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Top Choice Beach in Collingwood & Around

Farewell Spit

Bleak, exposed and positively sci-fi, Farewell Spit is a wetland of international importance and renowned bird sanctuary – the summer home of thousands of migratory waders, notably the godwit, Caspian tern and Austr…
Beach in Collingwood & Around

Wharariki Beach

Remote, desolate Wharariki Beach is along an unsealed road, then a 20-minute walk from the car park over farmland (part of the DOC-administered Puponga Farm Park). It’s a wild introduction to the West Coast, with mi…
Cafe in Collingwood & Around

M.A.D Skool Café

One part quirky art gallery, one part vegetarian and vegan cafe, M.A.D Skool has the best coffee in town and a tasty selection of food including burgers, fish and chips and a healthy array of vegan and vegetarian bi…
Museum in Collingwood & Around

Collingwood Museum

The Collingwood Museum fills a tiny, unstaffed corridor with a quirky collection of saddlery, Māori artefacts, moa bones, shells and old typewriters.
Cafe in Collingwood & Around

Old School Cafe

These folks get an A for effort by providing honest food to an unpredictable flow of passing trade. What it lacks in imagination (steak, pizza and even a shrimp cocktail), it more than makes up for with arty ambienc…