Monday, January 7, 2008

06 Jan 2008 Pirongia & Wharepapa Sth

Mt Pirongia & Wharepapa South
Our last night away was to be on Mt Pirongia. The journey to Mt Pirongia took us through Wharepapa South, a country side littered with limestone formations that make the area very popular for rock climbers.Driving up onto Mt Pirongia one gets very close to the natural bush for which there's a feeling of privilege in being allowed to be there.

There are many easy walks on Mt Pirongia ranging from a few minutes to a number of hours. Unfortunately we didn't have time to enjoy these although we did venture a little way in the dark of the evening enjoying gloworms and ruru.
We parked up in the public carpark for the night enjoying the solitude of the mountain.
Well that's it for our 2007 Christmas / 2008 New Year journey, the next can't come soon enough.

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