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Getaway to Golden Bay 'Swap & Go' Road Trip

It’s just a hill – get over it!

Driving Nelson to Golden Bay via Takaka Hill follows some of the most scenic and exhilarating driving roads anywhere. Coastline and curves, valleys and vineyards, wharfs and waterfalls, you’ve got it all to enjoy in some of the most charismatic cars made.

Getaway to Golden Bay Day Trip - Start & finish in NELSON

285 km, approx 5 hours driving

1 Day Tour: Nelson > Mapua > Motueka > Kaiteriteri > Takaka Hill > Takaka > Wainui Falls/Pupu Springs > Upper Moutere > Nelson

Choose dates to suit you!


  • Superb mix of safe, amazing driving roads
  • Glorious scenery, coastal & hills
    • Drive the longest hill in NZ, rated a Top 10 drive
    • Drive through dappled woodland, lush valleys
    • Visit peaceful beaches, waterfalls, vineyards
  • Breaks in characterful quality cafes
  • Ice creams on Kateriteri waterfront
  • At least 1 hours free time in Golden Bay
  • Share the experience with friends old….& new!

With a superb & rarified choice of travelling in style...

Swap between these Cars!
5 hours drive in at least 3 of these!
 Premium luxury Europeans with an excellent reputation for serious driving enjoyment. Classic & modern, autos & manuals, each drivers 1st choice car makes the trip (subject to availability). 

Getaway to Golden Bay Route Map

Destinations en route....

Self Drive New Zealand Kaiteriteri Beach
Self Drive New Zealand Kaiteriteri Beach

Discretely escorted - it's all about you...

By your side if you need us.

We accompany you the whole route and ask that you travel in convoy.  We’ll make quite a sight! Route maps are provided with clear instructions on where the swap over breaks will be…but we normally pair those at a characterful cafe or scenic stopover for maximum enjoyment!

Ready to tour?

All cars come with unlimited km, comprehensive insurance & roadside assistance. We also provide a personalised familarisation session and documentation for your car. 

The car you see here is the car you’ll get. A 20% deposit using secure payment facilities reserves your place, so why not….

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