Whatipu Beach (D6)

Whatipu Beach, Whatipu Caves.

Everything Whatipu:

http://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/EN/newseventsculture/heritage/Documents/whatipuourhistory.pdf

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Old images of the tramway at Whatipu:

http://mp.natlib.govt.nz/image/?imageId=images-20106&profile=access

http://mp.natlib.govt.nz/image/?imageId=images-34424&profile=access

http://www.localhistoryonline.org.nz/cgi-bin/PUI?a=d&c=supercol&d=waim-JTD-06E-00155-2&cl=CL1.W.Whatipu&av=JTD-06E-00155-2_access.jpg&e=0——–0———–0-1-0-0

http://www.localhistoryonline.org.nz/cgi-bin/PUI?a=d&c=supercol&d=waim-JTD-06C-03001&cl=CL1.W.Whatipu&av=JTD-06C-03001_access.jpg&e=0——–0———–0-1-0-0

http://www.localhistoryonline.org.nz/cgi-bin/PUI?a=d&c=supercol&d=waim-JTD-06C-00673&cl=CL1.W.Whatipu&av=JTD-06C-00673_access.jpg&e=0——–0———–0-1-0-0

http://www.localhistoryonline.org.nz/cgi-bin/PUI?a=d&c=supercol&d=waim-JTD-06M-05257&cl=CL1.W.Whatipu&av=JTD-06M-05257_access.jpg&e=0——–0———–0-1-0-0

GPS: -37.039479 174.507228

Whatipu Beach  overview

Whatipu Beach overview

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Whatipu Beach  2

Whatipu Beach 2

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The cove at Whatipu Beach

The cove at Whatipu Beach

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This is the Lemmings viewpoint bench perched on the hilltop above Whatipu Beach.  Quite the view!

This is the Lemmings viewpoint bench perched on the hilltop above Whatipu Beach. Quite the view!

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Inside one of the caves at Whatipu.  Amazingly this cave once had a wooden dancefloor in it, but now it's covered by meters of sand from the encroaching dunes,

Inside one of the caves at Whatipu. Amazingly this cave once had a wooden dancefloor in it, but now it’s covered by meters of sand from the encroaching dunes,

Here’s a link to a photo of this very tramway in action: http://www.localhistoryonline.org.nz/cgi-bin/PUI?a=d&c=supercol&d=waim-JTD-06A-04616&cl=CL1.W.Whatipu&av=JTD-06A-04616_access.jpg&e=0——–0———–0-1-0-0

Exposed bits of the historic Kauri logging railway that ended at a wharf here a century ago.  This photo is at a lucky low sand time--most of the time you'll see far less of the RR

Exposed bits of the historic Kauri logging railway that ended at a wharf here a century ago. This photo is at a lucky low sand time–most of the time you’ll see far less of the RR

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