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 Golden Bay 

Milnthorpe Beach

Milnthorpe Beach

This is just one of several places around Golden Bay which are suitable for skinny-dipping. This spot is about 10 km from Takaka - a little way past the (in)famous Mussel Inn.

 Cross the causeway and this spot is only a short walk away


Rabbit Island's Jandal Tree

Rabbit Island

Apart from heading for the 'far end' of Tahunanui Beach, the nearest beach for Nelsonians is Rabbit Island.

Mapua Leisure Park used to be the 'place to go' in this area, but since the American owners took over they've backed away from the togs-optional use the place was founded on. 'Nude use' is now restricted to February and March and only on the beach area.

 The handy 'Jandal Tree' on Rabbit Island - don't know if it is still there!

North end of Rabbit Island

Rabbit Island (East)

Rabbit Island is a fairly close to Nelson City, just south of Richmond. This area of the 'island' is quite a walk east from the car park access, which is near the middle of the island. (You can also go west, toward Mapua.)

 The eastern end of Rabbit Island


Ward Beach

Ward Beach

This spot is about 50 km south east from Blenheim - a little way off SH 1 - and then still a bit of a walk. But worth it, don't you think? A pleasant break during the drive to Christchurch, if you start early enough. 

(The popular resort/homestay: Wai-natur Naturist Park is about 35 km from Blenheim along the St Arnaud Road - SH 63.)

 Not often lots of people here

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