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Golden Bay Hideaway

Golden Bay Hideaway
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220 McShane Road, Takaka
03-525 7184
For the holiday maker interested in what Golden Bay Hideaway has to offer, Little Greenie may appear to be just another modern, professionally finished house with stunning views in a beautiful location. Of course everyone will notice some differences sooner or later, but those interested in environmental technology and smart building will find the differences go right down to the foundations. Achieved 9out of 10stars in Home Energy Rating system (HERS), New Zealand's most energy effiecient, low maintenance house! Little Greenie is designed with four major principles in mind: Energy efficiency, low maintenance/longevity, ease of construction and value for money. It may be modern, but it’s not about frills or fashion; and while it is unashamedly utilitarian, it’s definitely not drab or boring.

Other Environment Friendly Initiatives

Extremely low maintenance due to careful design and permanent material. Native NZ lawn creeper to mow once a year only.

Dietary Selections: We offer

Locally sourced food Home-grown spray-free produce

Organic Meals

Self cook meal basket available on request including home smoked salmon.


King size bed or 2 singles in open plan room with visual adobe brick wall divider, outside bath under stars, one bathroom, fully equipped kitchen, linen included, amazing views, coin operated laundry on property.

Total Capacity



Hi-Fi with CD & DVD player


National Park walking, swimming, beach, waterfall, mountain biking, hanging out in a warm house with a view.

Tariff Includes

all linen


Follow these directions to get to Golden Bay Hideaway from Takaka, Golden Bay: Its approximately 23km from Takaka to Golden Bay Hideaway (25 minutes drive). Head out of Takaka following signs to Pohara and Abel Tasman National Park. Go through Pohara, Ligar Bay and Tata Beach along Abel Tasman Drive. Take the McShane Rd turnoff at 21km from Takaka. Travel 2.2km along McShane Rd to Golden Bay Hideaway. Property is on right hand side at 220 McShane Road
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