Manawa Ridge where the girls escape on the highest hill
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