Steveley is just up the road from Mt Somers. There’s a cute cafe there so when we moved on from the Mt Somers Domain we stopped off on the way past. I was keen to try the sausage rolls which are fairly famous. It’s the least we can do to eat the icons. A lovely touch is the plastic tomato container on the table for the tomato sauce – another New Zealand icon.
Finally we headed on up the road to Methven where we were able to park up on the edge of town. A walk downtown showed that Methven is growing and looking a bit more interesting for visitors. Since the earthquakes in Christchurch, the population has grown from 1,000 to 1,700. There was an excitement in the (cold) air – the ski season was just getting under way.