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Drury, Bombay & Hamilton – Day 6

on May 30, 2016

We were greeted by a rainbow all day today as we made our way to Hamilton, going through Drury and Bombay for short breaks.

If only I could get that pot of gold at the end of the rainbow ha ha!


Drury had a touted good coffee joint and we popped in for a cuppa at $3.50 for flat white.

Called Roma and owned by Aaron who was doing the roasting personally and he was assisted by his sister and a Shanghainese barista chap who did the latte art, it seems they had won several awards for their coffee roasts.


Buckets of roasted beans to be packed by Aaron’s sister.


Next stop….Bombay! I was intrigued as the Bombay I knew was in India.

Yes, isn’t it amazing to be seeing a town called Bombay in Kiwiland!!

It seems that Bombay was where the largest olive farm in the Southern hemisphere is.

Simunovich Olive farm has 40,000 olive trees and the olives are made into cosmetic products like extra virgin olive oils, facial creams, shampoos and conditioners etc.

Unfortunately it is closed on Mondays. We were disappointed, having driven more than 50km.

Our journey today took us about 100km one way to Hamilton and another 100km for us to return to Albany, Auckland.

During our pit stop, we chanced upon a river…and the rains fell with temperatures suddenly getting very cold.

I wonder if these tiny plants will survive the wintry weather. These were growing in a patch near the river we saw.



Yes….according to my sister….the full winter is upon us.

I am keeping warm with my inanimate furball Garfield in jumper suit πŸ˜‰ with the heater running!

9 responses to “Drury, Bombay & Hamilton – Day 6

  1. Wonderful pics! Hope you’re enjoying your holiday…I almost want to drink coffee…

  2. scifihammy says:

    Lovely rainbow πŸ™‚ Glad you are still having a great holiday, despite the cooler weather. πŸ™‚

  3. HN says:

    2 rainbows! so cool. So you are on vacation with your family πŸ˜‰ looks like you are enjoying it.

  4. Neethu says:

    Bombay in NZ??wow now that’s interesting…love the beautiful pics..πŸ‘

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