Story: Hawke’s Bay region

View from the Armstrong Saddle, Ruahine Range

View from the Armstrong Saddle, Ruahine Range

The plains that run through the middle of Hawke’s Bay are hemmed in by the Ruahine Range to the west and smaller ranges to the east. The Armstrong Saddle, in the middle of the Ruahine Range, gives excellent views of this landscape – as long as the nor-westerly wind is not blowing too severely, making the saddle a hazardous viewing platform.

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Kerryn Pollock, 'Hawke’s Bay region - Landscape and climate', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 17 October 2021)

Story by Kerryn Pollock, updated 1 Jul 2015