Mohua Motels

Golden Bay, New Zealand

Things to do

Just some of the places to see and things to do nearby while in stunning Golden Bay ....

Beautiful, safe sandy swimming beaches are just minutes away by car.

Nqarua Caves - A middle earth experience on the Takaka Hill.

Cave Features: Millions of stalactites, fully illuminated caves, suitable for all ages to walk through, see the skeletal remains of New Zealands's extinct flightless bird, the Moa.  Cave open daily from beginning of the September schoool holidays (3rd term break) through to the beginning of winter in May. - 35 minute drive from Golden Bay.

Anatoki Salmon - Savour the fresh flavour of a Salmon catch, straight from Lake Anatoki, bordered by beautiful native bush adjoining the Anatoki River and the Kahurangi National Park, providing a tranquil environment for fishing and picknicking.  Relax with a drink on the deck or a a picnic table and soak up the atmosphere while your fish is being prepared.  If you don't want to catch your own meal, our menju offers fabulous dishes and quality wines from the region.

Wild Earth Nature Park 

Home of the Anatoki Eels.  Jet black with skin like velvet, the Anatoki Eels are one of New Zealand's oldest tourist attractions.  They've been fed in the pristine waters of the Anatoki River since 1914.  Today, Wild Earth Nature Park continue to respect and care for this unique wild population of about 50 New Zealand long-finned eels.  Some of these gentle creatures are nearly 100 years old.  Wild EarthNature Park & Cafe is open from the September school holidys through to the end of April.

Takaka Golf Club

Displaying panoramic views of Golden Bay and the mountains, it is sculpted from gorse and dunes, offering undulation holes and tricky, well-paced greens.  Its nine holes - several with alternate tee - follow the beautiful coastline and tidal estuary, providing a challenge for golfers of any ability.

Golden Bay Kayaks

Escape the congestion of the south - paddle the Northern Abel Tasman to experience the Park the way it used to be - spectacular and uncrowded!

Wildcat Charters

Saltwater fishing -  Daily Trips - Scenic Cruises - Extended Trips available

Labyrinth Rocks Park

The labyrinth is a two hectare wonderland of the most amazing limestone rock formations and regenerating native bush.  The canyons provide a readymade walkway system, even a natural rock maze where several adjacent canyons are interconnected by small tunnels and archways.  You can wander along three kilometres of easy going pathways and will be absorbed for an hour (or maybe much longer!) by the ever-changing scenery.

Abel Tasman Sea Shuttle

Golden Bay - Totaranui Link.  By joining one of the four departures from Totaranui and being aware of the tides there are many options for travel in the Abel Tasman National Park.  Only schedulted boat crossing from Abel Tasman to Nelson (1st December throught to 31st March)

Abel Tasman Canyons

More than just a walk in THE PARK.  'Waterfall Creek' This is more than just canyoning.  This is the BIG, truly remote canyoning experience.  Everything about this trip is just BIG!  This trip might be the most challenging thing you'll do in New Zealand....Previous experience is required as well as a very good level of fitness.

Collingwood - Aorere Centre

Over the marble mountain, at the mouth of the Aorere River, is a quiet community with a proud heritage.  Aorere Centre, this heritage gallery presents the rich history of western Golden Bay, from early Maori arrivals to European settlement and more recent times.  Against the natural landscapes of the sea - moana and land - whenua, discover how people - tangata have shaped this district.  The local stories feature gold, pirates, shipwrecks and the tragic legacy of fires that has seen Collingwood rebuilt time and again.

Farewell Spit Eco Tours

The company has been operating on Farewell Spit for more than 60 years and has a permit from the Department of Conservation to enter the reserve.  They hold the only permit to visit the Gannet colony beyond the lighthouse and the wader feeding grounds on the inter-tidal plain.  The tours travel the length of the spit stop to climb one of the huge dunes and for refreshments at our lighthouse keeper's cottage in the shadow of the lighthouse whilst on the lighthouse reserve we have time to explore, soak up the atmosphere and see the lenses which were once in the top of the tower.  There is a pouwhenua placed by the local iwi to indicate their connection to the spit, and nearby a panel explaing some of their legends.

Cape Farewell Horse Treks

Experience some of the most fantastic riding in our beautiful and untouched corner of New Zealand.  "Our treks cater for all ablities and our horses are a well mannered and very willing bunch.  All care is taken by the team to ensure that you hae a positive experience and great time.  Our guides are trained in first-aid and are very competent communicators - both with horses and people!"

The Naked Possum Cafe

"undressing the possum redress our forests"  Ambient bush atmosphere, large outdoor fire & BBQ, Wild Game Menu, Coffee, Wine, Beer. Kaituna Track Bush Walk (an ideal walk for families and people of all ages)

Living Light Candles

Handcrafted New Zealand candles.  Objet d'art realised through the ancient craft of candle making.  Original designs created by the candlemakers.  Soy, plant & bees wax, fine fragrances, recycled wax and glass.

Mariposa Clothing

Retail Colour Therapy.  Unique and colourful clothing for both men and women.  An extensive collection of beaded and sterling silver jewellery, silk and satin cushions in a rainbow of vibrant colours, funky hats for every season, gifts and uniquities.

Touch of Beauty

Relax, unwind and rejuvenate.  Facial treatments, waxing, massage, hand and feet treatments, body tans.


Gentle no force techniques which encourage the body to self correct, release and balance through gentle movement and positioning.  Therapeutic Massage.

Ken George Photography - Wedding Photographer

Local knowledge ... indoor and outdoor venues and locations

Kiwi Magic Premiere Video Productions

Kiwi Magic Premiere Video Productions is an established videography company that can create professional video productions for a wide range of events and purposes including weddings, marketing/promotion, corpotate training, sporting events and many more.

Golden Bay Coachlines

Daily Services.  Nelson, Richmond, Motueka, Takaka, Nelson Airport.  Bookings essential for Heaphy Track, Collingwood, Pohara, Wainui, Totaranui and Marahau.

Escape Adventures

Cycle Tours and Mountain Bike Adventures in New Zealand, Africa and Asia.  Remarkable places, unforgettable journesys. Escape Adventures are a smaill biking company based in Golden Bay, new Zealand.  We love riding bikes, and we're passionate about creating and leading biking adventures that will touch your soul and stay in your memory forever.

Adventure Flights - Heaphy Track Connections

Adventure Flights offer a range of scenic flights over the beautiful Golden Bay area, and now also further afield to Paraparaumu.  Adventure Flights service connects with more centres and fly with just 1 passenger if requested.  He has daily flights between Takaka, Karamea, Nelson, Motueka.

Artists in Golden Bay

Only one road leads to Golden Bay, a fortunate backwater of laid back lifestyles and inspiring natural wonders.  This place is full of artists and people living their dreams.  Takaka's main street has more than its share of galleries stocking a good range of locally produced art.  With the help of the 'Artists in Golden Bay' guide, continue the visual arts' adventure by ferreting out the artists themselves in their homes and studios which are situated all around the district.

Artists Trail in Golden Bay

A selection of fine art galleries and artist studios.


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