Welcome to Golden Bay


For the visitor its main attractions are access to both the Abel Tasman and Kahurangi National Parks, along with other natural wonders including Farewell Spit and a swathe of beautiful beaches. Look out for (or download) DOC's Walks in Golden Bay brochure to kick-start your adventures.


Top experiences in Golden Bay

Golden Bay activities

$84.72 Transfers & Ground Transport

Full Day Batam City Tour with Round-trip Ferry Transfer from Singapore

There are two options available, either by yourself or we provide you a Singapore hotel pick-up (at 6.30 AM) to the HarbourFront. Then, you need to proceed to Majestic Fast ticket counter for transfer to Batam. Please do arrive one hour earlier to check in your ferry ride & clear immigration latest by 7.20 AM.Itinerary: Departure at 08.50 AM (GMT+8): Harbourfront – Batam (Batam Center) Assemble at HarbourFront Centre. After collect your boarding pass, depart by high speed ferry to Batam.Arrive at Batam,Greeted by our friendly tour guide & escorted to awaiting air-conditioned busProceed to Maha Vihara Duta Maitreya,Largest temple in South East AsiaContinue to Barelang Bridge,Icon of Batam which is a chain of 6 bridges that connect the islands of Batam, Rempang, and Galang (Indonesia).Group photo shots with view of the bridge.Visit Harris Resort BarelangThe resort welcomes you with sweeping sea views.Free access to private beach areaEnjoy your leisure time or have fun with some activities & water sportsComplimentary snacks with tea or coffee at Rocksalt BistroLunch Kopak Jaya Seafood Restaurant (at own cost).The restaurant is local well known & must tryAfter Lunch,Proceed to 70 Fahrenheit KoffieGet to know the history of coffee, especially the authentic Signatures Coffee of Indonesia and also its benefit for our health.Experience the whole process from roasting, packing and brewing the coffee, lastly enjoy a cup of coffee, cheers!Proceed to Bengkong Area or enjoy Traditional Massage (Optional). Visit Batam Miniature Park at Bengkong AreaMiniatures of various traditional houses in Indonesia.Visit Golden ChenghoView the replica of Admiral Cheng Ho’s ShipContinue shopping at Batik Gallery & Polo Ralph Lauren Outlets. Follow on by enjoying playing Go Kart & Paintball (at own cost).Lastly,drop off at Mega MallPopular shopping mall in Batam.Return at 06.30 PM (GMT+7): Batam (Batam Center) – Harbourfront

$97.22 Transfers & Ground Transport

Full Day Batam Day Tour From Singapore with Return Ferry & Traditional Massage

There are two options available, either by yourself or we provide you a Singapore hotel pick-up (at 6.30 AM) to the HarbourFront. Then, you need to proceed to Majestic Fast ticket counter for transfer to Batam. Please do arrive one hour earlier to check in your ferry ride & clear immigration latest by 7.20 AM.Itinerary: Departure at 08.50 AM (GMT+8): Harbourfront – Batam (Batam Center) Assemble at HarbourFront Centre. After collect your boarding pass, depart by high speed ferry to Batam.Arrive at Batam,Greeted by our friendly tour guide & escorted to awaiting air-conditioned busProceed to Maha Vihara Duta Maitreya,Largest temple in South East AsiaContinue to Barelang Bridge,Icon of Batam which is a chain of 6 bridges that connect the islands of Batam, Rempang, and Galang (Indonesia).Group photo shots with view of the bridge.Visit Harris Resort BarelangThe resort welcomes you with sweeping sea views.Free access to private beach areaEnjoy your leisure time or have fun with some activities & water sportsComplimentary snacks with tea or coffee at Rocksalt BistroLunch Kopak Jaya Seafood Restaurant (at own cost).The restaurant is local well known & must tryAfter Lunch,Proceed to 70 Fahrenheit KoffieGet to know the history of coffee, especially the authentic Signatures Coffee of Indonesia and also its benefit for our health.Experience the whole process from roasting, packing and brewing the coffee, lastly enjoy a cup of coffee, cheers!Shopping at Batik Gallery & Polo Ralph Lauren Outlets.Enjoy 60 Minutes of Signature Traditional MassageAfter whole day trip, it’s time to relax your body and foot.Drop off at Mega Mall, one of popular shopping mall in Batam.Return at 06.30 PM (GMT+7): Batam (Batam Center) – Harbourfront

