village and restaurants.

traveller-reviewsWe were greeted like old friends when we arrived and made to feel welcome. The rooms were lovely and well presented and every thing was clean. Our towels were changed daily and the teas and coffees we refilled. I would certainly stay there again and would recommend them to friends travelling in that area.