Saturday, September 20, 2008


Not to sound to Bridget Jonesy but last weekend we went to Auckland for a mini-break. We took in a show, the Auckland Museum and even went to the top of the iconic Sky Tower. On the way we stopped in Karangahake Gorge, an 8 kilometer stretch of road along the way. The gorge is very dramatic with a rushing stream and verdant cliffs. The area is loaded with tramping trails. We chose a loop trail that goes through an old railroad tunnel a kilometer long. After our little hike we had a hearty breakfast a the nearby cafe and we continued on to the big city. Below are some photos from the gorge.
Mark leading the way in the dark tunnel
We were not the first people there. It was wallpapered with graffiti These Calla Lilies grow wild all over NZ. They are huge!

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