Tuesday, May 10, 2011
MONDAY, 9 MAY 2011 A LEISURELY DRIVE
The town of Coromandal was very quaint.
We took a ride on the narrow gauge Driving Creek Railway up a mountainside for some more beautiful views.
It is a very narrow gauge!
The man who built is is a very eccentric artist who is basically a hermit and very ecologically minded. He obtained thousands of liquor bottles and used them to shore up the sides of the hill to prevent erosion.
The owner originally bought the land in order to obtain clay for his pottery. He has various pieces placed all along the route.
Back in Auckland, we settled down at the airport Holiday Inn and got ready for our trip to Australia in the morning.
One thing about New Zealand...it truly is a beautiful country, everywhere you go.