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 and TV. 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)


Average Rating: 5
21 total reviews

Jason L
Lovely spot, great hosts.
Lucinda Rees
We just love the Rock’n Rata, being in the most wonderful setting. We went for long walks by the sea or in the hills and all is very accessible. The owners are a delight and help make the stay restful. Thank you for letting us stay there with our dogs, we just wish we could have stayed longer.
Al and Sue
We stayed at Rock & Rata in September 2018 The property was situated in a lovely private rural setting surrounded by fruit trees and the fabulous Takaka rocks, The upstairs bedroom had views of the Grove scenic reserve which has the most amazing rocks I've ever seen. The cottage was clean and tidy with a cosy log fire and a well furnished kitchen, just five minutes down the road is the Pohara beach with great cafe's and views, John and Sue were lovely hosts, Rock & Rata is the best spot I've stayed at in a long time.
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Date rangeRatesExtra guestsMinimum stay
3 Feb - 30 Sep $140 / Night for 2 guests$153 Nights
1 Oct - 30 Nov $140 / Night for 2 guests$153 Nights
1 Dec - 19 Dec $140 / Night for 2 guests$155 Nights
20 Dec - 2 Feb $190 / Night for 2 guests$157 Nights
Rest of year$130 / Night for 2 guests$152 Nights
3 Feb - 30 Sep
$140 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $15Min. stay: 3 Nights
1 Oct - 30 Nov
$140 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $15Min. stay: 3 Nights
1 Dec - 19 Dec
$140 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $15Min. stay: 5 Nights
20 Dec - 2 Feb
$190 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $15Min. stay: 7 Nights
Rest of year
$130 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $15Min. stay: 2 Nights
Reduced rate for longer stays from February until mid December.
$10/night surcharge weekends and public holidays from Mar to mid December.
Linen hire available @ $50 per couple per stay.


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