Things to do and see in and around Collingwood

Go to The Collingwood Facebook page to see all the various Scenic delights, activities, cafes and accommodation options. 


Discover how Collingwood was once planned as the country's capital city at the new heritage gallery - the Aorere Centre and at the Museum (both in Collingwood) and also the Rockville Museum, in Rockville.

Go Fly Fishing on the Aorere River
Pan for Gold

Feed the eels at the Collingwood Nature Park

Farewell Spit Eco Tours.  A wonderful sightseeing and experiencing along the sand dunes, wild waves and lighthouse on the Farewell Spit Tel. 0800 808 257

Step back in time and visit the Langford’s Store in Bainham, for tea and scones, art and kiwiana. Gorgeous coffees, cakes and scones.

Collingwood M.A.D school of Art and Gallery, plus outdoor play area Tel: 03 524 8332   


Collingwood Courthouse Café Tel: 03 524 8194—tasty cuisine in historic surrounds.  

Collingwood Tavern Tel: 03 524 8160 for blue cod and chips in the setting sun overlooking the inlet. 

Mussel Inn Tel: 03 525 9241 for wholesome fare and beer brewed on-site plus live entertainment featuring local and international performers. 

Old School Cafe and Restaurant  Tasty food and great ambience at Pakawau. Tel.  03 5248 457


(Please let someone know where you are going, if you are walking on your own, just in case you have an accident)

The Collingwood Heritage Walk features interpretation panels documenting the colourful history of the township and up to the Old Cemetery.

The walk to the Kaituna Forks (on the right between Rockville and Bainham is an easygoing 1 hour walk through native forest and rata.

There is a challenging 8 -10 hour walk called The Kaituna Track which goes from Westhaven Inlet, past Knuckle Point to the Kaituna River and Forks.

The Salisbury Bridges and waterfall are past Bainham, just off the main road.

The start of the Heaphy Track is 20kms from Collingwood, leading to Karamea.

The Wharariki beach and Cape Farewell have fabulous views, c.25kms from Collingwood.

There are two walks around the Farewell Spit area...One that takes you on a hilltop walk, and the second where you walk a little way up the inside and outside beaches of the Spit.



(I suggest getting the Golden Bay Arts Trail booklet at the Information Centre in Takaka, looking up the many potters, jewellers, painters and phoning ahead to make sure they are open)

Marion Towns Gallery  All welcome

Lisa at Art Haven, creative painting weekend workshop Cell: 021 461 148

Go Willow! Basket and coffin weaving: Nicola Basham Tel: 03 5248 733 please phone in advance.

Anathoth Pottery Hans Bauer: Tel: 03 524 8215.  Please phone ahead.

Art, Living Light candles, clothing, jewellery, In Tukurua 03 525 7567