Golden Bay Hideaway

Tonga Island Marine Reserve is an idyllic and accessible area to explore

Abel Tasman National Park

Abel Tasman National Park is loved for its golden beaches, sculptured granite cliffs, and world-famous Abel Tasman Coast Track. With a mild climate and easy access its a good place to visit at any time of the year.

Getting into the Park

From Golden Bay Hideaway it's easy:

  • Walk

    The Abel Tasman Coast Track starts just down the road from Golden Bay Hideaway. From Wainui Bay trampers generally head toward Totaranui via the Inland Track which takes you past Whariwharangi Bay and Mutton Cove. Its a nice walk even for a day trip.

  • Drive

    Its a half hour drive through stunning native forest from Golden Bay Hideaway to Totaranui or Awaroa Inlet.

  • Boat

    Water Taxis can be taken if you're looking to go further into the park or want to enjoy a tour from the water.

  • Fly

    Helicopter and plane flights can take you into the park for scenic flights or for drop-offs at Awaroa.


Totaranui Beach is accessible from Golden Bay Hideaway via Totaranui Road. Its one of a few places where you can drive deep into the park. Its about a half hour drive from Golden Bay Hideaway.

You'll find a DoC campground and information centre, a beautiful golden sand beach and walking tracks leading in all directions. Totaranui Beach is also a popular water taxi pickup and drop-off point.

Awaroa Inlet

Drive toward Totaranui and then branch off to Awaroa Road and you'll end up at the Awaroa Inlet carpark. From here at low tide you can walk across the tidal inlet to Awaroa Beach and Awaroa Lodge where you can enjoy a top quality restaurant experience in a remote and beautiful environment!

Sea kayaking is a popular activity. This couple are visiting the seal pups at Tonga Island

Department of Conservation

DoC administers the Abel Tasman National Park and you can Learn more at their website.

COVID-19 Information

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COVID-19 Protection Plan

COVID-19 Protection Plan

We're taking the COVID-19 situation very seriously and we're prepared to make everything as safe, easy and affordable as possible for our guests. Golden Bay Hideaway is tackling this challenge with a range of important measures:

All Guests Welcome

We've taken measures to ensure our accommodations are safe for all our guests. For this reason we are not requiring vaccine certificates or passes. All our staff are fully vaccinated.

Exceptionally Clean

We're very proud of our record on providing an exceptionally clean and safe environment for all our guests. The many glowing reviews in this regard are truly appreciated.

Each home is cleaned on a regular basis and a deep and thorough clean is completed before you arrive for your stay. This involves but is not limited to:

  • Deploying hospital grade cleaning products.
  • Sanitize all 'high touch' surfaces.
  • Dust and clean floors.
  • Clean and shine windows and doors.
  • Refreshing linen and towels and restock supplies.
  • Wash and inspect dishes.
  • Removing of any rubbish.
  • We double-check that everything is clean and safe for your stay.

Golden Bay Hideaway cleaning staff are fully vaccinated, trained in good hygiene and follow recommended cleaning guidelines from the New Zealand Ministry of Health. We encourage our guests to do the same.

Soap, hand sanitisers and disposable (and compostable) hand drying towels are provided for every visitor's safety.

Low-touch Bubble

Each of our accommodations is completely separate from the others. There are no shared facilities. You'll feel like it's just you and the view.

Our "low-touch" approach to the check-in/check-out process means you'll likely never meet any of us face-to-face. When you arrive at Golden Bay Hideaway you can use the intercom at the gate to announce your arrival. From there you simply follow the signs to your accommodation of choice - ready and waiting. And for checkout you can just leave.

Our (fully vaccinated) staff will never arrive unannounced and burst your bubble. But of course we're always around should you need us - just call or send us a message.

"No worries" Cancellation

Book your bubble break with confidence!

In these uncertain times it can be hard to make a plan for the future. We reckon taking a break shouldn't be a stressful experience. So we're making it easy for you to have no worries with our generous cancellation policy.

While the NZ Government maintains strict border controls for COVID-19 we are only accepting bookings that meet various criteria. Please read all latest information.

Please have a read of our cancellation policy.

Lawrence and Kylie

Go well and please get in touch if you have any questions and comments.