Manawa Ridge where the girls es­cape on the high­est hill

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Manawa Ridge, just out­side Waihi, is an ex­pe­ri­ence like none other. It has to be seen to be truly ap­pre­ci­ated. Gen­tle waves made of land sur­round us, en­tic­ing us to sur­ren­der to their lulling pres­ence. City life is but a me­mory. We are in a place amongst the clouds.

We wake up early to mu­sic from the Shire play­ing through un­seen speak­ers in the court­yard - its lively notes mak­ing us feel like we could dance through break­fast.

That night we sat around the big wooden ta­ble in the court­yard, a plat­ter of de­li­cious cheeses be­fore us and glasses of bub­bles in our hands. At that moment it seemed ro­mance was seep­ing from the very walls of Manawa Ridge. In the fire­light we could imag­ine our­selves re­turn­ing with our beloveds for a hon­ey­moon - or at least an­other ro­man­tic girls week­end - Rowena

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