3 hours drive from Nelson, Takaka is located at the western end of the Abel
Tasman National Park and the Kahurangi National Park.
The Golden Bay region is unforgetable experience with the unspoiled
coastline and the rugged wilderness of the Kahurangi National Park.
Takaka is known for its alternative lifestyle,
craftspeople, golden sand beaches and laid back country lifestyle.
Kahurangi is known for its rugged country and the home to a wide range of
flora and fauna.
There are good tracks including the Heaphy Track through to Karamera on the
West Coast and the Wangapeka.
From the Waikoropupu Springs (the worlds clearest fresh water springs) to
the northernmost point of the South Island - Farewell Spit, the Golden Bay
region is real natural experience.
Takaka is served by daily coach and bus services from Nelson and Motueka and Takaka Valley Air
Services providing an air service from Takaka to Wellington.
The nearest airport for domestic air services to
other destinations within New Zealand is
There are no passenger train or rail services from Takaka to Motueka, Nelson,
Westport, Greymouth, Picton, Blenheim or Christchurch.