Explore one of the least known absolute gems of New Zealand - Golden Bay with this full day wilderness walk!
Departing Nelson with a vehicle picking you up from your accommodation, you'll travel over the productive Waimea Plains, through the historic Upper Moutere and up Takaka Hill. Your day will be made up of a series of short wilderness walks in 2 to 3 hour segments, ensuring that you see the best of New Zealand's natural beauty.
Your first short walk is through ancient granite and marble rock outcrops and into a quaint forest remnant for a spectacular view back towards Nelson. Your drive continues over an altitude of 791 metres for views of Fisherman Island and Abel Tasman National Park, Kahurangi National Park and Golden Bay.
In your visit to the Taonga, Te Waikoropupu Springs, you'll witness the largest freshwater springs in New Zealand, the largest cold water springs in the southern hemisphere and the clearest water ever measured in the world. Gain insight into the mining history and observe the many stages of re-vegetation of a unique indigenous forest containing mature beech and podocarp trees and plants found nowhere else.
Towards the eastern side of Golden Bay, the road passes through a natural hole and along side amazing limestone formations to the Abel Tasman memorial lookout. View the golden sands of Ligar Bay and feast on a gourmet lunch on Tata Beach before overlooking a mussel farm, Wainui Bay and Abel Tasman National Park. Your final short walk of the day is virtually into a hidden secret. A fascinating limestone area shaped and worn by strong undersea currents before being thrust up from the ocean and containing a unique collection of plant life.
Escape to nature with this walking tour - book with us today!
Transfers are available for certain hotels in Nelson, please enter your hotel name when booking.
If pick-up is not available from your hotel, please make your way to a nearby pick-up location listed on the booking voucher.
Departure time: 8:30 am
Tour duration: 9 hours
Walking time: 2 - 3 hours in segments
Fitness level: Easy/average
What to bring:
Upon booking this product, you will receive confirmation in the form of a tour voucher.