Country: New Zealand
Date: 15th February 2004
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Location: Travel 13 kilometers from Nelson on the Nelson/Blenheim highway (State Highway 6). Turn into Cable Bay Road at Hira (look for the Happy Valley Adventures sign) and travel a further 8km to find Cable Bay.
Cable bay beach in on a thin strip of stones when Tasman bay on one side and Delaware Cable Bay estuary on the other. It's a nice remote spot to have a picnic that most tourists don't find. There is a 2 1/2 - 3hr walkway through the property (one-way) administered by DoC that passes through a 120 hectare native QE11 Covenant on the farm. The family was approached by Lands & Survey regarding, public access through the farm over 20 yrs ago. It seemed the way to go as in those days every weekend the phone was red-hot with requests from people wanting to walk the farm track from the Glen to Cable Bay. It has been a very popular walk, closed annually for lambing and calving.
Cable Bay Holiday Park offers camp sites or you shouls be able to find a B&B near by.