Totaranui is the northern end of the Abel Tasman National Park coastal track, about an hour’s drive from Takaka on an unsealed road or two hours by boat from Marahau at the other end of the track.

Tōtaranui Bay has some of the best stands of native bush left in the National Park and its golden beach and clear waters have seen it become a summer holiday favourite for New Zealanders seeking sun and sea. It is so popular that a ballot for summer camping spots is held every July by the Department of Conservation.

Council representation and council offices

  • Tōtaranui is part of the Golden Bay Ward The Golden Bay Community Board provides a community voice
  • The Tasman District Council Golden Bay Office is approximately 22 kilometres from Tōtaranui

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