$56.94 Tours & Sightseeing

Batam Full day Tour with Lunch from Batam

Itinerary: At 8.00-9.00 AM: Batam’s hotel pick-up by our tour guide & escorted to awaiting air-conditioned bus.Proceed to Maha Vihara Duta Maitreya,Largest temple in South East AsiaContinue to Barelang Bridge,Icon of Batam which is a chain of 6 bridges that connect the islands of Batam, Rempang & Galang (Indonesia).Group photo shots with view of the bridge.Visit Harris Resort BarelangThe resort welcomes you with sweeping sea views.Free access to private beach areaEnjoy your leisure time or have fun with some activities & water sportsComplimentary snacks with tea or coffee at Rocksalt BistroLunch Kopak Jaya Seafood Restaurant (at own cost).The restaurant is local well known & must tryAfter Lunch,Proceed to 70 Fahrenheit KoffieGet to know the history of coffee, especially the authentic Signatures Coffee of Indonesia and also its benefit for our health.Experience the whole process from roasting, packing and brewing the coffee, lastly enjoy a cup of coffee, cheers!Proceed to Bengkong Area or enjoy Traditional Massage (Optional). Visit Batam Miniature Park at Bengkong AreaMiniatures of various traditional houses in Indonesia.Visit Golden ChenghoView the replica of Admiral Cheng Ho’s ShipContinue shopping at Batik Gallery & Polo Ralph Lauren Outlets. Follow on by enjoying playing Go Kart & Paintball (at own cost).Lastly,drop off at Mega MallPopular shopping mall in Batam.At 6.00-7.00 PM: Return to your Batam’s hotel  

$69.44 Tours & Sightseeing

Batam Full Day Tour & Soothing Massage from Batam

Itinerary: At 8.00-9.00 AM: Batam’s hotel pick-up by our tour guide & escorted to awaiting air-conditioned bus.Proceed to Maha Vihara Duta Maitreya,Largest temple in South East AsiaContinue to Barelang Bridge,Icon of Batam which is a chain of 6 bridges that connect the islands of Batam, Rempang, and Galang (Indonesia).Group photo shots with view of the bridge.Visit Harris Resort BarelangThe resort welcomes you with sweeping sea views.Free access to private beach areaEnjoy your leisure time or have fun with some activities & water sportsComplimentary snacks with tea or coffee at Rocksalt BistroLunch Kopak Jaya Seafood Restaurant (at own cost).The restaurant is local well known & must tryAfter Lunch,Proceed to 70 Fahrenheit KoffieGet to know the history of coffee, especially the authentic Signatures Coffee of Indonesia and also its benefit for our health.Experience the whole process from roasting, packing and brewing the coffee, lastly enjoy a cup of coffee, cheers!Shopping at Batik Gallery & Polo Ralph Lauren Outlets.Enjoy 60 Minutes of Signature Traditional MassageAfter whole day trip, it’s time to relax your body and foot.Drop off at Mega Mall, one of popular shopping mall in Batam.At 6.00-7.00 PM: Return to your Batam’s hotel  

$123.70 Day Trips & Excursions

Golden Bay Wharariki Beach Farewell Spit

Number one on every to-do list of Golden Bay is Wharariki Beach. Not far behind is  Farewell Spit, a 26 km long arm of fine golden sand which is the country's longest sandspit. Our day trips begins either at Nelson at about 7.30am or Motueka at about 8.30am. We will drive through  picturesque Tasman, a pip fruit and hop growing area with some vineyards.  We will  drive over the Takaka hill (791m)  On the way we pass dramatic lookouts over Tasman Bay,  Abel Tasman National Park and Golden Bay.  We try to orientate our trip on the tide in Wharakiki Beach. Our order of how we do the trip may change. There is time for a lunch break either at Farewell Spit Cafe or in Takaka.  We have a stop at Te Waikoropupu Springs. " Pupu Springs" is a colourful little lake refreshed with around 14,000L of water per second surging from underground vents. It is a sacred Maori place. We will have a stop at Farewell Spit Cafe. You will be able to take in the stunning views over Farewell Spit. We will walk to Wharariki Beach (about 20 min through sand dunes and along green hills). You arrive at the most amazing beach, sand dunes and huge rock formations. If you are lucky you might see seals. In Takaka - halfway on our trip from Motueka to Wharariki Beach - there is time for shopping and cafes. Driving time for the whole day, starting from Motueka, is about 5 hours in total, add 1 1/2 hours if you start in Nelson. Walking time on the beach is about 1 hour, partly through sand. This part of the West Coast can be very windy. Please be prepared for a walk with a lot of wind on the beach.

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