Leaving Otari, we headed to Foxton, a town that I was very keen to visit all because of the prominent landmark there, the De Molen Windmill. It is New Zealand's only traditional style, full size operating windmill. What a gem, and I only found that out a month ago! So yeah, we can also experience a little of Holland without the expensive, long-haul flight across the world, but in just less than an hour drive from Wellington!
There is a retail shop at the entrance. They offer a range of stoneground flours, souvenirs and imported Dutch foodstuffs.
This is what you see on the 1st and 2nd floor, the wheat grinder.
We then proceeded to the deck for the demonstration of the operation and control of the sails.
Father in law helps setting the sails to the wind
I wasn't photographing the flower, but only to get the shot below
There is a display of mural paintings, featuring historic Foxton just a few steps from the windmill.