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Golden Bay in a Day provided by Wine Art and Wilderness

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2 adults
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Golden Bay is truly a hiden gem providing lots of incredible surprises. Departing  your accommodation and the city we drive over the Waimea Plains in Tasman Bay through the vineyards, market gardens and orchards then forest on Marble mountain. This is a full day tour that never fails to impress and becomes a photographers playground with almost scenic overload proportions. Your every comfort is included from water, fresh fruit, tea, coffee and of course a gourmet picnic lunch as well as entrance fees into middle earth caves and the National Parks where your guide is privileged with special unique access. This day is renowned for the diversity of views and landscape formations from mountains, managed and unique native forest types. limestone and granite rock formations, incredibly clear water, estuaries, a waterfall and beautiful golden sand beaches. If time permits a stroll through the Takaka village will top of a fascinating day.
Important Information
  • Fuel surcharge
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • National Park fees
  • Bottled water
  • Light refreshments
  • Lunch
  • Driver/guide
  • Local guide
  • Professional guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Jerry L wrote a review Mar 2020
Chicago, Illinois93 contributions16 helpful votes
Zane is a consummate guide with an engaging manner that will transform your tour to a lasting memory of an unforgettable experience. We rate Zane as one of the best guides we’ve encountered. Golden Bay is s must-see while in NZ. We’ll never forget walking on the compact sand of
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Response from Zane K, Owner at Golden Bay in a Day
Responded 28 Mar 2020
Thanks a lot guys! We trust you made it home to the USA safely! We're really glad you enjoyed your day with us, Wharariki Beach is definitely a special place to visit. Take care, stay safe & well! Zane & Elissa
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Rooffio wrote a review Jan 2020
Flitwick, United Kingdom33 contributions7 helpful votes
Such an easy company to deal with from booking to confirming pick up time and place. We had one day to see as much of this area as we could, and learn a bit about this area. The drive over revealed some fabulous views and again as we dropped into Golden Bay . Tata Beach
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Aleksandra K wrote a review Feb 2016
El Calafate, Argentina28 contributions22 helpful votes
I had a great day with Noel visiting the Golden Bay. There were a few short and longer hikes, many beautiful viewpoints, very varied landscape, from forest to sea to springs and waterfalls to mountains. Noel knows every stone and plant and I found out lots of stuff. As I was
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Date of experience: February 2016
Response from Peasgood, Owner at Golden Bay in a Day
Responded 5 Mar 2016
Thanks, It was a pleasure to host you and youn helped make the day really enjoyable. I look forward to your return. Kind regards Noel
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jillsyw wrote a review Jan 2016
Studio City11 contributions4 helpful votes
Noel arranged an amazing 2 1/2 days for us in Nelson, New Zealand, making it the highlight of our 2 week trip to New Zealand. He picked us up at the airport, and noted that our travel agent had basically booked us for the same area for 2 days. He therefore arranged the
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Date of experience: January 2016
Response from Peasgood, Owner at Golden Bay in a Day
Responded 21 Feb 2016
What a fantastic review! Thanks for the acknowledgement. We are very happy to be flexible and work hard make sure visitors leave with a postive feeling about this wonderful region. Will we see you again? I hope so...
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wvad wrote a review May 2011
Wellesley, Massachusetts22 contributions15 helpful votes
I spent 3 days with Noel, on day trips from Nelson to Golden Bay, Tasman Bay, and, the very best, the "Wild Northwest". He was personable with a good sense of humor and has a vast amount of knowledge about the history, art, culture, geology, flora and fauna of the area (and NZ
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Date of experience: March 2011
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By: Wine Art and Wilderness
Go for it!
Amazing! The park is gorgeous, the tour is really great with a lot of explanations, and the operating team is reall
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Great day(s) in Nelson area!
Kudos to Lucy who was our (exceptional) private guide for 3 days in and around Nelson. She's very informative about
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This is a wonderful way to see the Nelson area
I booked Wine,Art, and Wilderness Private car tour through Azamara Cruises. Michelle picked us up right at the crui
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Treated like Royalty ✨👑✨
From the moment Zane whisked me from my BnB, I saw & learned more of Nelson, Tasman than I could imagine! From the
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Highly Recommended for Many Activities!
We spent two days with Zane Kennedy, the owner, with his spouse Elissa Menzies, of Wine, Art, & Wilderness tours.
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Barbara L
Spending a day in nature
Great day visiting the Abel Tasman National Park! Thanks for the fun, Lucy! It’s not just walking the area, so much
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Marie T
Terrible weather won't ruin your day!
Zane and Elissa are so easy to deal with! Our walk was cut short due to the abnormal weather conditions, but we st
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Amy M
Awesome experience
This is a super awesome tour. Beautiful views, an informative hike with tidbits of info about the plants, and a del
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Debbie S
Fantastic day!!
We enjoyed a wonderful day with the lovely Lucy as our guide, her local knowledge was amazing and it really is the
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Robin B
Wonderful experience thanks to our guide Lucy
My wife, son, and I found the Abel Tasman day tour to be a thoroughly enjoyable experience thanks to our guide Lucy
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SPECTACULAR Private Four Day West Coast Tour of the South Island
Noel Kennedy of Wine, Art and Wilderness helped design our dream trip to New Zealand's South Island. We wanted to e
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Vince W
Excellent guide
Our group of four spent three days in Noel’s excellent luxury Mercedes van. His local knowledge is excellent. Noel
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Jon H
Abel Tasman, able guide.
We had our stay in New Zealand infinitly improved by a day with Lucy as our guide to the Abel Tasman National Park.
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Day golden bay art and wildeness
Michelle was our guide and from the beginning she was attentive and interested in what we wanted to do and see. We
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Abel Tasman water and walk
It was the first , I had been to a National park. This national park is so beautiful. The guide knows in and out o
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  • Wine Art and Wilderness
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Pickup offered
  • Languages Offered: English
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