Picture taken near Mangonui but the river may be accessible from the State Highway.
THATS my place right there.
Oruaiti River, Paewhenua Island on the left
Fantastic colours! Lovely photo.
Yes, that's about the right place Rob.. I took a photo of this place in May 2004 (placed on the South West side of the lodge)and the roof was just about intact then. It interested me because it's so isolated, and I was trying to work out how they got the slates (they're Welsh Blue slates, as far as I can see) to the place. Even with the railway a few miles away, it would have been a heck of a task with a horse and cart. Anyway, hope things have settled down there now - my wife lived in NZ for a few years, in Thames, North Island.
I took the same photo, through the front gate!
Trespassing with cattle in the field, even more clever. I hope your caught.