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Okarito Sandfly Repellent



We stayed in the small, West Coast town of Okarito (can you call a settlement of 32 people a town?) as winter turned to spring, and fell in love with it. The well-kept, nostalgic wooden houses and the evidence of creative lives lived in this tiny place drew us in. Admittedly, so did the excellent coffee (and wifi) at Rich and Edwina’s kayak hire business, Okarito Nature Tours. When they got in touch a few months later about a rebrand for their natural sandfly repellent and a new website, we leapt at the chance to repay their hospitality.


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A little nugget at the West Coast, Okarito was a thriving gold mining town for about 18 months in the 1860s. We tried to imagine the industrious bustle walking down the main (only) street but couldn’t really picture it. It feels like this place is made for stone-skipping, sticks-picking, sandfly-swatting lazy afternoons on the beach and hanging out at the only cafe, both of which we did thoroughly...
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