Is the main business, service and shopping centre for Golden Bay and was founded in 1854. A stroll down the main street will reveal the importance of the very active and well recognised arts and crafts community. There is a wide range of accommodation, a good selection of restaurants and cafés, as well as a library and playground.
record the history of many of the town's old buildings and are displayed on the front of buildings along Commercial Street.
TAKAKA TOWNSHIP: TAKAKA
Labyrinth Rocks Park
has been developed as an enchanting family attraction and they are 2 kilometres from Takaka on the way to Pohara. Nature has produced a maze-like network of canyons through a limestone outcrop.