Even before leaving USA for New Zealand I had done some research on the wind farm and had already made plans see the wind turbines so was quite happy to have my brother take me to see the Wind farm.
The blades on these wind turbine machines, range in length 25-50 metres (27-54 yards) depending on size and design of each machine.
Oh! my goodness, I knew these structures were large but standing underneath one as the huge blades turned made me feel soooo small. Think of an ant standing at the base of a 12' blade of grass, I think you get the picture.
These turbines were actually in a different location, and I believe they are called the Apiti turbines.
The Tararua Wind Farm is the largest in the Southern hemisphere and is located just 10 kilometres NE of Palmerston North, on a 5.3 kilometre ( about 4 miles) long ridge of the Tararua ranges. For more technical information on wind turbines, HERE is a link.
I leave you with a short video of a working wind turbine. The sound of the moving blades increased and decreased along with the speed of the wind.