This mural covering the Surf Lodge 45 backpackers building in Ōpunake features Māori imagery as well as the ubiquitous Mt Taranaki. More than 35 buildings in the town are adorned with murals recording aspects of local sport, culture and history. Most are the work of Dennis Lattimer, who was supported and funded by the Egmont Arts Council. His largest work, ‘Reflections of Ōpunake’, adorns the side wall of the local theatre. Surf Lodge 45 takes its name from State Highway 45, Taranaki’s coastal route – popularly known as Surf Highway 45 because of the world-class surf beaches it passes.
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