Ratanui Lodge


The best of Golden Bay featuring three nights Ratanui Lodge (DBB), plus Farewell Spit and Abel Tasman National Park.

Arrival day one: Nelson to Pohara – 2 hr Drive.
Arrive Golden Bay late afternoon and check-in at Ratanui. Relax by the pool or take a walk on Pohara Beach.
Dinner at Ratanui.

Full day two:
Farewell Spit Tour departs Collingwood. Departure times vary and are tidal dependent. Self-Drive from Ratanui to Collingwood – 40 min drive each way.
Explore Pupu Springs (30 minutes) and/or Takaka town prior to or after tour, depending on departure time.
Dinner at The Mussel Inn or similar (not included).

Full day three:

Explore the Abel Tasman one of three ways:
Option 1. Golden Bay Kayaks Half-day Guided Trip: Self Drive Ratanui to Tata Beach -8 min 8:30 am departure from Tata Beach. Finishes by 1pm. Lunch at Toto’s Café (not included), followed by a walk to Wainui Falls (1 hour).
Option 2. Combined water taxi and walk in the Abel Tasman with Abel Tasman Sea Shuttles. Self drive from Ratanui at 9:45am to Totaranui – 45 min. Park at Totaranui  – 10:45am departure by boat from Totaranui. Walk 2-4 hours in the Park, returning by boat to Totaranui at 4pm. Picnic lunch provided.
Option 3. Walk the northern Abel Tasman. Drive from Ratanui at 9am for Wainui (20 mins), park the car and hop onto the Golden Bay Coachline Bus. Bus transfer to Totaranui, and then walk back to Wainui and car. (4.5-6 hour walk time). Picnic lunch provided.
Dinner at Ratanui.
Next day, depart Ratanui after breakfast.

Continental breakfast is included each morning. Cooked breakfast option available for $15 per person.
Self-guided options also exist for exploring Whaririki Beach, Pupu Hydro Walk, Anatoki Salmon Farm, Golden Bay Artist Trail, or shorter Abel Tasman walks.

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