Sunday, 14 August 2016

Aviation Artifacts Along SH 1

As you follow State Highway 1 North, there are a few aviation artifacts that you come across along the way:

Hughes 369HS ex ZK-HKK outside The Deer Story Museum at Manakau.

DC 3 ex ZK-APK at Mangaweka.

DC 3 Viewmaster ex ZK-CAW at McDonald' s in Taupo.

And this Mil Mi 8 helicopter ex YS-1006P at Wairakei.

Actually, with the Taupo bypass, the last two may not technically be on State Highway 1 any more.


  1. I didn't realise it was HKK, thanks Sir Minty! Mrs Handbag was kind enough to let me stop on the way home from our mini-honeymoon to take pictures.

  2. Goodness me Handbag - did you not see the earlier post at, .

  3. In my defence, my memory is absolutely shocking!