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Parakawai 31 March 2019

10 intrepid trampers started off for a leisurely stroll in the  Parakawai Valley, near Whangamata, in weather that was a light and constant smattering of rain that at times turned to showers. It may have dampened the forest, but not our spirits.

There were old railway tracks and crusher machines from days gone past.  Tall Kauri trees were evident as well as lots of fungi, and the incline was so slight you would not have known we were going uphill.

A short and dark tunnel was navigated well, and we found an old mine shaft with new markings – being set up for possible development?

A recent washout created a bit of an exciting moment, and then we crossed over the swing bridge to view the waterfall.  There was no need for a swim as we were all wet by that stage. 

We returned along the same track back to the start. Although he track was very muddy and slippery at times, the scenery was lovely in the rain, and the weather was warm, making the long day thoroughly worth it.

The trip ended with an ice cream for some and coffee for others, at Paeroa.

Susan Rogers

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