This email comes to me from Michael N, he sent along some info regarding Golden Bay. Apparently the locals use it once a year for an event called ‘The Gathering’, read on:
You know, reading your article on TORN about the location for filming being on a “mountain in Golden Bay”, it got me thinking as to the possible location. And of course, I thought, the Gathering is held every year on a mountain in Golden Bay, primarily because the location is handy, the farmer is willing for people to use the land, and there are good amenities. Sounds like they could be using Caanan Downs then? Of course, there are other mountains in Golden Bay, but I doubt there are so many that have places for trucks and trailers to park on.