Today took us through the Karangahake Gorge. On our way back through we stopped and took some photographs. I thought I would share a couple of them.
I’ve discovered that this little piece of the country even has a website. Good grief, who’d have thought it. The map’s a bit blurry, or it’s my eyes – I’m not sure which.
Anyway, here’s the first photograph. It’s the view across the bridge over the Ohinemuri River leading to the heritage walkway through the gorge.
And this is the view upstream from the bridge.
It’s a really pretty area to visit, and having walked about half of the heritage trail through the gorge a number of years ago, I can definitely recommend it.
It is a gentle undulating walk that is accompanied by the great sound of the running water.
It is also possible to swim in the river just off the parking area, but you will need to be hardy or extremely hot, and of course careful not to do so when the river is running fast. I was lucky enough to have lazed about in the river a number of years ago while living on a marae in Paeroa doing archaeological stuff in the vicinity. Ah, there’s nothing like freezing your bits off after spending a hot day in a dusty hole scraping away at dirt with a small trowel. 😀