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Vacation rentals in Collingwood

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Top-rated vacation rentals in Collingwood

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Guesthouse in Rangihaeata
Golden Bay View Cottage
Peaceful, if you want a quiet nights sleep in a self contained cottage, this is it! Panoramic sea views in a rural garden setting & native bush surrounds. Don't forget to go outside and look up at the stunning night sky, you'll see the milky way. 5 minutes drive from Takaka & central to everywhere in Golden Bay. Very comfortable and modern bathroom with underfloor heating. Private deck from bedroom with sea view. Full kitchen facilities. Smart TV with movies. Wonderful birdlife.
$91 per night
Home in Collingwood
Hill View Haven Free Wifi Sleeps 8
Sitting atop a small hill with glorious bush & mountain views is our bright & airy home nestled in a private large garden Full kitchen with everything you need Hooded BBQ. Fish filleting bench All linen provided A huge deck to enjoy all your meals while listening to the tuis & bellbirds. A quick stroll along the inlet gets you to the main town of Collingwood with cafes, Tavern, general store, post shop & boat ramp 2 Kayaks for you to explore the river, inlets, bird life & maybe a fish for tea!
$145 per night
Chalet in Parapara
ParaPara River Retreat, tranquil, private, cosy
This well crafted stone cottage is close to beautiful Golden Bay bush walks, old historic gold workings, lonely beaches, the Mussel Inn, swimming holes and much more. A striking building nestled in a tranquil and private setting, makes for a relaxing stay that would suit couples and solo adventurers alike. Literally on Kahurangi National Park's doorstep! The host's partner has developed an extensive network of tracks , some easy walks and some more challenging, with great views of the bay.
$111 per night

Stay near Collingwood's top sights

MAD Café5 locals recommend
The Courthouse Cafe19 locals recommend
Collingwood Tavern3 locals recommend
Milnthorpe Park14 locals recommend
Collingwood General Store - On The Spot5 locals recommend
Collingwood Museum4 locals recommend

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Villa in Marahau
The Kite - Laid-Back luxury beside the Abel Tasman
$282 per night
Bungalow in Ligar Bay
Modern Bach - Private waterfront access + Kayaks
$128 per night
Farm stay in Puramahoi
Quiet country retreat
$68 per night
Guesthouse in Motupipi
Avocado Cottage, experience Stylish Serenity!
$61 per night
Guesthouse in Takaka
Karaka chalet- bird and stream song in Golden Bay
$87 per night
Guest suite in Kaiteriteri
Kaiteriteri Abel Tasman Getaway
$120 per night
Cottage in Collingwood
Beach End Cottage, Beach Front Collingwood
$117 per night
Cottage in Collingwood
Collingwood Birdsong Cottage
$112 per night
Farm stay in Collingwood
Romantic Remote Chalet & Sleep-out
$129 per night
Guesthouse in Parapara
Bamboo Cabin, Golden Bay Lodge
$121 per night
Home in Collingwood
1900's old Vicarage The Somerset
$92 per night
Home in Parapara
Ocean Tides Beach House
$234 per night

Your guide to Collingwood

All About Collingwood

Located near the northern tip of New Zealand’s South Island, Collingwood contains a wealth of wildlife and natural wonders. Surrounded by lush, towering mountains on one side and turquoise waters on the other, the town sits where the Aorere River opens up to Mohua, or Golden Bay.

Flocks of rare birds circle overhead and rest on the golden sand beaches of Kahurangi National Park, the second-largest national park in the country. Though most of Kahurangi is untamed rainforest, you can safely explore the park via a network of paths. Walk under the palm tree-covered canopy and pass through river valleys along the accessible Heaphy Track. Explore the limestone caverns of the Rawhiti Caves or venture into the remote wildlife preserves of Farewell Spit. Ride on horseback across Wharariki Beach, and listen to the barking symphony of the seal colony in the distance. If you’re looking to get on the water, you can rent a kayak or paddleboard and spend the day admiring the view from the crystal-clear waters of Ruataniwha Inlet. You can search for deposits of the precious metal that gives Golden Bay its color, or learn about the region’s geological marvels and 500-million-year-old fossils at Rockville. After a long day of exploring the natural wonders of Collingwood, head to the town proper, where you can grab some local grub, a pint, and anything you might need for your stay.

The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Collingwood

The climate in Collingwood is relatively stable, with temperate but humid weather year round. Bear in mind that New Zealand is in the Southern Hemisphere, so the seasons are opposite to what North Americans are used to. The summer months of December through February see the warmest temperatures and offer the best beachgoing weather. The most popular months to visit the city are March, June, and July, when the weather is a bit cooler, though it never gets too cold, and there is less wind and rainfall, meaning spending time outdoors is at its most enjoyable. If you’re looking to have a more solitary experience, you’ll want to visit between December and February.

Top things to do in Collingwood

Old Collingwood Cemetery

Learn about the people who once called this small town home at this old burial ground. Though many of the tombstones have been eroded by time and weather, a marker in the cemetery lists the names of every recorded burial, along with some of their stories. Floods, epidemics, and shipwrecks are just a few of the 19th-century stories you can read about while admiring this sacred space.

Te Waikoropupū Springs

These three freshwater springs, 15 miles southeast from Collingwood, are the largest cold-water springs in the Southern Hemisphere. Erupting with more than 3,500 gallons of water per second, the springs feed clear water into the nearby river. A short walk from a parking lot leads to the springs.

Heaphy Track

A trail famous for its astonishing views and difficult terrain, the Heaphy Track draws in hikers and mountain bikers from all over the world. With some of the best views of Golden Bay, the walking trails pass limestone caves, giant rātā trees, and ancient beech forests. The track’s biking trails are open from May to November, though they are recommended only for experienced cyclists.

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