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Whanganui Journey

Whanganui Journey
 
   
   
 
 
 
 
 

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Day 1 - The Great Volcano

 - The Paraparas

 - Under the volcano

 
 
 
 
 

Day 2 - The Upper Reaches

 - Headwaters of the volcanic plateau

 - Mists of the forgotten world highway

 - The pool at Ohinepane

 - Finding our paddle strokes

 - Taniwha of Poukaria

 - Spills and thrills

 - Waterfall and the old houseboat

 - Moonlit camp above the river

 
 
 
 
 

Day 3 - The Narrow Gorge

 - Rainy start to where the three day journey begins

 - The point of no return

 - Reflections of a prehistoric forest

 - Giant horseshoes in deep canyons

 - Camp of the purple sunset

 
 
 
 
 

Day 4 - The Uninhabited Reaches

 - Between the volcanoes

 - John Coull

 - Tributary at the river's turning point

 - Dangerous ravines and log jams

 - Sacred village in the canyon

 
 
 
 
 

Day 5 - The Lost Settlements

 - A lost world

 - The valley of abandoned dreams

 - The Bridge to Nowhere

 - Crowded waters

 - Black cat of the remote lodge

 - Tieke Kainga

 
 
 
 
 

Day 6 - The Grand Finale

 - Gorge of great cliffs

 - Where the rivers meet

 - Gorge of big rapids

 - Pipiriki

 
 
 
 
 

Epilogue

 
 
 

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22-26 February 2016

 

Whanganui Nat. Park

New Zealand

 

39°S
175°E

5 - 825m ASL

 

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