Attractions & Activities 2016-11-15T22:34:21+00:00

Attractions & Activites

Feel the thrill and catch you own lunch at Anatoki Salmon Farm, canter along the white sand beaches with Cape Farewell Horse Treks, take a guided tour of The Abel Tasman National Park with Golden Bay Kayaks, view this magical paradise with above on an exciting Adventure Flights, take a trip to the Lighthouse and see the Gannet colonies with Farewell Spit Eco Tours, stop by the pink beachfront villa for a box of Rosy Glow Chocolates, catch an evening flick at The Village Theatre, or play a round of golf with Takaka Golf Club.


Anatoki Salmon Farm & Nature Park

Experience the thrill of catching your own food at Anatoki Salmon Farm. Come find a magical spot on fresh water lake to cast your line and land your lunch. No experience required for this fishing activity and we provide you with the use of our gear at no charge. Situated on the banks of the Anatoki River, you can relax and catch your very own premium Chinook salmon, have it hot smoked ready to eat in their Cafe or take away fresh for the BBQ. Pop next door and explore the Nature Park with a range of free roaming animals fresh water eel feeding.


Cape Farewell Horse Treks

They have horse trekking like no one else. Rides for all levels in one of the most beautiful parts of New Zealand. Cantering along the white sand and west coast surf of Wharariki Beach, the lush green hills Puponga or ascending to the top of Old Man’s Range. An ever-changing terrain from roads to flat, grassy paddocks, hill climbs, and sandstone tracks. With opportunities for a faster pace, or take it easy if it’s your first time, they have everything you could imagine.  


Golden Bay Kayaks

Golden Bay Kayaks will show you Abel Tasman National Park, one of the top 10 kayaking destinations in the world. Launch from Tata Beach, and you are immediately in the Abel Tasman National Park. The Northern End (the quiet end!) of the Abel Tasman is rich in New Zealand culture, heritage and is ecologically diverse. Visit countless private golden sand beaches, swim in the warm ocean and soak up the sun. With multiple guided tours options, freedom hire and kayak/walk combinations, it is easy to find a package that will work for you.

Address: 29 Cornwall Place, Tata Beach

Contact Number: (03) 525 9095


Adventure Flights

Golden Bay Adventure Flights offers a range of packages including Heaphy Track transfers, chartered flights and scenic flights. The scenic flights start at just $40, and included a range of routes including Wainui Bay, Farewell Spit, Abel Tasman, West Coast, Kahurangi and Awaroa. Experience the magical beauty of Golden Bay from the air in a comfortable high wing Cessna plane.

Address: 290 Takaka-Collingwood Highway, Puramohoi

Contact Number: (03) 525 6167,


Farewell Spit Eco Tours

Take the Farewell Spit Eco Tour which, as well as exploring the spit, stops in Puponga and at the most northern point on the South island, Cape Farewell. From the cliff top, seals and their pups can be seen all year basking on the rocks below. At the Farewell Spit Lighthouse there is time to explore around the historic buildings and enjoy the refreshments provided in the century old lighthouse keeper’s residence. Climb a sand hills for panoramic views of the ocean beach, the parade of dunes along the centre of the spit and the inter-tidal plain where the migrant waders from the arctic circle feed during our spring summer and autumn. Large Gannet colonies can be seen over the summer period.

Address: 6 Tasman Street, Collingwood

Contact Number: (03) 524 8257


Rosy Glow Chocolates

When you are in Collingwood a visit to this lovely pink villa at the end of the beach front is a must – you can buy just one chocolate or a huge box and there are loads of different fillings to choose from. Rosy Glow make world class chocolate, with 23 year’s experience. Please take a box home, you will not regret it.

Address: 54 Beach Rd Collingwood

Contact Number: (03) 524 8348

The Village Theatre

The Village Theatre is Golden Bay’s great little community in the heart of Takaka. Since its inception in 1984, Takaka’s iconic Village Theatre has put on a great show for Golden Bay movie-goers. Founded on generous donations of time, money and plain hard yakka, the rural cinema has not only survived but, in the hands of a charitable trust, has flourished into a star of the Bay’s quirky cultural scene. They recommend phone bookings for the more popular movies

Address: 32 Commercial Street, Takaka

Contact Number: (03) 525 8453


Takaka Golf Club

Takaka Golf Club’s nine-hole links course, with a full 18 hole layout, is sculpted from coastal dunes, offering undulating holes and tricky, well-paced greens – a challenge for golfers of any ability. We welcome visitors and new members alike. Enjoy the sea air, as you play a round right on the beachfront of Clifton.

Address: Boyle Street, Clifton

Contact Number: (03) 525 9045