The Naked Possum is an “eco tourism” gem situated at the edge of the Kahurangi forest in Golden Bay, New Zealand. Nestled in idyllic bush surrounds at the base of the Whakamarama mountain range we overlook the Kaituna River and the entrance to the beautiful Kaituna Walking Track.
Our mission is to support the eradication of the brush tail possum (a destructive pest in NZ) in order to ensure that our diminishing native forests are protected and preserved. We are particularly passionate about the restoration of the once magnificent rata forest here in Golden Bay so we actively encourage ongoing pest control, and the follow up planting of rata trees, in this region.
The Naked Possum is a must do “destination” experience incorporating an eco tannery, a retail possum shop, a rata nursery and a fully licensed, award winning café …….. complete with large outdoor fire, spit roast and barbeque.