45 Rankers Reviews
21 Golden Bay
Quite the viewpoint. Especially as it’s only a short walk from your vehicle.
4.5 km from Puponga, turn right before the cattle-stop, drive through the farm gate (open it first) past a woolshed to the car park at the end.
The 4WD track leads through paddocks to the lookout at the top.
Stay away from the cliff edge. Please leave the farm gates as you find them.
Stay away from seals and be careful along the ridge tops if it's windy.
Mountain biking is allowed along some of these tracks.
This is a late Cretaceous sandstone coast, where you can see the wind in the cliffs. Etchings of wind-fuelled fury are scratched into the soft rock.
The name came from Captain Cook, who left New Zealand shores here in 1770.
South Island ▷ Nelson Region ▷ Golden Bay
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Really strong wind, actually increased the atmosphere.
Awesome atmosphere, very windy but great.
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Fantastic dunes, great landscape.
Nice walk along a huge, wild beach.
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We visited on an incredibly stormy day - however it was EXHILARATING! Short, easy walk to the lookout and beyond, but watch out for sheep poo!
There is a nice walk to the beach, where you can see the dunes. It is not too far and very easy.
Lovely views over the beaches and the mountains and across the sea.
Awesome nature reserve.
Got to see a seal lazily swimming in the cove by the cape.
Awesome track! The view and the cliffs are amazing.
There is the beautiful beach I have ever seen before and there are seal pups and they are soooo sweet. My favourite place yet.
The walkway leads you to huge sand dunes that make you feel like you are walking through a desert!
Simply WOW! After walking along the beach we reached the sand dunes located in the middle of the Cape. Amazing! We just felt like we were placed in a desert. Only difference: we had the sea next to us.
Thanks to all the good people working for the NZ Department of Conservation - for all your hard work - making NZ more beautiful, accessable and healthy! Cheers 😍