We've had some unseasonably late snow in the central North Island this last week. I needed to get down to Hawkes Bay on Tuesday and as the Taupo - Napier road was closed, had to go the long way - through Opotiki and the lovely but disected country of the Waioeka Gorge to Gisborne and then south to Napier. It's a beautiful wild bit of New Zealand, but it was a long day's driving as the road goes through the hills covered in rainforest and is very twisting and turning, following the river for much of the way.
Coming back, the Titokura pass north-east of Napier still had a sprinkling of the white stuff. I stitched this view together for you.