Waikaremoana & Whirinaki Tramp

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View of Lake

Ian viewing Lake

View of Lake

View of Lake

Panekiri Hut

Keith Scott [CT]

Outside Whare

Keith Scott [CT]

Keith & Keith [CT]

Wet team



After completing the clockwise circuit of the lake we had one day rest and then did a counter-clockwise circuit of the north-western part of the Whirinaki Forest starting and finishing at the River Road Car Park.

half way [CT]

Whirinaki entrance

Whirinaki trees

KTB reading [CT]

Cathy & tunnel

Mangamate Hut

Glimpse of Blue Duck (Whio)

tired [CT]

stuffed [CT]

I found the last section of the Whirinaki tramp very tiring and couldn't understand that given the relatively flat nature and what I considered reasonable fitness. However by the time I got back to Hawera I had a fever and spent the next few days in hospital with what turned out to be a sub-hepatic abscess. The most likely cause of this was the pipi shellfish gathered from Raglan Harbour!

Note: Phtos marked [CT] were taken by Cathy Thompson.