Posted by: danielfee | October 9, 2011

Travel Photo of the Day 10-9-2011

Wanganui, New Zealand

On our last trip to New Zealand a couple of years ago, we spent some time driving around the north island and scouting places we might like to live. Our plan when we retire is to spend half the year in New Zealand and the other half in the states. The place that is at the top of the list is Wanganui. Located on the southwest coast, it is a medium-size town with a population around 41,000 and a thriving arts community. It is about 100 miles north of Wellington. Mt. Ruapehu in the Tongarito National Park, made famous by the Lord of the Rings movies,  is approximately 50 miles to the north. To the northwest of town is the Wanganui National Park so there are plenty of hiking opportunities. Now if I could just when the lottery, we could retire early. If not, it will take a few more years.


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