Collingwood has a post shop, a food store, 24 hr fuel pumps, a boat launching ramp, and Tinky’s Tavern.
Unfortunately, are no longer.
Just out of town at Pakawau this hostelry offers a varied menu, a list of local ales and a friendly evening out.
Probably, the most well known beach in the top of the South Island. You need to go there.
Visit the historic Old Collingwood Cemetery, whose ornate wrought-iron fences & crumbling grave-markers are scattered on a rocky hillside beside what was once the coach-road to the goldfields. Read stories of early colonial life from the head-stones. 10 minute stroll from Somerset.