Te Rere I Oturu Waterfall

Te Rere I Oturu Waterfall

This waterfall is about 20m wide and 40m high. The story goes that a Maori warrior was chased by others and he decided to jump, rather than face the ‘hunters’. The translation is something like: The place where Turu took flight.

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Ngatuhoa Stream

Ngatuhoa Stream

View from above. I came across this view only by accident. When following the stream, I encountered a canyon which I couldn’t see to the end and it sounded as if there were rapids around the corner. I decided to leave exploring that canyon until another time (probably next year). To get passed it, I had to climb up a steep hill and try to find a way through the dense bush. Quite high on the ridge I spotted the stream, while I was fortunate to find a goat trail, barely visible, to help me along. Getting down the bank was just as steep and I was grateful for the trees and scrubs providing support when needed.