This park has it all...Location ,location, location. Situated right on Pohara Beach this park offers a very friendly welcome to all travellers.
The park offers many and varied facilities for either the budget traveller or those looking for a bit more home from home luxuries.
Imagine a hidden paradise at the end of the road, where golden beaches, alpine valleys, and tranquil fishing rivers share a close proximity with the sea..This is Golden Bay - your gateway to the Abel Tasman and Kahurangi National Parks and much more...
Stretching 35km across Golden Bay, Farewell Spit is New Zealand's longest sandspit. It is growing in length all the time as sand is swept up the West Coast and deposited on the Spit. A World Heritage Nature Reserve, Farewell Spit is home to over 100 species of birds.
The largest freshwater springs system in New Zealand, Te Waikoropupu (Pupu) Springs is one of Golden Bay's best known attractions. The Springs feature a choice of short easy walking tracks which are well worth exploring.
An easy 10 minute walk through spectacular limestone formations, crowned with huge Northern Rata trees, to a viewing area overlooking Golden Bay. The Grove Scenic Reserve is part of the "Crimson Trail" - so called because of the blaze of red Rata flowers around Christmas time.
One of the South Island's best and safest swimming beaches, Pohara is also the site of many fun activities, such as the annual Sandcastle Competition, the Beach Horse Races and Fire Sculpture Display. Pohara also features a Tennis Club, Bowling Club, Restaurants, Cafes, Bars and a nearby Golf Course.
The drive from Pohara towards the Abel Tasman National Park leads you past the stunning rocky outcrops of Tarakohe. Popular with rock-climbers, this is probably Golden Bay's most spectacular stretch of coastal road. Take care when driving here because you may see penguins crossing the road.
Wainui Falls is an easy 40 minute walk. Featuring a swingbridge across the river, stunning views and beautiful native bush, Wainui Falls is a popular though uncrowded attraction.
But wait! There's more - much more. You'll need more than a day to see the Bay. More than a week or even a month. You could live here your whole life and still not see it all. Our friendly staff know this region well and are happy to recommend local attractions and outings.
Other attractions which may appeal include: Golden Bay's Museums, Harwoods Hole, Wharariki Beach, Seal Colonies, the Cobb Valley, Rawhiti Caves, Totaranui, the Devil's Boots and the Aorere Goldfields - and that's just scratching the surface of what Golden Bay has to offer....