Another place we stopped at (toilet breaks are good) in the central North Island was the National Army Museum, although we didn't go inside I took some photos of some of the displays on the outside.
Waiouru is a small town that gets extremely cold in the Winter due to it being near the Desert Road and Mount Ruapehu.
The country's army camps are not far from here and they tend to use the vast spacious land along next to the main highway for training.
The purpose of the museum is to teach people not just military history but also the development of New Zealand's Army and how we have contributed to the world.
The museum itself was first opened in 1978 by the Governor General of that time Sir Keith Holyoake. Over the years it has gone through more developments including storage and gallery space.
Alot of the relics on the outside above are some of the equipment that has been used over the years, these days things are alot more modern to compete with the rest of the world.
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