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Adrift Beachfront Accommodation

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Please note that this guide was last updated a few years ago (2009), so there will no doubt be changes in rates and possibly ownership.

Gordon and Bess Hampson and Emily and John Lolani
52 Tukurua Road, Golden Bay, Nelson

Tel: + 64 (0)3-525-8353
Cell: + 64 (0)27-301-5832
Fax: + 64 (0)3-525-8353

The spectacular mountains that surround Golden Bay create quite a backdrop to this beach-set property. Gordon’s beaming face was the first to greet me on arrival followed swiftly by the soothing tones of the sea.....

.... Here you are literally a pebble's throw away from Tukurua Beach, the Hampsons' own private slice of shell-peppered sands and gentle surf. Whales and blue penguins are known to frequent the tranquil waters while Einstein and Gracie (the family’s two silver-haired cats) are more likely to be found hunting in the bushes. Adrift is the perfect launch pad to vibey Golden Bay's brimming culture of artists, Maori history and its multitude of walks and hikes. The brand-new self-catering cottages are elegantly finished in greens and dark woods with fully kitted-out kitchens, chic bathrooms (including all-singing-and-tap-dancing spa baths) and lavish beds which overlook the beach. Green-fingered and knowledgeable hosts Gordon and Bess have now turned their attentions to maintaining the natural wetlands, shore line and gardens, filling them with native species, encouraging the birdlife and ensuring that each cottage has its own pretty trail to the shore. A morning breakfast basket brims with everything local, fresh and home-made reinforcing the wonderfully wholesome family-run atmosphere of Adrift. Kayaks and BBQ available.

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Symbols: No Smoking    Special Wheelchair Access    Off-street Parking    Swimming in Pool/Sea/River    TV in All Rooms    Good Hiking or Walking    Full Wheelchair Facilities    Fishing    Wifi Available    Self-catering Option    Whale-watching from Property    Beach-house Property    Owners are Garden Enthusiasts    Boats or Charters    Canoeing    Bird-watching Enthusiasts    
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Rooms: 5 cottages: all king/twins with full kitchen, lounge, bedroom and bathrooms with double spa bath and shower. Additional pull-out bed available. 1 studio room: king/twin with en/s bathroom with shower.
Prices: Please consult the owners for current prices.
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Meals: Hamper of breakfast provisions included. There are over twenty restaurants in Golden Bay.
Directions: 18km north of Takaka on SH60. Adrift is signed on the right (Tukurua Rd), 2km past the Mussel Inn.

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