My wife and I travelled to Golden Bay when we were back in NZ from the UK. I love photography and had always wanted to visit Farewell Spit. We chose Collingwood Park and could not have been happier. The owners (Ann and Alan I think) were so friendly and helpful. Ann even organised our spots on the trip to the Spit for us when I rang up to book our room.
We had a lovely room. It was very comfortable, had a great little kitchenette and was quite probably the cleanest room I've ever stayed in! The facilities are excellent and we even got some washing done.
Collingwood is a pretty quiet, sleepy sort of a town, but is perfect for access to the Spit and another beautiful spot called Wharariki Beach (sp?). I'd recommend it to anyone who loves photography, especially birds and nature.
Also, if you love boutique beer and interesting food then you can't miss the Mussell Inn, which is just up the road.
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April 22, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to review Collingwood Park Motel. We are pleased that our motel and the location for photography met your needs - and you have spelt our beautiful beach Wharariki, correctly!
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