The drive to the Hawkes Bay region across the mountains was again spectacular. Unfortunately it is impossible to stop on these mountainous roads to take photos so most of these were taken from the car window.
We are staying in the grounds of Mission Estate Winery in Taradale, near Napier.
The food at their restaurant was exceptional.
The Farmhouse is a lovely cottage, very well appointed, and since we arrived the weather has been great.
Napier is an Art Deco city and has some excellent buildings of the era. A large cruise ship was in port when we visited so the town was buzzing with tourists. The Esplanade is lined with flower gardens and colonnades.
If you are coming to the area we would certainly recommend the accommodation. Check them out at http://www.missionestate.co.nz/
Hi Jim & Kerry………..thanks for all the photos and updates to date.We are glad you are having such a grand time in N.Z. Napier is a highlight.
Also terrific to catch up in Sydney for your stop over…..or should we say “sleepover”.
Enjoy the rest of your tour.
Graham & Heather
Thanks…it was a lovely sleepover. NZ is fabulous, I’m sure we will visit again.
You are a whiz with that camera. I hope Jim at least slowed down for you.
I am amazed at how good the camera takes these moving photos. In the mountains we were only travelling a snails pace but the rivers and lakes were just snapped out of an open window.
Hi Jim & Kerry inspiring and beautiful photos. As the Pink Floyd song goes Wish You Were Here – and we certainly do! Janet having some tough days but your trip is an incentive for her to get to 1 July. I think New Zealand might be first cab off the rank next time we travel.
Love to you both…NZ would be the ideal holiday.