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Takaka Hill

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Business Type: Marble Mountain

Overview

The great looming mass of Takaka Hill that confronts you on SH60 as you drive from Nelson to Takaka is one of New Zealand’s incomparable sweeping views that’s more of a spectacle than a landscape.

Address: Takaka Hill Highway, Takaka Hill, Tasman, New Zealand Nelson Region

Description

The great looming mass of Takaka Hill that confronts you on SH60 as you drive from Nelson to Takaka is one of New Zealand’s incomparable sweeping views that’s more of a spectacle than a landscape. The craggy 791 metre summit that’s called Marble Mountain is the grand entrance to Golden Bay and Harwood’s Lookout offers a scene that’s mind-blowing in its sweep and variety. The hill dives down into the glacier-carved, canyon-like Takaka Valley, a sculptured landscape of earthy green and gold with a patchwork quilt of farms, orchards and vineyards. Beyond the valley, frost-fractured Kahurangi peaks fill the skyline like dark, brooding humpback giants.

More Information: Golden Bay 

Locations

State Highway 60, Takaka, Golden Bay, Nelson and Bays

Photo Gallery

By <a href=http://www.flickr.com/photos/oemebamo/5378750721/> oemebamo </a> on <a href=http://www.flickr.com>Flickr</a>

By oemebamo on Flickr

  • By  <ahref=http://www.flickr.com/timparkinson/271882845/>timparkinson</a> on <a href=http://www.flickr.com>Flickr</a>
  • By  <ahref=http://www.flickr.com/vtveen/1061788253/>vtveen</a> on <a href=http://www.flickr.com>Flickr</a>
  • By  bezajel  on Flickr
  • By  seabirdnz  on Flickr

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