Golden Bay luxury beachfront accommodation in New Zealand My Account Check Availability
Golden Bay Home
Accommodation Information
Book with us now
Contact Us
Penguins & Wildlife
Tariff / Rates

Golden Bay Information

Golden Bay Activities
Golden Bay Arts
Golden Bay's Climate
Eating Out in Golden Bay
Gardens of Golden Bay
Golden Bay Map
National Parks in Golden Bay
Travel to Golden Bay

Golden Bay Accommodation
Luxury Beachfront in New Zealand

  • Adrift In Golden Bay is situated right on its very own quiet, sandy, private beach.
  • Five cottages and a studio spread over 1 Ha of landscaped gardens ensures guest privacy and a peaceful, relaxed and romantic atmosphere.

    Click for Adrift in Golden Bay accommodation photos
  • View of Tukurua Beach directly in front of Adrift

    Golden Bay from the Honeymoon Cottage.

  • We are a small, family-run, self-contained,
    5-Star luxury accommodation so you can be confident of receiving a warm personal welcome and friendly kiwi hospitality.
  • Adrift In Golden Bay was chosen by Tripadvisor as one of the Top 10 Hotels for Romance in the South Pacific, the only New Zealand accommodation to receive this award in 2011
  • In 2014 we have been recognised in the following catagories:
    Top 25 Small Hotels in the South Pacific
    Top 25 Luxury Hotels in the South Pacific
    both by TripAdvisor
    Top 100 Holiday Beach Houses in the World
    by the Guardian UK

  • Relax...

  • In a spacious, tranquil, sheltered garden setting with breathtaking views over Golden Bay.
  • Wander down to our private, sandy beach for a leisurely stroll or a refreshing swim in the safe, sheltered waters of Golden Bay.
  • Sleep to the soothing sounds of the waves lapping on the shore.
  • Our private location and warm hospitality offer you a haven away from the busyness of everyday life.
  • To preserve the peaceful, relaxed environment we cater only to adults and children over 12 years old.

  • Golden Bay.
    Cottage living room.

    Each luxury cottage accommodation features:

  • Elegant, modern décor with hardwood floors, exposed timber ceilings and quality furnishings.
  • Modern, well-equipped kitchens
  • Spa bath.
  • Deep, double hydrotherapy spa baths .
  • Tiled bathrooms with underfloor heating and unlimited hot water.
  • Large sunny decks overlooking Golden Bay and the beach.
  • Private courtyards with gas barbecues.
  • Ample room heating.
  • King-size or twin beds which all face east to the clear blue waters of Golden Bay and capture the rising sun and moon.
  • Breakfast hampers which include home-made, home-grown and locally sourced ingredients.
  • For more information on the cottage accommodation please go to our Facilities page.
  • The Studio beachfront accommodation features:

  • Purpose-built studio room with private entrance, attached to our home.
  • Ensuite bathroom with tiled walk-in shower.
  • King-size or twin beds which also face east, giving expansive views over Golden Bay.
  • A private deck giving you an alfresco view from your accommodation to the quiet Golden Bay waterfront and beach.
  • A continental breakfast hamper including home-made, home-grown and locally sourced ingredients.
  • For more information on the studio accommodation please go to our Facilities page.
  • Bed in the Studio
    Penguin nest.


  • Our sheltered valley location.
  • Our spacious 10 acre (4 Ha) rural property.
  • The peace and quiet; 1 km to nearest public road.
  • Our often deserted beach. (since there is no public access to Tukurua Beach)
  • A gas barbecue for each accommodation.
  • Surf kayaks.
  • DVD players, Ipod dock and satellite TV.
  • WiFi via 3G cell network.
  • Direct-dial in-room telephones.
  • Eco-friendly environment.
  • Established penguin colony.
  • Coastal revegetation and wetlands projects on our property.

  • Explore...

  • This beautiful area,  well known for its artisans, interesting cafes, spectacular landscapes and varied day walks.
  • Our central location in Golden Bay enables you to enjoy day trips within Abel Tasman and Kahurangi National Parks and the Farewell Spit Nature Reserve.
  • You will soon come to appreciate why Golden Bay has become known as "New Zealand's Best Kept Secret" .

  • Golden Bay sunrise over Abel Tasman National Park.

  • To check the availability of our accommodation, get an instant quote or make an instant confirmed booking go to our Adrift Accommodation Booking Page

  • Our website includes not only information about our Golden Bay accomodation but also travel information for Kahurangi and Abel Tasman National Parks, Farewell Spit and the Nelson region in general. Also on this website are details of tourism related activities you can enjoy whilst in Golden Bay, such as river and sea kayaking, mountain biking, hiking (tramping), backpacking, caving, fishing, visiting our many local potters, craftspeople, artists and beautiful gardens.
  • Come back often as the website will be regularly added to as we develop it with details and pictures of our accommodation and Golden Bay tourist information on this beautiful part of the South Island of New Zealand.

  • Copyright © 2003 Adrift Accommodation Nelson New Zealand

    Home | Welcome Page | Accommodation Reservations | Guest Book Comments | Contact Us | Accommodation FAQ | Breakfast | Your B and B Hosts | Accommodation News | Penguins & other Wildlife | Security | Accommodation Prices | Golden Bay Activities | Arts & Crafts | Links | Golden Bay Climate | Golden Bay Restaurants | Golden Bay Gardens | Map of Nelson Region | Farewell Spit, Kahurangi & Abel Tasman National Parks | Transport | Picture Gallery