Golden Bay Hideaway

Wainui Bay

Situated at the top of New Zealand’s South Island and adjacent to the Abel Tasman National Park, Wainui Bay has a slow pace of life with an abundance of natural beauty - perfect for a holiday retreat.

Many elements of New Zealand life the way it used to be, are still remaining in Wainui Bay. There’s a small family run farm, lots of native birds and no shops and people still have time to go to the beach.

Wainui Bay from the air. Golden Bay Hideaway is in the centre of the photo. The beaches of Totaranui and Awaroa in the Abel Tasman can be seen in the distance.

Wainui Beach

When it comes to natural beauty, Wainui beach is one of Golden Bay's finest examples and is within easy walking distance of Golden Bay Hideaway. Its a great beach for swimming or exploring the rock pools and dunes.

Taupo Point

There’s the old Pa site at Taupo Point which has historical links to Abel Tasman and the first landing of Europeans in New Zealand; and of course there are the well-formed walking trails of the Abel Tasman National Park.

Walking from Wainui Beach along the coast to Taupo Point takes about an hour.

Taupo Point is a special place and is considered to have sacred value to the local community and iwi. Beautiful sheltered coves and small islands surround it - dolphins, seals, sea birds and schools of fish are often found here. Learn more…

Wainui Falls and River

As well as this beautiful beach and the further coastline, there is plenty to explore in the immediate region. There are the Wainui Falls located in original native bush. They are just five minutes drive and a short walk away.

Wainui Falls is an easy ½ hour walk but you can take your time.

The easy walk takes you through stands of lush original forest, over a swing bridge and up to the thunder of the falls themselves. Pack for a picnic and a swim. Learn more…

Easy Walks

One of New Zealand's most loved walking tracks starts here - the Abel Tasman Coastal Track. For a nice day walk either take the high route over low hills to Whariwharangi Bay or pick your way along the coast via Taupo Point (low tide is best). Keen walkers have plenty of options with many stunning beaches accessible.

Easy Access to the Abel Tasman

Getting into the Abel Tasman from Golden Bay Hideaway is simple - walk, drive or boat. Learn more…

Tui Community

Neighboring Golden Bay Hideaway is the intentional community called Tui. Its genuine Golden Bay culture where families live together in village atmosphere with separate houses and responsibilities. Learn more…

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.