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Hobbiton like country

Going home, though every one of them was asleep, until this eejit...

Hills, dales and fast flowing rivers.

Beautiful Countryside


Amazing Fauna

Cloud covered volcano.

Watch out for Kiwi!

Spent the day driving to the Tongariro National Park. Collected the car 8am and departed Auckland 9am and arrived at pre-booked Adventure Lodge in the late evening. Have a 2 litre Mazda, automatic. Traffic out of Auckland horrendous and road very busy on down to Hamilton. New Zealand has a population of 4 million and most live in these 2 cities.

Cut off Highway 1 to carry on to National Park. Only then, amazingly little traffic, did I notice that the countryside is beautiful, green and undulating. Lots of Cattle Ranches, sheep farms and what appears to be Maize or Corn fields. Room at lodge has cooking facilities and TV. Slept as sound as a lord.

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