Central Hawke's Bay
To give you an idea of what a 67 room mansion looks like,
here's Jancie thinking about trying the swing.
is mostly a place we drive through on the way to Wellington. I suppose that is a shame, as it does have many draws that would be popular if the same attractions weren't also available in many other parts of the country (like quaint towns, beaches, horseback riding, fishing, and sheep). On Sunday, however, we took a rare road trip to
Central Hawke's Bay...Takapau to be more specific. The occasion: afternoon tea
at Oruawharo Homestead
|A rare photo of Zooey actually doing something.|
New Zealand is very much a coffee society. You can get a cappuccino (though you would probably order a flat white
if you are Kiwi) at Burger King. We were a little disappointed when we first arrived here that there are few places serving afternoon tea. Fortunately, the owners of Oruawharo Homestead seem to enjoy serving it in their mansion.
Sorry, I have no pictures of tea. Jancie got bored of sitting very quickly and wanted to run around the vast grounds.