This will be a post with more pictures than words. There’s been a bit of an illness out and about in the world in 2020 putting paid to most people’s travel plans. We’ve been very fortunate in New Zealand to have avoided most of the worst of Covid, so far. Our borders are closed to all but returning NZ citizens and residents, and workers coming in who are deemed essential.
What this means for peoples holidays though, is that if you want to take your chances overseas, you are forced into 2 weeks managed isolation upon your return. So for the foreseeable future, we kiwis will have to holiday in our own back yard. That’s not such a trial of course, it’s quite nice here.
One of my favourite things to do in my spare time is take a small road trip down remote rural roads to see what there is to see. The stuff you wouldn’t otherwise see unless you lived there, or made a special trip. We all know where the big famous scenery is in New Zealand, the mountains and lakes, the amazing beaches, the volcanoes and bubbling mud. The Geysers and Fjords. There’s been enough of our remarkable landscape starring in numerous movies for everyone who’s heard of New Zealand, to have seen the most scenic places.
However, the rest of New Zealand which isn’t famous is also pretty awesome. This isn’t an attempt to show off landscape photography, this is about simply showing off some landscapes.
All these images are from remote rural roads in the lower central North Island. I’ll try to name the road if I can recall it specifically. Enjoy the ride.
That’ll do for now, I hope you get a chance to explore some back roads in rural New Zealand some day when the world is back to ‘normal’.