• Desert Road
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Desert Road

The ominous sounding 'Desert Road' is basically the rugged part of State Highway 1. Should you be lucky enough to journey through this part of New Zealand be prepared for vast stretches of unhospitable land, mountains and volcanoes. Beginning south of Turangi, the region is largely uninhabited, bar the Waiouru army base, miles and miles of pylons and Rangipo prison farm.