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10 Most Romantic Accommodations in Takaka & Golden Bay ❤️ [2024]

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The Best Accommodations for Couples in Takaka and Golden Bay

Planning a romantic trip to Takaka or perhaps adding Golden Bay to your honeymoon itinerary? Set the right tone by staying in one of the romantic accommodations here, from affordable B&Bs to luxury lodges. After hitting the 10 Romantic Experiences in Takaka, retreat to your cosy lodge, eco-cottage or lavish resort where you’ll be able to relax and rejuvenate with your loved one. Check out some of our favourites in this list of the most romantic accommodations in Takaka and Golden Bay.

For more romantic and honeymoon accommodations in Takaka and Golden Bay, check out The Romantic Getaway & Honeymoon Guide to Takaka.

1. Golden Bay Hideaway (Takaka)

Offering a unique stay in Golden Bay, Golden Bay Hideaway features five creative accommodations nestled in a bush setting overlooking Wainui Bay. Take in the breathtaking vistas from your outside bathtub or from the master bedroom of one of the eco-stays, like the “Kiwi Greenie” or “Little Greenie” – low-energy passive solar design homes – or the lovingly restored and presented “House Truck” radiating pioneer charm. All accommodation options focus on eco-friendly living ensuring a feel-good romantic stay on the edge of the Abel Tasman National Park.

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10 Best Romantic Accommodation in Takaka© Golden Bay Hideaway

2. Shady Rest Bed & Breakfast (Takaka)

Stay in the heart of the bohemian town with complementing character and charm at the Shady Rest Bed & Breakfast. Each room of this boutique accommodation has an ensuite or private external bathroom and one with a luxury spa bath. Couples can mingle with other guests in the communal kitchen or have a picnic by the riverside with meals prepared on the barbecue or pizza oven. There’s also a lounge with a cosy fire roaring in winter. Your stay also includes a generous continental breakfast each morning. See more like this in the 10 Best Boutique Accommodations in Takaka & Golden Bay.

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10 Best Romantic Accommodation in Takaka© Shady Rest Bed & Breakfast

3. Adrift in Golden Bay (Collingwood)

Get the tranquil beachfront resort experience at Adrift in Golden Bay. Featuring five self-contained serviced one-bedroom villas and a studio, the resort offers all the usual homely conveniences at your fingertips in an unbeatable setting. Drift from your king-sized bed through the bi-fold windows to enjoy the elevated sea view from the gardens. Unwind in your tiled bathroom which has a two-person hydrotherapy spa bath. Enjoy making meals and breakfast independently with your kitchen facilities or use the continental or English breakfast hamper service which can be delivered to your door each day.

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10 Best Romantic Accommodation in Takaka© Adrift in Golden Bay

4. The Bay Lodge (Pohara)

Elevated on a hill shrouded in birdsong above Pohara Beach, The Bay Lodge offers a romantic Golden Bay escape for couples. The lodge is stylishly modern, which shines through its spacious suites complete with high-quality king beds, lounge and dining furniture, ensuite and kitchenette. When you’re not relaxing together on your private deck with expansive ocean views, warm up in the outdoor spa pool or cool down in the outdoor swimming pool amidst stunning landscaped gardens. See more stays like The Bay Lodge in the 6 Best Luxury Accommodations in Takaka & Golden Bay.

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10 Best Romantic Accommodation in Takaka© The Bay Lodge

5. Waitapu Springs B&B (Takaka)

For couples and honeymooners on a budget, consider Waitapu Springs B&B. With affordable B&B accommodation and an on-site spa, the accommodation offers a place to unwind in their double rooms or a cosy sleepout. Some rooms have shared bathroom facilities while others have ensuite bathrooms. The main event, however, is breakfast: a treat of homemade bread, eggs, fruit cereal, homemade marmalade, a selection of cheese and ham and much more. While you’re here, enjoy complimentary use of the spa facilities, such as a Scandinavian wood-fire sauna, cedar hot tubs, indoor pool and more. See more recommendations like this in the 10 Best Budget Accommodations in Takaka & Golden Bay.

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10 Best Romantic Accommodation in Takaka© Waitapu Springs B&B

6. Twin Waters Lodge (Collingwood)

Get closer to the Golden Bay highlights like Farewell Spit and Wharariki Beach by staying at Twin Waters Lodge. Located on a finger of land between a wildlife estuary and the Tasman Sea, this boutique lodge allows you to stay in the heart of coastal nature and what a trip to Golden Bay is all about. You have four cultural-themed rooms to choose from, each with sliding doors opening up onto a private deck overlooking the estuary. The lodge has a guest kitchen with a dishwasher for self-catering, while breakfast supplies are also included in the rate. For more self-contained stays, be sure to also check out the 10 Best Self-Catering Accommodations in Takaka & Golden Bay.

