Events in Golden Bay

There are lots of events in Golden Bay at different times of the year.  Golden Bay is New Zealand’s most appealing and diverse holiday destination. Imagine a region with endless variety, breathtaking scenery, arts and crafts, sporting activities and where golden beaches, alpine valleys and tranquil fishing rivers share a close proximity with the sea.  There’s something for everyone.

Golden Bay is nestled into the South Island’s north-west corner. A chain of steep and rugged mountains cuts its fertile river plains and valleys from the rest of the island. Unless you’re a migrating whale, you don’t go past Golden Bay on your way to anywhere.  Below are just some of the many events on for you to enjoy while staying at The Station House, here in Collingwood, NZ.

Collingwood Summer Food Festival

Were having a break, will let you know when its back on, hopefully next year!

3 pm to sundown, Collingwood Rugby Grounds, Adults $25, Accompanied School Kids $2

This is always a must do when in Golden Bay.  Its a great day out for all the family.  There is live music all day long, plenty of different types of foods to try like scallops, mussels, vension, goat, wallaby and much more.  There is also a hangi and a spit roast.  For the kids will be a bouncy castle and water slide.  There is a pay bar and to get home there is a courtesy coach.  Dont forget to have a go in the Wife Carrying Race.  Its always a great laugh with good prizes for the winner.  Weather day 2nd Feb.

All proceeds from The Collingwood Food Festival go to The Collingwood Rugby Club.  This is their one big fundraiser for the year.  Collingwood Rugby has been going for 125 years and in that time has never failed to put a team on the field.  Money raized again this year will help keep that record going strong.  For more info on The Collingwood Rugby Team, please click here.

Golden Bay Agricultural and Pastoral Show

Saturday 16th January, 2021.  GoldenBay Recreation Park, Cost $15 adult at the gate, Children under 15 free 8am-5pm, ph 03 525 9142

Luminate FestivaL Golden Bay

luminate festival

 8 wonderful days of music, arts, culture and inspiration in an earth friendly festival in Canaan Downs.

Golden Bay Quilt Show

Labour Weekend 2021

Beautiful quilt hanging from ceiling

The 2020 Golden Bay Quilt show is on the Labour weekend,  in the Collingwood Hall

Tata Titanic Cardboard Boat Race

Saturday 25th January, 2021 Petterson Road, Tata Beach

Go Wild with Weaving Exhibition

Saturday 3rd and Sunday 28th April 2021.

Collingwood Weaving Show

Go Wild with Weaving is on again in Collingwood, Golden Bay, NZ


golden bay village market in takaka

Every Saturday morning from 25 October 2019 – 4 Apr 2020

Winter times (Easter/ April – labour weekend-Oct.) every first Saturday of the month.

The Takaka Village Market is a popular Saturday morning attractions for local and tourists.  Its a lively little market on the Library Car Park in Takaka, Golden Bay. Get a coffee and listen to the performing musicians.  Grab your second had treasures, veggies, treats, food, clothes, seedlings, plants and local art and crafts from the many artists living in the Bay.  There is live music every week.