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Travel update - Wednesday March 21st, 2018

Golden Bay is open for business and welcoming visitors – and some great news is that access to the region via State Highway 60 has been increased, with extended opening hours over Easter.

There are three travel routes in, and whilst you need to note the time windows for road travel, it’s business as usual once you arrive. The stunning Golden Bay is offering the same extraordinary hospitality and natural attractions that make the region a must-do on any traveller’s itinerary.

The three travel routes into Golden Bay are by road, ferry or air.

Road: Escorted convoys between 6am-8am and 5pm-9pm, Monday through Saturday. All day openings on Sundays from 8am-8pm.
Ferry/Coach services: Abel Tasman Sea Shuttle and Golden Bay Coachlines.
Air services: Golden Bay Air, Reid Helicopters Nelson, Adventure Flights Golden Bay, Tasman Helicopters or Nelson Tasman Air.

Easter opening hours - open each day, all day.
The Takaka Hill road will be open 8am – 8pm all of Easter, Good Friday to Easter Monday inclusive. The Thursday night (29 March) opening will be from 3pm-9pm so that people know they can travel to/from Golden Bay for their holiday break without the need to rush.

How to stay up to date:
Visit the link below. Traffic and travel pages for convoy information will be updated when arrangements change.
Phone 0800 482 525 for Takaka Hill access.
Or email takakahill@nzta.govt.nz
Contact your local i-SITE if you need any assistance with travel plans or bookings.

Kaiteriteri & Marahau:
Kaiteriteri & Marahau are both open, with access to Marahau via Kaiteriteri.

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Regional i-SITES

Millers Acre Centre
Taha o te Awa
77 Trafalgar Street, Nelson, 7010
03-548 2304

20 Wallace St, Motueka, 7120
03-528 6543

Golden Bay
16 Willow St, Takaka, 7110
03-525 9136

47 Waller Street, Murchison, 7007
03 523 9350

Our latest visitor map showcases some of Nelson Tasman's greatest cycling and scenic walking trails alongside a comprehensive road map to make your stay in the region simple and straightforward.

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There are so many reasons why you should come and visit the Nelson Tasman Region. Nature at its finest, great shopping, eateries, arts & artisans and activities.

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Abel Tasman Canyons

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McCashins Brewery Kitchen and Bar

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Three ways to travel

By Sea

By Sea

Regular Cook Strait ferries provide vehicle and passenger access between Wellington in the North Island and Picton in the South Island.


By Air

By Air

Seven airlines service the region: Air New Zealand, Jetstar, Kiwi Regional Airlines, Originair, Sounds Air, air2there and Golden Bay Air.


By Road

By Road

The Nelson Tasman region is accessible by road from Christchurch, Blenheim, Picton and Murchison.