Takaka, New Zealand

What to See

Golden Bay

Golden Bay, New Zealand
by Globethrill about 6 years ago
Golden Bay, New Zealand

Golden Bay is New Zealand's best kept secret. Why? Because most people never leave.
It is the 'hippie capital' of NZ. The place to go to experience a different way of life. It's isolated and fairly 'off the beaten track'. There's a strong sense of community there, with like-minded people who want a life away from the 9-5 routine, the materialistic, busy normality that most of us face. They are a trusting, environmental community that even have their own currency (HANDS - How About No Dollar System).
Spend as long there as you can. Wwoofing somewhere for a month might be the best month of your life. Oh, and did I mention it's absolutely stunning too?!