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Dining Out in Golden Bay


Golden Bay has a extensive variety of restaurants and cafes, with many of them situated in unique and interesting locations.


  • Just 3km from Adrift in Golden Bay, is the Mussel Inn - one of New Zealand's most iconic cafes, boutique breweries and music venues.  Known for it's unique atmosphere, world class home-brewed beers and a variety of visiting musicians, from folk to jazz.  The fare is simple and wholesome.
  • The Naked Possum, 20min drive north-west of Adrift, at the beginning of the Kaituna walking track, is another unique rural cafe with a great daytime menu and an outdoor spit-roast some evenings.
  • The Farewell Spit Cafe, 30 min north of Adrift, at the base of the Farewell Spit has possibly one of the most stunning views of any cafe in New Zealand.
  • In Takaka, 15min drive to the south, there are at least 10 places to eat, including take away food, cafes, restaurants and a bakery.
  • Collingwood, 8min drive north has 3 cafes and is the home to Rosy Glow Chocolates.
  • Pohara, in the southern part of Golden Bay and 20min drive away has 5-6 eateries, two of which have a set menu for evening dining.
  • There are also several other rural cafes scattered throughout Golden Bay.
  • Our central location makes it possible to drive to almost all of these eateries in 30 minutes or less.
  • For more information on places to eat and drink in Golden Bay, please see here


For our guests wanting to self-cater on the barbecues provided with each accommodation or in the well equipped kitchens (cottages only), there is a large, well stocked supermarket in Takaka which is open 7 days a week (until 8pm during the summer), which you will pass by on the drive to arrive at Adrift in Golden Bay.