Saturday, February 09, 2013

A racing start to the day……

today we had a grandstand view of the river race which went from the lagoon on the Waikato River just below our house to Reid’s Farm further down the river.
Reid’s Farm Recreation Reserve
waikato_river_reids_farm.jpgReid’s Farm Recreation Reserve is situated on the Waikato River and located off Huka Falls Road north of Taupo. A picturesque reserve it is popular as a picnic spot, as access to launch kayaks and has restricted camping. Free camping is permitted on the reserve with a maximum length of stay up to 7 nights in any consecutive 14 night period. First we saw people gathering on the grassy area: DSCF0075 Starting buoys placed at the mouth of the lagoon: River Race 2 Safety flotilla gathering: DSCF0074 Competitors lined up ready to go: DSCF0079 and then they were off! DSCF0080 River Race collage It was amazing what a lot of splashing noise we could hear.
We love living in Taupo, there’s always something going on.I guess that’s why Taupo is called the Events Capital of New Zealand.
Hope you are having a good time this weekend.


  1. What a great way to spend the day. Remember going to Huka Falls many years ago. A lovely area of New Zealand.

    Happy days.

  2. Linda, that is a great area to camp, and you have a grandstand view. Enjoy it all, in comfort, as they work hard to get to the finish line. Cheers from Jean

  3. What a fabulous viewpoint you had! Looks like fun.

  4. Entertainment with all the comforts of home!

    I'm fond of Taupo too - a magnificent lake with the three magnificent mountains in the background,
    I'm envious!

    Shane ♥


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