After Dargaville on state highway 12 Lake Taharoa is situated. It is our last stop before entering Northland Conservation Park. Lake was surrounded by some awesome jungle. The scenery was reflecting some picture of paradise.
You would be surprised that some parts of New Zealand has sand as well. when you travel towards Cape Reinga on state highway 1f, near Te Kao there is a lake called Lake Wahakari. This lake is not very impressive but if you keep following this road you will get to the place The Bluff. It is a series of sand hills.
Otamatea Kauri & Pioneer Museum is in Matakohe. Otamatea Kauri & Pioneer Museum has plenty of interesting stuff. One of the interesting stuff was that steam train engine used for transportation in early days. This train engine has now been preserved in the museum. The main thing about it is that it is in very good shape.
Otamatea Kauri & Pioneer Museum is in Matakohe.One of the section in Otamatea Kauri & Pioneer Museum represents the life style of early stages in New Zealand. In this picture you could see a family and dining room. Dummies have been used to reflect that life style of eighties.
When we left from Auckland Matakohe was our first stop. We were on the mission of exploring Northern Island and our first stop was a small town. In Matakohe the most important thing is to see the Otamatea Kauri & Pioneer Museum. There was nominal entrance fee for the entrance to get in. it took my thirty minutes to get in……no………not because it was busy. I wanted to stretch my legs first after three hours drive. The picture was taken at the time when i was stretching my legs.
Kauri Trees are very tall, large and supposed to be very old. The tree in the picture was supposed to be around 5000 years old and local inhabitants believe it as a god. They come in groups to the worship. There is a forest of these Kauri trees in Northland Conservation Park.