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... You'll immediately come across a couple ruins from the area's early mining days! Had a bit of a photo-op in the area.
We chose to take the Windows Walkway, and from the pictures you can see why. As you follow the old mining tram lines, you come across "windows" that look out over the gorge. It's quite breathtaking. Since it was once a mining ground, of course you'll go ...
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From the Kauaeranga valley walk to Mt Rowe 3 hours
Bush bash to waterfall 2 hours (that’s 250m per hour)
Waterfalls 3 hours
R1 5m swim 5m or bush scramble
R2 1 bolt 20m abseil, swim,20m abseil, swim
R3 2 bolts, Abseil 20m waist deep water
R4 Log abseil 10m
We took 50m of rope plus a 50m pulldown.
Waterfalls to bivi ...
... worse! The water of the Pacific is just the right temperature, clear as glass and we both had a nice swim. Yet currents are quite tricky and strong, just as on the Atlantic coast in France, and a life-guard is stationed on this beach most of the day.
This life-guard indicated us where to find the hot springs, and after a some toe-testing we discovered spots where the sand was quite warm, even in knee-deep waves. An hour ...
... for his first surfing lesson. "Well," I said, "You've mastered the ironing board, so a surf board should be child's play."
He took to it like the proverbial duck to water. Luckily, by then I had finished my woman's work and was able to snap this picture of him in action. It's a shame the definition is quite good enough for you to appreciate the finer points of his technique. He may lose his glasses, but he's a master of the ...