• Wharariki Beach
  • Golden Bay sunrise
  • New Zealand fur seal pups
  • Wainui Falls, Abel Tasman National Park, Golden Bay
  • Wharariki, Golden Bay
  • Abel Tasman National Park, New Zealand

Book With Us

Whether you are on a family holiday or business, you will be well looked after by your host, Mark.
For bookings or further information, phone us on:
(NZ) 03 525 9669 or
(Int'l) 0064 3 525 9669

Email: stay@shadyrest.co.nz


Takaka & Golden Bay

Enjoy the drive over Takaka Hill from Nelson & Motueka

Golden Bay Welcomes You

New Zealand's Abel Tasman National Park
New Zealand's Abel Tasman National Park

Take an easy five-minute stroll from the Shady Rest to the local shops, cafés, restaurants, galleries and supermarket. Takaka is a very friendly town, filled to the brim with local colour and offering you everything you need to make your holiday special.

Golden Bay has many magnificent uncrowded beaches for you to walk along and enjoy and you absolutely must visit the world famous Pupu Springs to see for yourself the clearest water in the Southern Hemisphere.

The nearby Kahurangi and Abel Tasman National Parks provide walking tracks through stunning scenery for all levels of fitness. Shorter bush walks are scattered throughout this beautiful region.

Golden Bay offers you all this and more:

  • Beautiful Beaches
  • Art Galleries & Studios

  • Bird watching
  • Bowling Green

  • Boating
  • Restaurants

  • Yachting
  • Cafes

  • Rock Climbing
  • Marinas & Boat Ramps

  • Caving
  • Guided Walks

  • Climbing
  • Hiking

  • Cycling
  • Horse Riding

  • Mountain Biking
  • Wind Surfing

  • Fishing
  • Sea Kayaking

  • Snorkelling
  • Swimming

  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • National Parks

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Activities and Attractions

Golden Bay is a wonderful place to have a holiday. There's so much to see and do. You can explore majestic alpine country then gaze at a spectacular sunset on a pounding west coast beach...

Wharariki beach is renowned for its wilderness and beauty. The New Zealand fur seal uses its rock pools as nursery pools for their pups, so you may be lucky enough to see them playing in the pools.
You could visit art galleries, studios and cafes all day. There are always beautiful places to stop along your travels for a romantic picnic dinner in nature - accompanied by a bottle of fine local wine or craft beer.

You have many choices. There are so many beautiful and awe-inspiring places to visit here. You can do something different and amazing every day for as long as you want to.

Even if you stay in Golden Bay for a whole year, you still won't see it all...

Arts, Crafts and Music

Golden Bay is a haven for creative souls and home to literally hundreds of artists.

Everywhere you look, you will find examples of this unique creative community’s spirit.

Be sure to visit the many art studios and galleries throughout Golden Bay and you are guaranteed to have an enriching and memorable visual experience.

Golden Bay, New Zealand

Shady Rest Boutique Luxury Bed & Breakfast Accommodation
139 Commercial Street
Takaka, Golden Bay
South Island
New Zealand


(NZ) 03 525 9669 or
(Int'l) 0064 3 525 9669
Email us

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