Ratanui Lodge is in the heart of Pohara, a small beachside settlement on the eastern side of Golden Bay.
Pohara Beach is the biggest draw for the area, with long sand stretches for a stroll or run, and the sea is very tidal, offering ever changing views and seascapes. Ratanui Lodge is just across the street from Pohara Beach; it’s a one minute walk to the sand.
Also within walking distance of Ratanui are two pubs, one cafe, one restaurant, a small dairy (convenience store), tennis courts, outdoor basketball court, the Pohara Hall, and the Pohara Bowling Club. The main Golden Bay township of Takaka is a 10 minute drive from Ratanui.
Tarakohe Harbour is just a three minute drive, and fantastic swimming and kayaking at Tata Beach are just 8 minutes away.
Access to the northern end of the Abel Tasman Coastal Track at Wainui is 25 minutes away.