Station House Motel Golden Bay

Collingwood, Golden Bay, NZ


Here is an front view of the outside of The Station House Motel Golden Bay.  This cozy little family run motel in Golden Bay is one of the best around for value, comfort and convenience.  The Station House Motel was built in 1907 and until 1967 it was Collingwood’s police station.  After the gold boom in Golden Bay was over the population diminished and there was no need for two police stations. The Station House Motel was then sold to The Salvation Army and ran as a Bed and Breakfast until 2010 when it was tastefully renovated and turned into a beautiful little motel.

The Station House Motel Golden Bay has four rooms in total and they are all slightly different.  In the front of the main villa there are 2 studio rooms.  One is slightly bigger than the other.  The bigger of the 2 rooms is called Studio with dining room.  Both studio rooms have one queen bed and one single bed, with en-suite bathrooms.  There is a couch and TV in both rooms along with a kitchenette.  The kitchenette only has basic cooking facilities, ie, microwave, fridge, Jug, tea and coffee facilities.  There is no sink in the kitchenettes but all dishes are washed daily as part of the daily service.

The Studio with Dining room has a second room with a dining table and 4 chairs.  The Studio room only has a coffee table to eat off and the couch is the only seat, so if you do plan on eating in then the studio with dining room is better.  There is also a BBQ that can be used anytime for anyone staying in either studio room.  Also outside there is 2 seating areas.

The larger of all four rooms are the two cottage units.  One of the cottage units is the Family Cottage and the other one is the Cottage with Garden View. The cottage with Garden View is the most private of the cottages.  It has one queen bed, a full kitchen, no oven but hotplates, en-suite bathroom, TV, couch and small dining table with 2 chairs.  This room is wheelchair accessible.  The beauty about this room is there are french doors that open up onto a very private deck overlooking a lawn area surrounded by kiwi fruit bushes, blackberries, an orange tree and a Mandarin tree.  There is another seating area around the side of the cottage and both decks are covered so even if it is raining you can still enjoy going outside.  The cottage with garden view is dog friendly.

The fourth room is the Family Cottage,  This room is ideal for 4 people as it has one queen bed in the main area and in the small bedroom is two single beds.  The couch is a sofa bed so if you need more beds then this unfolds to be a double bed.  All linen is supplied.  As well as being the largest room at The Station House Motel Golden Bay, it also has a TV, full kitchen with hotplates but no oven, full size fridge, dining table with four chairs.  There is also 2 outdoor areas, one has 2 seats and is under the varandah and the other seating area is a four seater table with sun umbrella.

Go Wild With Weaving

Go Wild with Weaving

When: Saturday 11th–Sunday 12th April 2015

Time: 9.30am – 4.30pm Location: Golden Bay / Abel Tasman Venue: Collingwood Area school, Lewis Street, Collingwood

Go Wild With Weaving! AGAIN.  The last Go Wild with Weaving was in Oct 2014\8 and it was such a bit hit that another weekend has been arranged to go ahead Apr 11th and Apr 12th 2019. Spots are running out quickly so get in quick.

The course cost $330 and that includes the 2 day tuition, lunches are provided both days and also one evening meal and of course all the materials are provided. You will learn how to weave your own amazing creations, meet new people and have some great fun. Early Stages
The 2 day workshop consists of 5 different weaving courses all about using natural materials to weave beautiful baskets with flax, willow cabbage tree leave and pine needles. Each participant with get to choose the one you like the most.

There are 6 tutors, Anita Peters, Deb Price, Nicola Bashman, Maureen Harte,  Sarah Hornibrooke and Deb Curtis( Guest tutor from USA).  All these tutors are all craft professional and are brilliant at teaching a different weaving technique. If you are looking for accommodation then don’t look past The Station House Motel, they still have space available and are within walking distant of the workshop. Teri Dyes are sponsoring the event, and supply the fibre dyes for the courses.  See the complete range at


GW1 Go Stitching: Learn ancient craft skills of coiling and stitching with Deb Price.

GW2 Discover the art of weaving found and natural materials with Anita Peters.

GW3 Weave a willow harvest basket with Nicola Basham

GW3 Go Basket Weaving: Get to grips with making willow baskets with Peter Greer.

GW4 Make a fabulous flax kete with Maureen Harte.

GW5 Knit an astonishing bark basket with Deb Curtis.

GW6 Learn plaiting and twining large, flax baskets with Sarah Hornibrooke.

More Details and Bookings

For more details on each course and to look at making a booking please follow this link to the Go Willow website, thankyou.

Golden Bay Weaving, Collingwod NZ

Local artist, Nicola Basham

go wild with weaving collingwood golden bay nz

You can make this at Go Wild with Weaving

Go Wild with Weaving 2014

Go Wild with Weaving 2014