Saturday, December 30, 2006

Centre of New Zealand

About 20+ minutes steep walking, just slightly east to the town centre, is this monument. The pen-like object points to a plate underneath which is the symbolic geographical centre of New Zealand. It's the tiny white/blue spot on this map. The real geographical centre is a little further south. More info here.

On this day, I saw bunch of primary school kids coming with teacher and parents to learn how the Maitai River flows to the sea.

This is on your way up. Here is a view from the top.


  1. Interesting. Thanks for the geography lesson. Nice shot showing the lay of the land.

  2. I remember the photo from half way up. I would never make it to the top unless someone pulled me heh. Interesting history.

  3. Th view from there is wonderful!


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