Romantic Golden Bay

The sound of waves lapping against the shore, seabirds calling and your own private beach. These are all part of a a peaceful stay at the Ataahua Bed and Breakfast, close to Takaka in Golden Bay. When staying at this secluded property, you can choose from the Tukurua Beach Cottage, a self-catering 'bach-style' retreat just above high tide line, with beautifully appointed bedrooms, lounge and kitchen or the two bedroom detached guest house that has two bedrooms, where breakfast is served each morning.

Both are decorated in colours that reflect their seaside location and they are a perfect base for a wide range of activities. Golden Bay is close to some of the region's wonderful walks, arts and crafts, a great cafe culture and you're just a piece of driftwood's throw from Farewell Spit.

Your hosts, Kelvin and Marion, have a family history in the region that goes back over 100 years and can provide a wealth of information about the region.