You are here for a wild ride on one of New Zealand’s craziest local roads, its close to Wellington and a lot of fun if you like twists and turns! I’m Harvey Button and I want to welcome to my first ever Middle Earth Monday, giving you a view of Clean and Green New Zealand! OK let’s get started with some local territory.
This map gives you a quick bird’s eye view of the area just north of Wellington. The yellow road on the left is State Highway 1, which gets pretty busy. The little A flag is the Hill Road – it twists and turns like a fairground ride and when Edgar came to visit us here in NZ he got the full treatment ending up here at the Paekakariki Hill Road Look out for a superb view up the coast.
You can also see the State Highway on the left of the picture as it travels through Paekakariki itself before travelling north for a long way up the coast. Oh, how to you pronounce it? Paekakariki you mean? Try this Pay-Kaka-Ree-Kee and see how you get on! Oh, and to see a local map of the Hill Road you can follow try here.
See you next Monday folks!