Beds from $28/person
Backpacker Accommodation, Collingwood, Golden Bay, NZ

Somerset House is  open once again to welcome guests to the northern area of Golden Bay. Availability may be viewed and bookings made on this website. 

NB. Trampers Transport arranged within Golden Bay all year round. Priced by the journey, not per person. Email contact preferred.

See Transport pages for availability.

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Collingwood Backpacker bonus!
Somerset House offers free kayak use in the estuary ( weather permitting ), free use of 2 bicycles on our flat roads out to Wharariki Beach, or an automatic 4WD  rental car ( $50 / day) for use in Golden Bay.
There is fishing in the estuary on the incoming tide, cockles to collect at low tide for a free feast and mussels to find on the rocks,  delicious cooked with our selection of herbs and spices. 
We do have a guest laundry, WIFI ( $5 for 500 MB or $2 for 100 MB ) and our year round special:

Highly Recommended

I’ve stayed at a lot of backpackers around New Zealand and this one is up there with the very best. Gorgeous views and peaceful surroundings make it a delightful location to unwind in …


“Best backpackers in Golden Bay, NZ”

Somerset house in Collingwood is a fine old house with a stunning, varnished wooden floor, carefully looked after by Chris and Hiromi the hosts. The free breakfast was great with homemade bread, and other typically NZ touches.

All rooms include free Breakfast with home baked bread and preserves. Cereals, Yoghurt and newly laid, free range Eggs and Bacon are also available for a small charge.


Transport & Transfers
Abel Tasman to Collingwood
Date: August 3, 2016
Travel from the end of the Abel Tasman track at Wainui or Totaranui up to Collingwood and the Heaphy Track.
Collingwood to Heaphy Track
Date: August 3, 2016
Travel between Collingwood and the Heaphy Track or back from the Heaphy Track
Takaka to Collingwood
Date: August 3, 2016
Travel between Takaka and Collingwood and back again
Where to find us
Somerset House
10 Gibbs Rd, Golden Bay 7073