Active Special

This Special is very appealing for soft adventure enthusiasts. You have the choice of four soft adventure activities, all in different parts of Golden Bay, allowing you to discover the unique diversity of our Bay.

Mountain Biking

Our local Takaka Hill is well known as location for the Lord of the Rings trilogy and Hobbit movie. But it is also recognized as starting point of one of New Zealand’s most iconic bike rides: the famous Rameka Track.

Rocks, roots and technical creek crossings keep you on your toes as you sweep through lush native bush. The track brings you down a historic pack track and onto Project Rameka. If your smile is not already wide enough, the fun and fast ‘klicks” will bring you all the way down to the Takaka Valley floor. With other words: “Gravity assisted mountain biking at it’s best!”. If you are more interested in a scenic and relaxed bike ride, than we can highly recommend our daytrip to the Abel Tasman National Park. In both cases we provide high quality mountain bikes, helmet, map and repair kit. We can also organise transport to/from specific trails for a small charge.

Abel Tasman Coastal Hike

Trampers will fully enjoy this walking day on one of the most scenic coastal walks in the world: the Abel Tasman Coastal Track. During your 14km long day hike you will discover the northern part of the Park with plenty of time to relax along the golden beaches and crystal clear water. We will take care of all track transports and can prepare a delicious picnic hamper if wanted.

Sea kayaking

After an exciting first day you continue your Golden Bay exploration and can participate on an idyllic guided sea kayak tour in the Wainui Inlet and onto the Abel Tasman National Park. Your guide will tell you more about our fascinating local history and show you around the Tata Islands Bird Sanctuary. Shags, seals, dolphins and even orca’s can accompany you during your paddling tour. A beautiful granitic archway leads you to stunning Wainui Bay, home of amazing rock formations and secluded golden beaches. Here we find the perfect beach for a morning tea to renew your energy before paddling back to Tata Beach.

Horse riding

This three hours great horse riding trip with its white sand and West Coast surf, really has it all. You will ride through the spectacular caves of Wharariki Beach (known as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world) and watch the seals and their babies play in the rock pools that are left after the tide has receded. For the more adventurous, a canter down the beach is really thrilling! The track offers great views from the beach and into the nearby Kahurangi National Park.


After two days of activities it’s high time to enjoy the luxury of our Lodge and to pamper yourself with some marvellous ‘body treats’. Relax on your private deck with a glass of local spirit, treat yourself with a therapeutic massage and take a refreshing dip in our mineral swimming pool. To make all dreams come true, you can revitalize your muscles under the starry night sky in our 39 degrees outdoor spa… The perfect finish of an unforgettable active escape!


- Day 1: Check-in, welcome drink with nibbles and local delicacies
- Day 2: Breakfast, freedom mountain biking or hiking the Northern Abel Tasman Coastal Track
- Day 3: Breakfast, half day guided sea kayak tour or guided horse riding tour, therapeutic massage - Day 4: Breakfast room service, check-out

Special prices:

- Mountain biking / Sea kayaking combo: NZ$ 680 per person
- Mountain biking / Horse riding combo: NZ$ 730 per person
- Abel Tasman Coastal Track / Sea kayaking combo: NZ$ 650 per person
- Abel Tasman Coastal Track / Horse riding combo: NZ$ 695 per person

This offer is valid subject to room availability. Minimum booking: 2 persons. The order of the proposed activities can be adjusted to suit weather conditions and guiding companies. For enquiries phone 03 525 9198 or click here to make a booking.

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  • Trail maps (Biking/Tramping)
  • Mountain bike rental
  • Transports Abel Tasman Track
  • Sea kayaking & Horse riding guides
  • Three nights accommodation
  • Breakfast room service each morning
  • Deluxe Suite in The Bay Lodge
  • Free use of swimming pool and spa
  • Free Dvd hire
  • Free wireless internet & use of pc
  • Welcome drink on arrival
  • Free pick up from Takaka Airport
  • Massage (1 hour per 2 persons)

Info & Price:

  • Duration: Three Nights/Four Days
  • Season: 01/10-31/5
  • Minimum: 2 participants
  • Special price: NZ$ 650-NZ$ 730 per person

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