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Upper South Island and the West Coast Hotels

Adrift In Golden Bay


  • Wood floors, earthy colors, and soft fabrics create a calm, thoughtful atmosphere
  • Each unit has a Jacuzzi-style hot tub
  • Sun decks out front and private rear courtyards


  • A long driveway through farmland off Tukurua Rd

Updated 02/18/2014

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Pure romance here in this Qualmark five star property; a short walk across soft green grass from your own cottage gets you across your own quiet beach to the sea. Sunsets are sometimes enhanced by the company of blue penguins, arriving home from a day out fishing to their nest just up the creek. Daytimes you can swim, kayak, or wander the beach. Each of the five eco-friendly luxury cottages is self-contained and lacks for nothing, and there's a studio unit attached to

the house; the doors and windows can be left open for the sound of the sea. To get there drive down the signposted driveway and out towards the coast. Stop just before the sea! Rates range from NZ$280 to NZ$480 and include a breakfast hamper delivered to the units each morning.

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Hotel Information


52 Tukurua Rd, 18 km (11 mi) north of Takaka, Takaka, 7182, New Zealand

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Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • Closed July
  • 5 cottages, 1 studio unit
  • Breakfast

Updated 02/18/2014

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