Three days in Golden Bay
Posted on January 29, 2014
Golden Bay, South Island, New Zealand: On our way from Hokitika, we stopped at the incredible limestone pancake rocks & blowholes, which at high tide, spout water high from the Tasman Sea. After a few hours admiring the tropical surroundings of the Paparoa National Park, we were on to visit the amazing Davies family of Takaka, Golden Bay.
Jono, Sophie, Hester & Clara welcomed us to gorgeous Takaka on Saturday night. Their idyllic home is set amongst nashi trees, maiz fields and a babbling brook, and we were lucky enough to stay with this generous family & call this beautiful place home for the next three days.
We hiked to Wharariki Beach where the magnitude of the dunes cannot be captured by words or photos. Both Thomas & I felt a little lightheaded after exploring this moon-like landscape. The next day, we set out to hike a coastal trail in Abel Tasman National Park that’s only accessible during low tide. Taupo Point was hidden gem, isolated, desolate & perfect for a quick dip in the (still cold) bay. It was such a treat to slow down, spend some time in Golden Bay and finish out our time on the South Island with such wonderful friends.
Categories: New Zealand
Tagged: Abel Tasman National Park, blowholes, Clara, Golden Bay, Hester, Jono, nashi, pancake rocks, Paparoa National Park, Sophie, Takaka, Taupo Point, Wharariki Beach
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It was a pleasure to have you at our house. We had a lovely time with you – Hester and Clara are big fans! Enjoy the rest of your time in NZ. S,J,H and C xx