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About Golden Bay

Located at the north-western tip of New Zealand‘s South Island, Golden Bay is a shallow, paraboloid shaped bay, bounded to the west by the spectacular sandy arc of Farewell Spit beyond which lies the Tasman Sea. To the east is Tasman Bay, within which lies New Zealand’s ‘lifestyle capital’, Nelson. In a northeastern direction lies the North Island, across the often-wild passage of the Cook Strait.

Dutch explorer Abel Tasman anchored in this bay in 1642. Following a bloody encounter with local Māori when a party from his ships tried to go ashore, he named it Murderers Bay. It was visited by English explorer James Cook on both his first and second voyages, and by Jules Dumont d’Urville who appears to have changed the name to Massacre Bay. In the 1840s, following the discovery of coal in the region, it was known as Coal Bay but changed again to Golden Bay after the discovery of gold in Collingwood in the 1850s.

Beautiful Golden Bay is a popular destination for both domestic and overseas holidaymakers, who come for natural wonders such as Abel Tasman National Park, great weather, and a relaxed, friendly atmosphere. The two small towns of Takaka and Collingwood provide visitor services including cafes, grocery stores and visitor information.

Learn more at Golden Bay Tourism website.

From Pandd, New Zealand, Aoteroa

My partner and I had a fantastic time at the Golden Bay Holiday Park. We stayed for a few nights but could easily have stayed for much longer. The tent sites are generous and right by the beach. Facilities clean and tidy, and the camp relatively quiet post school holidays. Thanks for a great stay, we will be back!
- Reviewed 24 March 2016

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RD2, Takaka
Tukurua Beach
Golden Bay
Phone: 03 525 9742

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