Warming up in Waitakere

The cooling spray of a waterfall on a stifling summer day.

Getting back to Auckland after Jamboree I’ve taken a couple of days to catch my breath, do some laundry and sort through my gear, before heading north to complete the ‘missed’ Paihia-to-Auckland leg of Te Araroa.

So that my legs were reminded what walking in the bush is all about, I took a wee stroll from the Arataki Visitor Centre to Upper Nihotupu Dam in the Waitakere Ranges. A most welcome discovery on the stinking hot day was this beautiful waterfall, complete with deep (and rather freezing) swimming hole.

This is a beautiful country we live in… 🙂

About Stuart Fleming

Just a guy who likes to walk and write.
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2 Responses to Warming up in Waitakere

  1. Tony Hickmore says:

    Hey Stuart,
    Glad to hear the blister and shins are healed and walking resumes. Missed you at Jamboree but hope we get to see you before you leave the North Island. Do you know when you are likely to be in Wgtn as am sure we can find you a bed if you need one. Loved the interview on TV, well done and enjoying the posts on your web. Remember it is only one foot after the other. Keep well, Tony

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