Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Out and about

Yesterday we visited Omeru Pa Scenic Reserve which we stopped in at (it's on State Highway 16) on our way home from Helensville. Helensville (originally known as Te Awaroa - The Valley of the Long River) is further south in Kaipara (see this map). There is some interesting information here about the Omeru Pa Scenic Reserve. I particularly like the Maori proverb at the beginning.

We all enjoyed exploring the old Maori settlement (hilltop fort), D climbed to the top at the earliest opportunity, we all walked through the bush, over bridges and up close to the waterfall. Magical.

Waitangi Falls
Waitangi Falls

D at the top of the Pa site

Panoramic view from the top of the Pa.
Interestingly there were some old fig trees growing on the side of the hill. Wonder how come they got to be there.

1 comment:

Dr Mum said...

What a loveley trip. The waterfall looks beautiful