Monday, 11 April 2016

Views of Tauranga from the Minden Te Puna lookout

After relaxing on Saturday we drove out approx 15 minutes out of Tauranga to the Te Puna Minden Road lookout which as you can see by my photos below has sweeping views from before Mount Maunganui out all the way to Welcome Bay. Quite the scenery huh?

Out in the distance if you can see a large mountain that's Mount Maunganui - where we live :-)

This native NZ tree fern's leaves had turned to brown at the bottom as the old growth is falling away.

This one is my favourite, rain droplets on leaves and spent flower buds of a NZ native Five Fingered tree glisten in the overcast morning air.

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  1. I love the view overlooking the ocean, it's killer!

  2. Flora may be wilting, but still beautiful in its Autumn state. And your s energy is spectacular.

  3. I love the last photo of the flowers. cheers.

  4. New Zealand is a beautiful country. I'd love to visit it again.

  5. The views are beautiful indeed! The clouds make the scene more dramatic.

  6. What a beautiful view. I am almost embarrassed that we haven't made it to your part of New Zealand yet, especially as it is probably less than 5 hours away.

    1. dont worry about it, until last year I'd never ventured to this area. It's about 2 hours from Auckland :-)

  7. What a great place to visit and lovely nature photography!

    Happy Week to you ~ ^_^

  8. such an interesting place. Much to see and photograph.



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