The Perfect Location: accommodation in the centre of Golden Bay


 Adrift is situated on its own private, sandy beach; on a quiet, coastal strip between Takaka and Collingwood in Golden Bay and between two of New Zealand's great National Parks Our coastal property is officially recognised as an area of "Outstanding Natural Landscape".


Aerial View of Adrift in Golden BayEntrance to Adrift in Golden BayBeach Hotel Sunrise


All accommodation options are situated within a tranquil garden oasis, overlooking the pristine, sheltered waters of the bay, which offers safe swimming at both low and high tide.


  • Our central location in Golden Bay makes Adrift a perfect base from which to explore the many beautiful places in this unique part of New Zealand featuring glistening golden sandy beaches, turquoise crystal clear water alongside alpine meadows and snowy mountain ranges.
  • Golden Bay contains large parts of two of New Zealand's most spectacular National Parks - Abel Tasman National Park to the South and Kahurangi National Park to the North and West.
  • Adrift in Golden Bay is approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes drive north-west of Nelson; 15 minutes drive north of the town of Takaka;  8 minutes drive further north of Adrift is the small township of Collingwood.

A 180-degree live stream panorama of Golden Bay from our beachfront accommodation





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