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10 Best Romantic Accommodation in Takaka© Twin Waters Lodge

7. Ratanui Lodge (Pohara)

Experience classical elegance in the 4.5-star Ratanui Lodge just across the street from Pohara Beach. Relax in your elegantly-appointed suite with an ensuite and tasteful ornate decor with luxurious down bedding and an outdoor seating area. The lodge is exclusively adults-only, ensuring the right tone is set. Guests also have the pleasure of dining in the lodge’s intimate dining room and gin/cocktail lounge where tapas and three-course set menus are available to indulge in.

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10 Most Romantic Accommodations in Takaka & Golden Bay ❤️ [2023]© Ratanui Lodge

8. The Rocks Chalets (Takaka)

On the edge of Takaka town, The Rocks Chalets offers an endearing set-up with chalets wedged between interesting limestone outcrops. All of the self-contained chalets provide an idyllic place to unwind with your loved one, equipped with a kitchenette, a barbecue on your private patio, a spacious ensuite shower room and attractive timber interiors. Keep entertained with free WiFi, TVs with DVD players and interesting grounds of gardens and rock formations to explore. For alternative motel-style accommodations, check out the 10 Best Motels in Takaka & Golden Bay.

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10 Most Romantic Accommodations in Takaka & Golden Bay ❤️ [2023]© The Rocks Chalets

9. Omarama Oasis Glamping (Pohara)

For couples looking for adventure, consider Omarama Oasis Glamping near Pohara Beach. Set among a permaculture garden with fruit and nut trees, Omarama Oasis Glamping offers a timber-framed safari tent complete with a queen bed, sofabed, breakfast-making facilities and more cosy furniture, all leading out onto a private elevated deck. Just outside of your tent is the toilet and hot shower facility or you can use the shower in the main house on-site. There’s an electric blanket if the nights get chilly.

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10 Most Romantic Accommodations in Takaka & Golden Bay ❤️ [2023]© Omarama Oasis Glamping

10. Awaroa Lodge (Abel Tasman National Park)

Finally, couples who make it to this secluded retreat in the Abel Tasman National Park will be rewarded with a stay among native bush and within walking distance of glorious golden sand beaches. Awaroa Lodge is a place to disconnect from the outside world, as there is no phone signal, and connect with each other. Stay in one of the well-appointed and modern standard rooms or suites, dine at the on-site restaurant or indulge in a treatment at the spa. The lodge is only accessible along the Abel Tasman Coast Track which starts/ends in Golden Bay or by water taxi from Marahau or Kaiteriteri.

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10 Best Romantic Accommodation in Takaka© Awaroa Lodge

[CLOSED] Totara Studios

Looking for affordable self-catering accommodation for just the two of you? Totara Studios might do just the trick, featuring just three self-contained studios a short drive from Takaka. Enjoy spacious gardens surrounded by mature totara trees (a native tree), as well as access to an undercover swimming pool in summer. Cook romantic meals for your loved one using the full kitchen where you can dine on your private deck or on your classic yet elegant indoor dining furniture.

[CLOSED] First Light Rangihaeata Retreat

A cosy eco-cottage on the edge of the Takaka River Estuary and a few minutes’ walk from a usually secluded beach, First Light Rangihaeata Retreat offers an exciting romantic retreat. Stay in a split-level tiny house made from untreated cedar and natural oiled timber which smells divine and is accompanied by organic vegetables and estuary views from the garden. The cottage is eco-focused with a compost toilet designed to keep this piece of coastal heaven beautiful. During your stay, make use of the bicycles and kayaks or even take your host up on the offer to do a yoga class.

[CLOSED] Onekaka Cottage

This is what Golden Bay is all about: eco-friendly, creative and beautiful. Onekaka Cottage has it all with an environmental focus featuring compost toilets, organic vegetables and fruit orchard on-site. It also has a small gallery and gift shop where you can browse local art and crafts. Enjoy a short bushwalk on the property to see and hear the native birds. The cottage has self-catering facilities and plenty of outdoor spaces to relax in with hammocks and his-and-hers outdoor bathtubs.

More About Romantic Accommodations in Takaka and Golden Bay

That’s it for our list of the most romantic accommodations in Takaka and Golden Bay. Don’t miss any of the highlights in Golden Bay by having a look at the following guides:

Finally, if there’s anything we’ve missed, you’re likely to find it in The Romantic Getaway & Honeymoon Guide to Takaka.


The information in this guide has been compiled from our extensive research, travel and experiences across New Zealand and the South Pacific, accumulated over more than a decade of numerous visits to each destination. Additional sources for this guide include the following:

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About The Author

Laura S.

This article has been reviewed and published by Laura, the editor-in-chief and co-founder of NZ Pocket Guide. Laura is a first-class honours journalism graduate and a travel journalist with expertise in New Zealand and South Pacific tourism for over 10 years. She also runs travel guides for five of the top destinations in the South Pacific and is the co-host of over 250 episodes of the NZ Travel Show on YouTube.

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