The Bay Walk

Coastal Walking Adventure


Nature Paradise

Golden Bay is the place where we ‘stranded’ in 2002 after a 20.000 km long journey from Europe. It was our goal to find a nature paradise on earth where we could live and work for the rest of our live. And happy enough we found exactly what we dreamed of: Golden Bay is now our ‘Home’ and favourite ‘Playground’ for hiking, photography and nature exploration.

With the same passion as we operated our photo business for 20 years, we developed this unique Hiking Special which represents a top selection of walks and nature experiences in Golden Bay.

Walking Wonderland

The Bay walk is a Four Day/Three Night self-guided hike that meets the needs of even the most demanding walking enthusiast with a touch of indulgence and sportive challenge.

The Bay Walk is fully catered what means that we take care of each organisation detail so you can enjoy our unique environment in the most relaxing way. With our maximum capacity of seven walkers, we guarantee a very personal and unsurpassed walking experience.

Unique environment

Thanks to the great variation in landscapes, Golden Bay offers you almost all natural phenomena of New Zealand: from unique rata trees to spectacular dune formations and golden beaches. Our world famous Farewell Spit Nature Reserve is a paradise for bird watchers with more than 90 different species, some of them unique to New Zealand.

The Bay Lodge, your luxury base

Our Lodge in the centre of Golden Bay is located in ‘The Heart of the Parks’. The world renowned Abel Tasman & Kahurangi National Park are surrounding our Bay and form the base for our two daywalks allowing you to discover both Parks with a totally different coastal landscape.

Being walking enthusiasts ourselves, we like to pamper you after your walking day and share our passion for the outdoors with you. It is our ambition to position our Bay Walk as one of the top hiking experiences in New Zealand. And most of all we want to keep it affordable for every walking enthusiast to participate in a luxury walking adventure like this and to give them the best possible value for money.

So why waiting any longer? Get your family or a small group of friends together and escape to our walking paradise!

Even non-walking members are welcome. They can relax at our Lodge, use our lodge facilities or accompany us during the bus transfers of our walkers. This allows them to enjoy the Bay from another perspective, pick out a shorter walk or just soak up the fresh sea air…

Great service

After our welcome drink, we like to invite you for an audiovisual walking presentation. Subsequently we will give you all necessary information and updates according to weather, safety and route.

A detailed ordnance map and a walking booklet guarantees you a safe and unforgettable walking adventure for the next two walking days. Shorter options are possible in case of unfavourable weather conditions or personal preferences.

Whatever your challenge of the day is, each night we will welcome you with great Kiwi hospitality, special pampering and of course delicious food and spirits!

The Bay Walk itinerary

  • Day 1: Check-in (3.00pm), introduction walk & talk, welcome drink, soup/gourmet platter, coffee/tea
  • Day 2: Breakfast, day walk in Golden Bay, picnic lunch and evening meal
  • Day 3: Breakfast, bus transfer, Abel Tasman day walk, picnic lunch, massage, stone grill meal
  • Day 4: Gourmet breakfast, check out (10.00am).

Wellington Break Away

Capital residents looking for the perfect ‘Weekend Break Away’ can fly in with Golden Bay Air from Wellington on Friday evening and fly out on Monday morning for the start of a new working week.

We’re looking forward meeting you all in our walking paradise!
Know that the real experience is so much better…

Warm regards,

Sonja & Filip Rasquin

Walking coordinators

Our Special includes:

  • Three nights deluxe accommodation
  • Private Suite with en-suite
  • Welcome drink & introtalk
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch & dinner)
  • Fresh linen & towels
  • Daily room service
  • Trail guide & ordnance map
  • All track transfers
  • Free use of swimming pool and spa
  • Unique nature & wildlife
  • Free wireless internet
  • Secure car park
  • Rejuvenating massage (1/2 hour)
  • Walking Certificate

Info & Price:

  • Duration: Three Nights/Four Days
  • Season: 01.10 - 31.05
  • Single or double occupancy
  • Price: from NZ$ 730 per person

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