Map & Directions


Tui Community is located on the top of the South Island at 264 McShane Rd, Wainui Bay, Golden Bay.

To get here

from Takaka:
• take Abel Tasman Drive towards Totaranui. Drive past Pohara, Ligar Bay and Tata Beach, over the Wainui Hill, all the way around Wainui Bay, then turn left into McShane Rd (30min)

from Nelson:
• bus to Takaka (2.5 hrs)

from Wellington:
• fly into Takaka on Golden Bay Air 0800-588-885/64-3-525-8725 (shuttle to Takaka available for a cost)
• Ferry to Picton on InterIslander (2-3 hrs), then connect by bus to Nelson, then bus from Nelson to Takaka.


Make your travel arrangements at Golden Bay I-Site by email at or phone within NZ 03-525-9136.

Catch a bus to Tui on Golden Bay Coachlines


Backpackers in Takaka to work in with your arriving or departing

Annie’s 03-525-8766,

Golden Bay Barefoot Backpacker 03-525-7005

Kiwiana 03-525-7676.