I don’t know how many times I’ve driven past Wairakei over the years but as we left Gary and Diannes place this time and we had plenty of time, I thought we’d get a closer look at where some of our power comes from.
After taking a couple of wrong turns and ending up at a semi rural café and camping ground down a dusty road and getting rafe all covered in muck and another turn ending up at a Contact office block, we found the Lookout road alongside a BP service station. There is very little to say where the lookout is but the road leads along fences, past lots of expensive looking plumbing and you end up driving up a hill to the lookout. Well worth the effort.
I took a few piccies and we were on our way.
Amazing to think that all that heat comes out from under our feet and creates our power or at least some of it.