Adrift in Golden Bay is located on 10 acres on the water's edge overlooking the quiet, private and sandy Tukurua Beach. It is one of only a handful of true beachfront resorts in New Zealand.

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  • Private beachfront location

    Adrift has a stunning setting on a leafy and peaceful 10 acre site right on the beautiful Tukurua Beach.

    There are 5 large, private and luxurious villas with sea views, and a smaller studio. Daily breakfast provisions are provided and the villas have self-catering facilities.

    The resort is family owned and operated by Gordon and Bess, their daughter Emily, her husband Johnny and their grandchildren Coco and Eli.

    The tranquillity and the views make Adrift a very special place to stay. Our clients regularly score Adrift 6/5, 5+++ and even 10/5!!

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  • Golden Bay & Abel Tasman National Park


    The north western coast of the South Island is a place of peace and relaxation. It has a great year round climate and the pace of life here is relaxed and colourful with many of the locals being either long established farming families or alternative lifestylers seeking to escape the rat race.

    It is perfect for both the artistic traveller and the lover of food and drink as art galleries, studios and chic cafés abound.

    For the more adventurous, the outdoors offers fabulous wilderness opportunities. Abel Tasman National Park is the smallest in New Zealand and is dominated by beautiful golden sandy beaches broken by fascinating granite outcrops.

    The calm and sheltered waters are crystal clear and make kayaking the ideal mode of transport for exploring this pristine coastline. If you prefer to keep your feet dry, the Coastal Track is one of New Zealand’s great walks.

    Further west from Abel Tasman, up and over Takaka Hill, is Golden Bay. The bay is shallow and sheltered with superb beaches and safe, warm bathing – perfect for a family holiday.

    Golden Bay’s character is all down to the protection offered by  Farewell Spit, the longest sand spit in New Zealand. A visit to this nature reserve is a stunning highlight of any NZ holiday.

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Farewell Spit Eco Tours
Stretching out into Cook Strait at the far north west point of the South Island is Farewell Spit, the longest sand spit in New Zealand. Farewell Spit Tours will introduce you to this dramatic and ever changing landscape of shifting sands and pounding surf populated by varied wildlife and with a fascinating human history.
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