About Golden Bay

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. It’s a region with endless variety, where golden beaches, alpine valleys and tranquil rivers share a close proximity with the sea. Golden Bay enjoys long hot summers, mild spring and autumn weather, and clear, crisp winter days. Golden Bay has beautiful golden sand beaches with crystal clear blue water. There are several bush walks through beautiful native ferns and bush, for either a relaxed stroll or a more energetic walk, as well as longer tramps on the Heaphy, Cobb and Abel Tasman tracks. We advise two to three days to visit the main attractions of Golden Bay, and more if you want to relax and take in the beautiful scenery at leisure.

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.