Arches at Wharariki Beach, Golden Bay Play a round of golf at the course next to Villa on the Bay Spectacular sand dunes Golden Bay beach in front of your luxury holiday accommodation Beach from the your luxury villa accommodation in Golden Bay

Luxury Rental Home, Pohara Beach, Golden Bay & the Abel Tasman Region

Golden Bay is New Zealand's most diverse and appealing holiday destination.

Imagine a region with endless variety, where golden beaches, alpine valleys and tranquil fishing rivers share a close proximity with the sea. Breathtaking scenery, arts and crafts, sporting activities. There's something for everyone.

Golden Bay is nestled into the South Island's north-west corner. A chain of steep and rugged mountains cuts its fertile river plains and valleys off from the rest of the island. Unless you're a migrating whale, you don't go past Golden Bay on your way to anywhere.

From Nelson to Golden Bay

Golden Bay's sheltered coastline extends in the south from Separation Point in the Abel Tasman National Park to Farewell Spit at its northern tip.

They say Golden Bay is two hours and thirty years away from the rest of New Zealand. Such is its relative isolation. The nearest major town being Nelson.

Villa On The Bay's luxury accommodation is a leisurely 2 hour drive from Nelson airport. This is a picturesque drive with some stunning scenery along the way. Nelson Airport connects with New Zealand's international airports.

Directions to Golden Bay

From Nelson

Head to Richmond and follow state highway 60 to Motueka. Travel through Motueka on SH60 and over the Takaka Hill to Takaka Township.

At the entrance to Takaka turn right at the Telegraph Hotel and follow the signs to Pohara Beach along Motupipi Street and Abel Tasman Drive.

On entering Pohara turn left at Selwyn Street, head to the end of the road and you will find Villa On the Bay, the last house at the very end of the road on the right.

Or fly straight to Takaka from Wellington and be nestled in luxury at Villa On The Bay twenty minutes later.

"We first stayed at the "Villa" holiday home in Golden Bay in Jan 2006, but we were so busy enjoying ourselves we forgot to sign the 'book'. Our second visit has been equally enjoyable, we've been blessed with beautiful weather and enjoyed various beach and bush walks. The Villa, as we knew it would be, has been exceptional, the kitchen is a cook's dream, the four poster's a princesses dream! Other highlights this year were stargazing on a clear night, bird watching in the morning from my four poster - watch out for the tui, sunsets and putting my feet up with a good book. In sum, Villa on the Bay is a slice of paradise!"

The Manji family, Christchurch, NZ

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Villa On The Bay
Pohara, Golden Bay
New Zealand
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