Auckland – West                          Mainly West of Queen Street – seen through my lens

April 22, 2011

From the Mountain Top

Filed under: Clouds,Huia,Sky,Waitakere Ranges — paul @ 8:38 am
Evening on Mount Donald McLean

Evening on Mount Donald McLean

You can almost drive up to the top of Mount Donald McLean (398m above sea level). A fork in the Whatipu Road leads to a car park from where the Mount Donald McLean Walk spirals up to the top, about 15 minutes — downhill is easier! Two viewing platforms give excellent views of the Manukau Harbour towards the east and Manukau Heads/Whatipu to the west, and a great overview of bush clad hills.

Donald McLean (1820–77) arrived in New Zealand in 1840 and became an influential figure in early colonial New Zealand (Land Purchase Commissioner and Native Minister).

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  1. Wow magnificently stunning!! Happy weekend!


    Comment by Kim,USA — April 22, 2011 @ 9:18 am

  2. What a breathtaking capture, Paul! A glorious way to begin or end a day! Superb! Hope you have a wonderful weekend! Enjoy!


    Comment by Sylvia Kirkwood — April 22, 2011 @ 9:45 am

  3. With sunsets like these, who needs TV?


    I wonder why
    Some love the sky
    But not the wind and rain.

    I wonder, friend,
    If sky will end—
    It’s too much for my brain!

    © by Magical Mystical Teacher

    Tree Folk & Sky

    Comment by Magical Mystical Teacher — April 22, 2011 @ 10:25 am

  4. I believe he was also a successful toothpaste manufacturer….

    Comment by jb — April 22, 2011 @ 5:23 pm

  5. Wow – a magical sight! Lovely shot.

    Comment by Lady Fi — April 22, 2011 @ 5:56 pm

  6. What an exquisite shot!
    Love your photography.

    Visiting via skywatch

    Comment by betty manousos — April 24, 2011 @ 2:09 am

  7. Beautiful shot!
    Visiting via skywatch

    Comment by betty manousos — April 24, 2011 @ 2:10 am

  8. hi

    Comment by betty manousos — April 24, 2011 @ 2:11 am

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