We left Palmerston North for Wanganui this morning arriving just before lunch. Wanganui is a quaint little town with a great Information Centre with FREE WIFI :)
There is a large tower on the hill above the town and an underground elevator up to the top of the hill, but we decided to walk up. From the top views right over the town to the river mouth and sea could be seen, beautiful.
|View from Wanganui Tower over the town|
|The elevator to Wanganui Tower|
We then drove to Hawera, the drive was through plains and small undulating hills. At one point right ahead Luke pointed out a huge mountain in the distance, towering way above the hills and the clouds. We were later to discover this is Mt Taranaki an active volcano!!
|En route to Hawera|
|Mt Taranaki (an active volcano) in the distance|