Taihape-Napier Road

Taihape-Napier Road

The unnamed plateau you will encounter driving along the Taihape-Napier Road is quite extraordinary. In part this is because it is farmed and was amazingly green when we drove though, despite being a high plateau on the east side of New Zealand.

To the west you can sometimes make out Ruapehu in good weather, but at 900 metres on a plateau, it was quite cold and windy!

When you get to the junction at the end of Te Moehau Road, you can head to SH1 by going south to Taihape or west towards Waiouru.

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