The Department of Conservation, 62 Commercial St., Takaka (tel. 03/525-8026; www.doc.govt.nz), provides information on the national parks and huts available on the tracks. It's open Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 4pm. The Golden Bay i-SITE Visitor Centre, Willow Street, Takaka (tel. 03/525-9136; www.nelsonnz.com), is open in summer daily from 9am to 5pm, and winter daily from 9am until 4pm (closed Dec 25). The Farewell Spit Visitor Centre & Paddlecrab Kitchen, RD1, Collingwood, Golden Bay (tel. 03/524-8454; www.farewell-spit.co.nz), is open daily most of the year and has informative displays on the upper reaches of Golden Bay. Further information on Golden Bay can be found at www.goldenbaynz.co.nz.
Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.