2 May 2013

From Roturua to Napier

Driving down towards Napier we stopped by at LakeTaupo, which is the largest lake in New Zealand. Before this I should mention that we stopped by at the Huka Falls, which is a huge waterfall  fed by the mighty Waikato River. New Zealand is so full of really breath-taking sights and this one is no different. Our tour director Brian though said "Oh you haven't seen anything yet! There's more to come." I can't imagine anything more beautiful or more gorgeous. 

A street in Napier the art deco capital of NZ
Repin at the Huka Falls
Lake Taupo

Lake Taupo is a favourite summer getaway and is a beautiful tourist resort. There are lots of  pretty little boutiques, restaurants and hotels here. We stopped for lunch and continued on our way through more spectacular scenery. Now there are more sheep and cattle stations as well as huge vineyards spreading all over the rolling hills. This area is also the main fruit growing area of New Zealand though as this is the fall season, most of the fruit farms have already been picked. In fact we did stop at a fruit farm but all the peaches had been plucked and sold by then. 

Napier, where we stayed for the night is considered the art deco capital of New Zealand. It was once a flourishing city but was destroyed by an earthquake in the 1930s. When it was rebuilt, the architecture was mainly art deco. 


Naida said...

New Zealand must be gorgoeus!

♥●• İzdihër •●♥ said...

what a place.

Kat said...

Yes Izdiher and Naida, it is a really beautiful country and I think too that the New ZEalanders really look after their country. It is so well looked after and so clean!