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The Innlet Backpackers and Cottages

839 Collingwood-Puponga Main Road Pakawau, Collingwood 7073 New Zealand
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#2 of 7 Specialty lodging in Collingwood
Set in lush rainforest adjoining Kahurangi NP & bounded with beautiful mountain stream. Comfortable beds. Enjoy Golden Bay Panorama from Separation Pt. to F.Spit from our "Bushwalk Lookout." Stroll 200 m to sandy beach with shell fish & almost no sandflies! Superb walks on the breathtaking coastline of Wharariki & F. Spit. Shared facilities, en suites, apartments, private cottages. Friendly & relaxing.
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Coco wrote a review Mar 2020
Sheffield, United Kingdom190 contributions80 helpful votes
Relaxing atmosphere close to lovely walks and beautiful surroundings. The place is heaven. Large glass windows. Fantastic kitchen. Lovely hosts. Can’t fault it. Highly recommended. Amazing done up inside
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
mummakook wrote a review Jan 2020
Wollongong, Australia392 contributions88 helpful votes
We stayed in one of the cottages out the back with a private bathroom and kitchen. The room was well appointed with everything you could need for a comfortable stay. Beautiful location with their own spacious gardens, in close proximity to many places to explore, we could happily have stayed longer. The internet access is limited.
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Date of stay: February 2019
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Michel and Hilde wrote a review May 2019
Leeuwarden, The Netherlands19 contributions1 helpful vote
We got to The Innlet after quite a few days on the road, it is a perfect place for a rest day! We planned a long day hike but ended up taking the bush walk on the property and after that we enjoyed the comfortable lounge with the fire going. The hosts Angela, Katie and Jonathan were very welcoming and always making sure we were comfortable, starting the fire and fresh fruit on the table. We stayed in a double room in the house and bed was very comfortable, bathroom facilities were good and also the option to use compost toilets outside. Great large equipped kitchen. Golden Bay is a great place to explore and only a short drive to Wharariki beach and lots of other walks.
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Date of stay: May 2019
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Fernas wrote a review Mar 2019
Christchurch, New Zealand300 contributions21 helpful votes
We stayed at the Innlet for 6 nights during our January holidays as we wanted to explore the Golden Bay area and also the West Coast area. We booked online the Opua Cottage which is located outside the main house and could also sleep 3 of us (me, my wife and my daughter). The Opua Cottage has everything you need to cook (all clean and organized) and very comfortable beds (one double and one single), but, does not have toilets which you will need to use the main house ones. We were very welcoming by the owner when we arrived, he gave us very good local tips and took us through the hotel which was extremely clean and organized. Our cottage were very private at the back of the house with a good view to the garden and bush lands. It is small, but it was perfect for us as we were spending more time outside anyway. The main house has 1 toilet and 2 showers, they were always clean, i believe is serviced everyday, and the shower was very good. The big kitchen, inside the main house, have everything you need, we did not used it, but you are welcome to do it. At 300 meters walk, or you can use their bicycles (they have 4 bikes you can use) is the local beach, amazing piece of paradise and no one around. During the day they encourage you to use the environment friendly toilet outside, it was the first time my daughter used it, and she loved it. It was very clean with no smell and a felling that you were on a "normal" toilet". Few tips for you: To explore Golden Bay everyday, this place is a little far, around 25 minutes drive everyday at least. To explore Abel Tasman is even more far, around 35 minutes minimum. To explore the West Coach of Wharariki Beach (amazing place) and Puponga, is very close. The local beach is amazing and peaceful. They normally receive the West Coast weather, so, be aware that they could get strong winds and rain while other places could be dry. More tips, please ask.
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Date of stay: January 2019
Trip type: Traveled with family
Weronika Oechslin wrote a review Feb 2018
23 contributions5 helpful votes
There are plenty places to stay in Golden Bay, but the Innlet is one of the best. It is a small paradise in the middle of a bush, where you can just relax and find some peace. We stayed in the Garden Flat, a small apartment surrounded by rose bushes and other flowers. The apartment was cozy - a spacious bedroom, a bathroom and a small but lovely kitchen. Outside there are available some benches, picnic tables and hammocks. There is also a bush walk and a huge spider net over the creek. The host is an open friendly and easygoing person. We can for sure recommend the Innlet to everyone!
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Date of stay: February 2018Trip type: Traveled as a couple
$53 - $69 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandSouth IslandNelson-Tasman RegionGolden BayCollingwood
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Innlet Backpackers and Cottages
Which popular attractions are close to The Innlet Backpackers and Cottages?
Nearby attractions include Rosy Glow Chocolate (4.0 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Innlet Backpackers and Cottages?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and laundry service.
What food & drink options are available at The Innlet Backpackers and Cottages?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at The Innlet Backpackers and Cottages?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Innlet Backpackers and Cottages?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Courthouse Cafe, The Old School Cafe, and MAD Cafe Golden Bay.
Is The Innlet Backpackers and Cottages accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.