I've written about my wild, windy day at Castlepoint before, but there are plenty more photos from that New Zealand outing that have been sitting on my computer for nearly 4 years, just itching to be shared. So, since I've been lazy this week and my brain is now mush after grad school finals, today I bring to you pretty pictures from Castlepoint.
This coastal location can be found about 2 hours northeast of Wellington, and makes a fantastic weekend trip either as an alternative to or in conjunction with a visit to the Wairarapa wine country.
You will need a car of your own to get here, as it's definitely not on the typical NZ tourist trail. Renting a car in Wellington is pretty easy, at least, but just be sure you pay for the vehicle insurance if you aren't already covered! The roads out in middle-of-nowhere-New-Zealand can be quite windy and challenging!
And now for the pretty pictures…
If it's natural beauty and a bit of adventure you're looking for, Castlepoint is a great off-the-beaten-track destination to consider.
Which photo is your favorite?