Rock 'n Rata Cottage

Cottage | Pohara Beach | #24210

9.8/10 (58 ratings)
  • 5 Guests
  • Studio
  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • Pets ok
  • No smoking
  • Best Pet Friendly 2014


Rock 'n Rata Cottage is on the 7 acre organic property of the historic Rocklands Homestead. Behind the cottage are mature citrus trees and guests may pick their own grapefruit for breakfast.

Well-equipped cottage, woody and warm. Log burner with firewood supplied. Most guests walk in the door and say how lovely it is.

The cottage has its own private driveway and is set against a backdrop of limestone outcrops, nikau palms and mature rata and totara trees. These and the huge pohutukawa and puriri trees behind the homestead attract many tuis, bellbirds and woodpigeons.

Cottage faces nor-west and gets all day sun. Rural and sea views across to the hills on the far side of Golden Bay. Very sheltered and private yet just 3 mins drive to Pohara Beach and 8 mins from Takaka township. Only a short drive further to Ligar Bay, Tata Beach and Wainui Bay. Less than a one hour drive and you'll be on Totaranui Beach or at the Awaroa Estuary where you can walk at low tide to Awaroa Beach.

Property is adjacent to the Grove Scenic Reserve, a rock and rata wonderland with a panoramic view of Golden Bay.

Rock 'n Rata Cottage is the perfect base for exploring the Abel Tasman and Kahurangi National Parks. The property has the X-factor and guests are constantly wowed by the unique setting.

Special conditions:

Reduced rate for four or more nights from April - mid December and for seven or more nights in February and March

Two night stays generally not confirmed until a week before unless they fit with other bookings.

Pets allowed by prior arrangement

Smoking allowed outside only

Extras: Linen (Optional, NZ$50.00 per stay); NOTE: Under Kiwi bach tradition you are expected to: Clean the house and do the dishes before you leave;


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Fridge
  • Highchair
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Oven
  • SKY TV ®
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Living area

    2 x Single bed


Maybe booked

*Pricing may vary depending on the dates you choose and the number of guests. Additional charges (extras) and minimum stay criteria may also apply. Service fees may also apply.

Reviews (61)

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  • Really peaceful place to stay and perfect for our dog

    Really peaceful place to stay and perfect for our dog. Lovely hosts. Close to beach and walks but ideal if you just want to do nothing but relax.

    Anita K. Mar 2019

  • From the moment you drive up the path, with fruit trees either...

    From the moment you drive up the path, with fruit trees either side, you know you have booked the right place. A feeling of calm. Then met by the most glorious hosts, friendly, helpful and happy, a joy to meet. Finally the bach, a glorious place, clean and interesting, set hidden in its own secluded area. A perfect spot we found very hard to leave. The bed was comfy, the Wi-Fi actually useful and the outdoor area with BBQ if you wish, a great place to spend your time. As for location, ideally positioned with walks, beaches and town all nearby. Enjoy.

    James A. Feb 2019

  • Tranquil cottage in orchard setting

    Tranquil cottage in orchard setting. Minutes from beaches, hikes, golfing and town. Easy to relax at this fine location. Cottage has everything you need.

    Jasonle9 100%|12x Jan 2019

  • Great property and central to everything Golden Bay has to offer

    Great property and central to everything Golden Bay has to offer. 100%|1x Jan 2019

  • We loved staying at Rock n Rata

    We loved staying at Rock n Rata. The location is very handy for Takaka, Pohara and other Golden Bay attractions, while being private and quiet, and surrounded by beautiful countryside and birds. The cottage was clean and well equipped, with everything we needed. It was particularly hot during our stay and the cottage does get quite hot inside. The cottage is perfect for a couple or a couple with one or two children.

    helerd927 100%|16x Jan 2019

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