So you are heading out on the great road south from Auckland towards Taupo and beyond. Why not take a road less travelled and enjoy drop-dead beautiful rural landscapes, an environmental success story, a bit of history and some great photo ops for Facebook or the ‘Gram?
Instead of the crowded, and dare I say it, perhaps too-familiar State Highway 1 south of Cambridge, take the back roads that follow the Waikato River and the hydro lakes along it. Slower, no doubt, than the sprint down SH1 but you will be richly rewarded for the extra 20 minutes or so.
Actually, I lie. It will be more like 45 minutes because every few km you will be out of the car getting the kind of photos that usually pop up on TV One’s weather presentation.
Arapuni translates roughly as the Hidden Path, and how apt is that? It’s a … Read more