A to Z Challenge – X marks that something is wrong.


Thursday, April 28,  X  –  A to Z Challenge

X – is indicating that something is wrong, there is nothing wrong here, except there are no towns in New Zealand starting with X.

So I’m sharing some special places that are in New Zealand.


Baldwin Street Dunedin.

Photo Credit – Top of Baldwin Street. Dunedin, New Zealand.

Baldwin Street is in Dunedin, South Island New Zealand, it is the world’s steepest residential street, according to the Guinness Book of World Records.[

If you would like to know more about Baldwin Street.


Lake Taupō

Photo Credit Maori rock carvings at Mine Bay on Lake Taupō, over 10 metres high and are only assessable by boat or Kayak, the cliff has become a popular tourist destination with hundreds of boats and yachts visiting the spot daily.

Lake Taupo is a lake situated in the North Island of New Zealand.

it is the largest lake by surface area in New Zealand, and the second largest freshwater lake by surface area in geopolitical Oceania.

Lake Taupo has a perimeter of approximately 193 kilometres and at its deepest point of 186 metres. It is drained by the Waikato River (New Zealand’s longest river).


Mount Ruapehu

Photo Credit Crater Lake at top of Ruapehu (29 January 2005.) Photograph by James Shook.

Mount Ruapehu, is the largest active volcano in New Zealand it is at the southern end of the Taupo Volcanic Zone in the North Island of New Zealand.

It erupted at 10.30pm on 4 October 2006. The small eruption created a volcanic earthquake at a magnitude of 2.8, sending a water plume 200 m into the air and 6-m waves crashing into the wall of the crater.

At about 8:20 p.m. on 25 September 2007, a hydrothermal eruption occurred without warning.

William Pike, a 22-year-old primary school teacher, had a leg crushed by a rock during the eruption and a rescue operation was mounted to rescue him from the Dome Shelter near the crater.

If you would like to know more about Mount Ruapehu.


    • Sad to say I have spent most of my life working, never taking a holiday to travel, so, no I haven’t visited them, but would love to.
      Farmlife, bringing up a family, and working a forty hour week job to pay the bills, didn’t leave time to travel. Sad really now I don’t feel like doing it, maybe after winter we take a look at it and try a bit of travelling, need to sell the farm first, but hubby wants to keep it.
      Just very tired now.

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    • I agree with you, I think there are many people that live down there, especially winter time with frosts and snow on that street would agree with you also.


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