Tag Archives: Golden Bay

Colling Woods and Golden Bays


We arrived in Golden Bay four weeks ago and followed the road right up to Collingwood. Sleepy and laid back, it is situated on a tiny tip of land separating the mouth of the Aorere River, in the Ruataniwha (“Taniwha’s den”, or, even scarier, “Two Taniwhas”?) inlet, and the calm waters of Golden Bay. There … Continue reading Colling Woods and Golden Bays

100 Days # 21: The Johnnys

We went to see The Johnnys play last night at The Naked Possum – a cafe pretty much in the middle of nowhere, down a gravel road somewhere near Collingwood in Golden Bay. They were heaps of fun – billed as the world’s only all girl, all Johnny Cash band, they played to a modest … Continue reading 100 Days # 21: The Johnnys

Summer migration


Growing up, it seemed like all of Christchurch migrated north to Nelson and Golden Bay for summer. Having now spent 3 weeks in the area, it’s easy to see why. It has rained for half a day since we’ve been here, the roadside stalls are packed with summer fruits and berries, and the real fruit … Continue reading Summer migration