Using this eco-friendly and unique hideaway as a base, you can explore all that Golden Bay has to offer. Even within the valley there are several opportunities nearby: visit the world renowned Te Waikoropupu springs; hike the Pupu Hydro walkway which starts at the bottom of our driveway; go canyoning down Campbell Creek; explore the Waikoropupu River at the foot of the property and discover rock pools for a quick dip on a hot summer’s day.
Base Camp is an interesting 15 minute - about 10 kilometers in total - drive from Takaka township, parts of which are unsealed. After you turn off the State Highway, a winding 6.39 kilometer road passes through farmland. It includes a usually very shallow wet ford crossing. If there has been heavy and extended rainfall just before you come, please contact us for information about the ford crossing. Cows may be encountered on their way to milking, so please be patient.
Most of the driveway to Base Camp is shared with us and a neighbouring property, so be aware when driving on it. The driveway is steep in places, but most vehicles have no trouble reaching Base Camp. The driveway is not suitable for large camper vans. Contact us if you are in doubt.
The nearest beaches are also about a 15 minute drive away.
Base Camp River Track.
We have cleared a track to the river that borders the property. Follow it from the uphill end of the wooden bridge. Watch your feet as there can be rata vines growing across the path to trip the unwary. It's a walk of only a few minutes, so make it a leisurely stroll and enjoy the forest immersion experience. There's a fabulous plunge pool at the end. Take great care when rock-hopping as some of the surfaces can be very slippery, especially if it's been raining. After heavy rain when the river is in flood, we suggest just going for a look and not to attempt to ford the river.
- Please only park on the graveled and not on the grassed area.
- If you’re staying longer and would like an additional set of fresh linens etc, this may attract an extra cleaning fee
- No fires
Extras: Linen (included); NOTE: Under Kiwi bach tradition you are expected to: Clean the house and do the dishes before you leave;