Giant dog in Tirau

The Goldfields Railway

Anne here…

Friday today. Today was a day of travelling from the Coromandel to Taupo.

L&P bottle in Paeroa

L&P bottle in Paeroa

During our road trips we have seen some interesting Kiwiana: including a ginormous L&P bottle and a giant sheepdog in Tirau. We have seen loads of stunningly beautiful countryside. And a few landslips “slips” caused by Cyclone Cook.

Today we broke our journey at the Goldfields railway station in Waihi and had a return journey in an open topped train carriage, pulled by an diesel train engine. The children particularly enjoyed it as whenever the railway line ran along side the road, all the cars and lorry drivers would toot and wave.