Tuesday, 15 December 2009

Welcome to Whangarei

I had a wonderful weekend up in Northland.  Never having been North of Auckland before I wasn't sure what to expect.  I've see a great deal of the country from Auckland south to its southern tip on Stewart Island and the one thing that anyone will tell you is that this is a country of considerable variety and beauty:  glaciers and fjords, sub-tropical rain forests and scrubland, volcanos live and dead, long sandy beaches and sea cliffs.  The variety never ends.  So I really had no idea what to expect in Northland except, of course, the inevitable beauty.  The hop on a Beech 20 seat twin turbo-prop from Auckland to Whangarei takes 35 minutes officially but, in reality, it took considerably less.

Coming into Whangarei from the South I had my first glimpse of what I came to know as the Uppity Downity Mountains.  The hill under the arrow became particularly significant.
Welcome to Whangarei and my weekend's adventure


  1. Can't wait to hear about the hill! Looks like interesting landscape!

  2. Love the shot of the Uppity Downity Mountains!