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Moonbow Beach B&B

Moonbow Beach B&B
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PO Box 92, Takaka ,
03 525 9298
Golden Bay's yummiest, peaceful, private, beachfront bed and Breakfast with fantastic views of Golden Bay. Moonbow is situated in Golden Bay, New Zealand's most diverse and appealing holiday destination. Imagine a region with endless variety, where golden beaches, alpine valleys and tranquil fishing rivers share a close proximity with the sea. Breathtaking scenery, arts and crafts, sporting activities. Quiet and peaceful. Your Host From tour guide in Yosemite to underwater photographer in Hawaii and finally to Golden Bay – I am happy to share a bit of New Zealand beachfront paradise with you! Organic gardener, designer, photographer, environmentalist, radiographer, and beach enthusiast – I can provide all the vital information and a delicious breakfast among the singing birds.

Other Environment Friendly Initiatives

Joya is located in a quiet area of central Nelson. We offer 2 self-contained studios. The Garden Studio, with grass roof, has a private deck overlooking a pond with a little island and various water features.. Everything is provided, for comfortable in and outdoor living. Windows are double-glazed, there is underfloor heating as well as a small log-burner. The Villa Studio comprises a ground floor studio apartment. Its separate lounge area opens to a sunny, sheltered private terrace. Airport or bus pick-up can be arranged. Laundry, phone, fax, and free internet facilities and a quite a varied book- and DVD library. For those with an appreciation for the regenerating effects of music, we can arrange for a Tomatis based Listening session, our speciality at Joya (see www.joyacentre.co.nz)

Dietary Selections: We offer

Vegan Vegetarian Organic Food Locally sourced food Home-grown spray-free produce

Organic Meals

Breakfast! Your choice of: organic golden omelette, muesli and yoghurt with fresh berries and fruit. Coffee, teas, toast and jam with any choice.


One comfortable room only, with double and single beds. There is a spacious lounge with great fireplace, TV and sound opens onto a large deck and goldfish pond overlooking all of Golden Bay from Farewell Spit to Separation Point. Private luxury double person bath and shower. Organic house and garden. Many beautiful native and exotic trees. Fresh flowers in your rooms. Free laundry. Pets negotiable.


From the North Island, the ferry from Wellington to Picton includes a cruise through beautiful Marlborough Sounds not to be missed! A 2-hour drive from Nelson, over scenic forested, limestone and marble Takaka hill, brings you to Golden Bay. Follow the main road north towards Collingwood. 18 km past Takaka you will see the Moonbow Beach B&B sign on the right. For ferry/bus/etc information ring the Golden Bay Information Centre on 03 525 9136.
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User Reviews

There are: 1 reviews, with an average rating of 5.0 out of 5
This place is "all that." Really: a virtually private beach, a wonderful, accommodating host, delicious whole food, acres and acres of beauty and organic garden to explore, a very smart and affectionate and Jack Russell terrier AND three hens that will light up your life! Oh, did I mention the majesty of Golden Bay?
Posted by Gregory on 2015-02-03 16:31:47