07-26/12/2012 - photos

Participants: Tom Brennan, Rachel Grindlay

Whitianga - Ferry Landing/Front Beach

Tom at Ferry Landing wharf. We used to holiday here as a family in the early 80s

Tom at Front Beach

Pinnacles Walk

Rachel crossing the Kauaeranga River at the start of our walk

Rachel at a lookout on the Billygoat Track

Steep climb up the old tramway

Looking down into Sleeping God Canyon

Old kauri stump

First (and best for us!) views of the Pinnacles

Looking over at another rocky outcrop (and powerlines!)

Approaching Pinnacles Hut

Rachel at the 80-bed Pinnacles Hut, the biggest in the country

The Pinnacles

Views down the valley to the east coast

East coast and islands

Sunset over the Hauraki Gulf

Rachel at the Pinnacles for a non-existent sunrise

Rachel near the summit

Descending into the mist

On the track


Moody morning

Dancing Camp Kauri Dam

Rachel near the Hydrocamp

Pinnacle (not the Pinnacles!)

Descending the old packhorse track down Webb Creek

Rachel in Webb Creek

Crossing the swing bridge over the Kauaeranga River

Karangahake Gorge Windows Walk

Rachel on the bridge over the Ohinemuri River

The old mining tram line

Rachel in one of the tunnels

Looking out into Lower Waitawheta Gorge from one of the windows on the Windows Walk

Another window on to the gorge

Lower Waitawheta Gorge

Windows in the cliff, from the track on the other side

Rachel in the gorge