Matt Munro

Takaka

Boasting New Zealand’s highest concentration of yoga pants, dreadlocks and bare feet in the high street, Takaka is a lovable little town and the last ‘big’ centre before the road west ends at Farewell Spit. You’ll find most things you need here, and a few things you don’t, but we all have an unworn tie-dyed tank top in our wardrobe, don’t we?

Beyond the town's past and present as a bit of a hippie enclave, an interesting new arts cooperative and Takaka's very own distillery are adding a more contemporary and diverse sheen.

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