Category Archives: Golden Bay

Tata Beach, Golden Bay

I used to visit Golden Bay more often when I was younger but it hasn’t happened much recently so it was nice to get over the Takaka Hill and enjoy Tata Beach, one of many beautiful spots in the region.


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Pohutukawa – The New Zealand Christmas Tree

‘Tis the season so here’s a photo of a Pohutukawa tree on Tata Beach in New Zealand’s Golden Bay. The Pohutukawa is known for it’s beautiful red flowers and ability to grow pretty much anywhere. The flowers tend to bloom in late December so it is often referred to as the New Zealand Christmas Tree. The scientific name is Metrosideros excelsa (which I’m pretty sure is also a spell used in the Harry Potter books), it’s a bit of a mouthful so let’s still stick with Pohutukawa.


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