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Whanganui Journey

Whanganui Journey
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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22-26 February 2016
Whanganui National Park
New Zealand
39°S
175°E
62 - 188m ASL
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Prologue - note login required

 
 
 

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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