Other formats

    Adobe Portable Document Format file (facsimile images)   TEI XML file   ePub eBook file  


    mail icontwitter iconBlogspot iconrss icon

The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 78

Chapter XI

page 21

Chapter XI

Reference has already been made incidentally to some or the scenic attractions of the district, which are very great. The beauty of much of Taranaki lies in the softness and repose of the landscape, for none of the rugged grandeur of the South Island is to be seen—it is a peaceful landscape that appeals to the mind, not only as to its present beauty, but also from the potentiality of the future. In Mount Egmont, the lover of nature has his choice of alpine or sylvan scenery, and to the botanist is presented an immense variety of vegetation, gradually changing from the characteristic plants of the sea shore to those of the alpine regions of the summit.

Within a few miles of every township, short drives will bring the visitors into touch with old New Zealand in the shape of some fine forest or deep gorge, whilst the Antiquarian will find many a days' pleasant occupation in an examination of the splendid specimens of the old Maori pa or fort, scattered in profusion from end to end of the district The Historian will find his interest in visiting the battlefields, redoubts, and scenes of interest connected with the war of the "sixties".

For detailed information on Scenery see Appendix hereto.