Rock 'n Rata Cottage

Rocklands Road, Clifton, Golden Bay
Max Guests

About this Holiday House

Rock 'n Rata Cottage is on the 7 acre organic property of the historic Rocklands Homestead. The cottage has its own private access 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. Rural and sea views across to the hills on the far side of Golden Bay. Very sheltered and private, yet only 3 mins drive to Pohara Beach and 7 mins from Takaka. Property is adjacent to Grove Scenic Reserve, a rock and rata wonderland with a panoramic view of Golden Bay. The perfect base for exploring the Abel Tasman and Kahurangi National Parks. Delightful, spacious, well-equipped cottage, woody and warm (log burner). Bath, shower, laundry, TV and free unlimited Wifi. A wonderful place to stay all year round.

Details and amenities

Child friendly
Pet: please enquire
Linen: please enquire
Smoking outside only
No disabled access
High Chair
Washing Machine
Boat parking
Off Street Parking
Cellphone coverage
Cleaning equipment
Cleaning supplies
Clothes line
Electric heat
Fire wood supplied
Internet available
Laundry Tub
Outdoor furniture
Wood stove

Bed layout

1 Queen(s), 3 Single(s)

Special Amenities

Delightful, spacious cottage on an organic orchard. Very private and sheltered. Limestone rock outcrops create a unique setting. Property has the X-factor and guests are constantly wowed by it.

Special Attractions and Activities Nearby

Adjacent to the Grove Scenic Reserve. 3 mins from Pohara Beach - safe swimming. 7 mins from Takaka township. 45 mins from Totaranui Beach and Awaroa Inlet Handy to Rawhiti Caves, Ligar Bay, Tata Beach and Wainui.


Average Rating: 5
37 total reviews

Raig Kleinhans
Absolutely delightful cottage, very clean and warm and close to beaches and walks. Susan and John are wonderful hosts. We are really looking forward to staying again in the future.
Steve Dann
Fantastic accommodation, loved the fact it's walking distance to the Grove. Highly recommend, host's friendly and respectful. Private accommodation with separate access way.
Nadine Marshall
Rock and Rata Cottage is a delightful oasis of natural calm and sunshine nestled away in a magical part of Golden Bay. It has all you need for a laid back and pleasurable stay. The cosy fire kept us snug at night and the sunshine warmed the Cottage through the day. It was fresh and clean, with comfortable bed, good shower pressure and close to some wonderful walks, beaches and a short drive from Takaka township, with separate access to the Cottage. Susan is a wonderful warm host. We could have stayed much longer and look forward to returning.
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Date rangeRatesExtra guestsMinimum stay
29 Jan - 28 Feb $180 / Night for 2 guests$155 Nights
1 Mar - 31 Mar $170 / Night for 2 guests$155 Nights
1 Apr - 30 Nov $160 / Night for 2 guests$155 Nights
1 Dec - 14 Dec $170 / Night for 2 guests$153 Nights
15 Dec - 28 Jan $220 / Night for 2 guests$157 Nights
Rest of year$150 / Night for 2 guests$154 Nights
29 Jan - 28 Feb
$180 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $15Min. stay: 5 Nights
1 Mar - 31 Mar
$170 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $15Min. stay: 5 Nights
1 Apr - 30 Nov
$160 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $15Min. stay: 5 Nights
1 Dec - 14 Dec
$170 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $15Min. stay: 3 Nights
15 Dec - 28 Jan
$220 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $15Min. stay: 7 Nights
Rest of year
$150 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $15Min. stay: 4 Nights
Reduced rate for longer stays from March until mid December.
Two night bookings possible one week in advance in off-season
Linen hire available @ $50 per couple per stay. Free linen for stays of 7 nights or more.


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