Quintal Road - a gentle access to rural New Zealand

Quintal Road quietly leads into a rolling rural landscape, passing over the head of the Omaha River at a small bridge. Here at the upper extent of the tidal section of the river is a small lagoon which once was the site of the Meiklejohn's No 2 shipbuilding yard. This area had an important shipbuilding industry with three yards producing coastal ships (scows and schooners) in the late 19th century.