The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 9, Issue 11 (February 1, 1935)
I sometimes think of kowhai trees
Shimmering in a glen;
Of rata blooms and clematis,
With every now and then
The fluted notes of tuis,
In a glad wild burst of song;
The bell-bird's answering melody—
How sweet the memories throng!
The little spiral coils of smoke
Ascending from the fire,
And lunch for two beside the stream—
What more could heart desire?
A cloth of blue forget-me-nots
Arrayed in vivid hue;
But sweeter than these heav'nly things:
That I was there—with you.
Lakes of the Buller Valley, South Island: Told by the Camera.
Lake Rotoroa, Nelson Province, South Island, New Zealand.
(Rly. Publicity photos.)
Another view of Lake Rotoroa, shewing the jetty.
The lakes Rotoroa and Rotoiti, in the Buller Valley, are sometimes confounded with the lakes Rotorua and Rotoiti of the Hot Lakes thermal region. But their charm is distinct. Rotoroa, of which these two glimpses are given, is typical of South Island West Coast high country lakes, and is on a side-road of the Buller highway. The sportsman here may seek trout or deer. The southern Rotoiti has similar attractins; it is the main source of the Buller and is about five miles from Tophouse. These lakes should not be missed by Buller Valley tourists.