Collingwood is in the heart of magnificent unspoiled walking country, with wild west coast beaches, and abundant bird life.

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Amazing Farewell Spit from the Pillar Point Walk in Golden Bay

Golden Bay activities are a plenty in the Bay.  It also boasts an interesting mining and farming history. It is further enriched by a varied artistic community and unique and intriguing eateries. There are plenty of great walks and sites to enjoy.

Golden Bay Activities

    • Farewell Spit Eco tours  A big attraction in Golden Bay.  Guided bus tours of Farewell Spit – a bird sanctuary and wetland of international importance. .
    • The HeaphyTrack  Considered to be the greatest of nine great walks in NZ
    • Wharariki Beach Walk  Explore the rugged west coast beach, find seals, caves, sand dunes and rough seas.
    • Salisbury Falls  A secret little swimming hole right under the falls. A must for the family, very safe and very fun.  For anyone who loves to skim stones across clam water this is a skimmers paradise with thousands of perfect skimming stones.
    • Milnthorpe Park A recreational walking track with with marked trials through plantings of native and exotic species to the beach.
    • Rameka Track A Mountain Biking track which starts in a strange, limestone wonderland, and winds through native forest from the top of Takaka Hill down to Golden Bay.
    • Kaihoka lakes The coastal hills form a dramatic backdrop to these 2 beautiful lakes. A casual 20 minute return walk through enchanting coastal broadleaf forest will take you between these the 2 lakes.  There is space to picnic at the car park and further along the road next to the lake. An awesome place for a swim during the hot summer months.
    • The Grove Scenic Reserve. A 10 minute walking track which winds through the narrow canyons in the limestone ending up at a dramatic lookout.
    • Cobb Valley One of the most interesting regions for naturalists and hikers with its remarkable bush and mountain scenery, impressive botany and geology.  Nowhere else in New Zealand has such a complex series of ancient rocks been eroded into such different landscapes.
    • Westhaven Inlet It doesn’t matter if the tide is in or out, the estuary has a natural beauty. Combined with coastal forest and tidal channels, Westhaven Inlet is full of unique and breathtaking scenery. Those interested in a relaxing day can take a drive along the estuary, find a picnic spot and potter around the edge of the sand flats. Its also a great spot for kayaking and birdwatchers will love it here too.
    • Kahurangi Guided Walks provides a quality guided tramping experience for those who really want to enjoy New Zealand’s great walks. Be educated, inspired and awestruck when you trek with us
    • NZ Trout Adventures. Spectacular scenery, crystal clear waters and a good population of Brown Trout awaits.
    • Anatoki Salmon Fishing.  A great fun day for all to have, catch your own tasty salmon and have it prepared ready to eat on the spot.
    • Langford Store.  A living museum only 15 minutes inland from Collingwood towards the Heaphy Track serving coffee, tea, sweet treats, with treasures on the shelves for all.  Open since 1928.
    • Wainui Falls. A beautiful 40-minute bush walk with a swing bridge.  The track follows the river and you enter some real NZ bush.
    • Scenic Flights.  Come fly with Mit. Scenic flights around Golden Bay starting at just $40.
    • Puponga Farm Park.  Various walking tracks of Puponga Farm Park you can explore Wharariki Beach, Cape Farewell and Fossil Point.
    • Labyrinth Rocks. Nature has produced a maze-like network of canyons through a limestone outcrop
    • Waikoropupu Springs. A short 30 min loop walk to NZ’s largest freshwater springs and home to the clearest spring water in the world.
    • Golden Bay Arts.  The natural beauty of this area has attracted more artists and craftspeople living in one area then anywhere else in New Zealand.