Country Roads

For the last few months I’ve been driving plenty of back roads in rural Tararua District. This isn’t really on anyone’s tourist trail in New Zealand. This is simply farming country. Much of the time, you’re on these roads by yourself, or accompanied by livestock. Often the roads are unsealed. This is real New Zealand. This is the country we love. This is the stuff we pass every day on our way somewhere. Get off the beaten track and go and visit New Zealand, not just the touristy stuff.

Horsemen from Waewaepa Station with a large team of dogs droving cattle on the Waitahora Road, heading towards Coonoor. Tararua District.
Towai Road Gap
That gap is where Towai Road, crosses the top of the Puektoi Ranges. Tararua District.
Tree roots
Heading East down Towai Road towards the Waihi Valley. Tararua District.
Looking East from the side of Towai Road win a Southerly Gale. Tararua District.
Pori Road greens
Awesome colours as I’m looking North towards the Puketoi Range from Pori Road, heading East towards Route 52. Tararua District.
3 kings
Huia Road, winds towards the Three Kings, just off Route 52, near Pongaroa. Tararua District.
Looking West down Maunga Road, Near Dannevirke. Tararua District.
Farm Scene, Weber
Sheep in the yards beside Weber Road, near Dannevirke, Tararua District.
The Bluff on Mangahei Road. Looking West. Mangahei, Tararua District.
New Zealand Farm Land
Looking East across Mangaorapa Station, from Te Uri Road, Near Porangahau. Central Hawkes Bay district.
Cattle grazing with the Ruahine Ranges in the near distance. beside SH2, Norsewood. Tararua District.
Sheep and Clouds
Weather on the Ruahine Foothills. Otanga Road, near Dannevirke, Tararua District.
Ormondville Railway Station. Ormondville. Tararua District.
Trees in the clouds
Trees peeking through the low cloud. Looking East from the Saddle Road. Near Woodville. Tararua District.
Grounds staff
Grounds Staff? Mangatainoka Rugby Club. Beside SH2, Eketahuna. Tararua District.
Saddle Rays
Sunrays on the way East over the Saddle Road, near Ashurst. Manawatu.
I actually can’t remember where I took this. Tararua District.
Autumnal colours from Pohangina Valley Road. Manawatu
Sale day
Sale of dairy cattle at Matamau Sale Yards. Tararua District.
Tree lined driveway tall
That’s actually someone’s driveway. Near Akitio. Tararua District.

The Akitio Coast

I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing some of the landscapes I love so much. We have much amazing ¬†countryside, off the beaten track. Those country roads are my home.


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