After you cross over Takaka Hill, you’ll discover the fluorescent town of Takaka, where art thrives in the form of cafes, museums, and even walking trails. That’s right; you’ll find a pathway that takes you through plenty of art galleries hosting the works of local artists. An interesting place to eat at is The Dangerous Kitchen, a café and restaurant that offer salmon pizza and fruit pizza, among other quirky dishes. Waikoropupu Springs should certainly be on your to-do list; known as the largest freshwater springs in New Zealand, the body of water is considered sacred by the Maori, and you’ll marvel at its fluorescent colors. Yes, the region is a piece of art in itself, and even one night in Takaka will make you feel more creative.