it will provide a safe and nurturing environment for its residents, especially children and old folk, fostering co-operation while respecting individuality;

Excellent backpackers accommodation

Our Community here in Golden Bay, is a small and friendly village in a place of natural beauty and tranquility, where diversity and individuality are valued;

a place of mutual consideration and assistance, whose residents willingly run and develop the Community in appreciation of the benefits it gives;

a place of trust-building and consensus seeking, where adults grow their personal and social capacities, and children benefit from living in intentional community..


Rainbow Community and Backpackers, Takaka, Golden Bay

We intend that Rainbow Valley Community will continue to maintain and develop a living community ethos and culture;

and that by so doing, and by operating under a stable and supportive legal structure, it will outlast its current membership – while retaining the spirit of intentional community;

Rainbow Valley Community and Backpackers in Golden Bay, South Islan, New Zealand
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CO2 neutral

it will continue to seek consensus in community decision-making, facilitating resolution of conflicts and insisting on non-violence;

it will maintain an attitude of stewardship towards its land, using sustainable practices, and taking effective responsibility for wise management of its assets;

and it will remain open, in principle, to new members prepared to subscribe to its agreements; and continue to embrace positive involvement with the wider community and the world.