8/19/16

our latest adventure

We have been out wandering about the countryside again. We started 
along the Forgotten World Highway and drove south to the Whanganui River Road.
There were a few specific places I wanted to visit--and I will share them with you--but half the fun is getting there.

Tongariro and Mt Ngauruhoe (otherwise, known as Mt Doom!).

We saw lots of wild goats--but only after Hubby commented that we hadn't seen any yet!

Wild turkeys.


Gas warning sign along the way.

This is one of many cute lambs that we saw.

That's kilometers per hour, not miles (about 15.5 miles).

This little lost guy had his duck friend to keep him company.


25 comments:

Jeanna said...

Aww, sweet cow and duck. the goats frolicking in the distance is especially amusing considering what hubby said. Love the photo and LOTR reference.

diane b said...

NZ place names never case to stagger me. How on earth do you know how to pronounce them. Love your photos especially the cute little lamb and the snow covered mountains.

manali - himachal pradesh said...

Beautiful scenic beauty, nice captured specially little lamb and volcano mountain.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Well I enjoyed that outing - thanks for taking me along!!! YAM xx

Carol @Comfort Spring Station said...

Your photos make me want to go the country - lambs, ducks, cattle. It was a refreshing post. Have a wonderful weekend.

Frida, Bilbo e Sofia Cats said...

What a beautiful landscape !!!! Stunning !!!!
Certainly, it was a gorgeous trip !!!!Hehehe...
And very cute lamb !!!!!
Have a great weekend !!!!
A meow of Sofia

Linda W. said...

Thanks for taking us along on your drive. I love the name "forgotten world highway"

Christine said...

What a fun trip with so much to photograph along the way! Loved the shot of the wee lamb & the turkey & what a breathtaking view across to the snow capped peaks!

Sandra Nachlinger said...

New Zealand is at the top of my must-visit list. Your photos make me want to pack a bag and take off right now!

Poem fanatic said...

That lamb looks adorable, and your picture of "Mt Doom" is great as well.
Thanks for sharing!

pixiedusk said...

What a stunning view! I love the duck and the cow, so sweet!

lovecandd said...

That shot with the snow covered mountains in the distant is stunning! We will be in New Zealand in a few months time (probably January/February time) and am so looking forward to driving around seeing the wildlife. Thanks for the post! Love C and D x

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I do want to visit New Zealand some day! Sigh. Thanks for sharing the wonderful photos..I don't know what is cuter, the goats or the lambs?

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Melinda Ott said...

Such wonderful pictures! I would love to go to New Zealand someday!

Coombe Mill said...

What an incredible journey with so much to see. You wouldn't want to take those bends at any speed for fear of your life or the animals you might hit, one for taking in the scenery and enjoying the experience.

pattisjarrett said...

That does look like a wonderful adventure. So glad you are able to share it with us. Is there anything cuter than a lamb?

OneDad3Girls said...

Amazing photos. I love the Mt Doom one. What a wonderful place to explore

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Bear and Cardigan said...

I love these photo's and the name of the road is wonderful, luckily someone remembered it was there! #MySundayPhoto

Tas D said...

Wow so much to see and the scenery is just stunning. I'd love to go there one day to just explore it all!

Rhonda Albom said...

64 km of winding roads . . . tiring, but beautiful.

Ruth Daly said...

Love that photo of the mountain - it's stunning!

Lisa@IntoTheGlade said...

Forgotten Highway sounds so mysterious. Of course, it is Spring in your part of the world the lambs do look very cute indeed. I can't believe the amount of wild animals you have there, no wonder you have to drive slowly. Great pictures xx

Sue Jackson said...

Looks like a lovely park! I was just wondering last week on our vacation whether other countries had National Parks like we do, so thanks for sharing yours! And I had no idea that there were wild turkeys in NZ - I thought they were strictly a North American native.

Sue

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Alexa T said...

So lovely and funny moments captured... A trip with lots of surprises along the way: wild goats, lambs, wild turkeys, duck, amazing scenes ... A beautiful mountain with snow, too!
A great day!

Cuco ramalheiro said...

Boas fotos de um fantástico país.

Parabéns!