Collingwood offers a great selection of mountain biking and cycling attractions and activities. Enjoy New Zealand's great outdoors and the superb local scenery on a mountain bike trail or cycling track around Collingwood. Farewell Spit plus cafes and the Naked Possum and Langford Store Cafe are within biking distance and four enthusiasts cycled to Wharariki Beach last summer! A new service moving bikes from one end of the Heaphy to the other by air has begun this season. This enables you to leave your car at either end of the track and fly to retrieve it. A pickup service for packs is available at a small charge from Takaka Airport for guests staying at Collingwood Park Motel at the beginning or end of their ride.
Experience the natural wildlife of New Zealand up close with a natural wildlife experience in Collingwood. See endangered species, unique birds, animals and plants and current conservation projects aimed at preserving our wildlife. Bird life abounds on the estuary especially at low tide and gannets can be seen feeding from the nearby beach. Milnethorpe Park nearby which connects via the beach to Collingwood has numerous paths to explore.Farewell Spit Eco Tours provide opportunities for gannet viewing and also a special Wader Bird tour.Wharariki Beach is becoming renowned for the displays provided by young seals as they perform in rock pools at low tide. The safe Collingwood Beach provides opportunities for young and old to gather shells and construct hideaways!
The Cape Farewell Horse Treks operate from nearby and provide several different opportunities for both experienced and less experienced riders to see historical sights, geological formations and great views from vantage points not normally accessible to the general public.
Golden Bay has long been known for the quality and quantity of its art. There are many artists and craftspeople showing and selling their work and maps available to assist you to find their studios.