Kaingaroa Maori Art (F16)

Kaingaroa Maori rock carvings, near Murupara.

GPS: (approximate) -38.448306 176.589694

A recent (2/2013) article in the NZ Herald about the Kaingaroa Art: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10866488

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Here is a link to a brilliant 1925 historical document about the Kaingaroa carvings.  Thanks Google!! : http://www.jps.auckland.ac.nz/document/Volume_34_1925/Volume_34,_No._136/The_Kaingaroa_carvings,_by_H._Hamilton,_p_356-362/p1

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Here’s a link to an NZ Herald article about the Kaingaroa carvings: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10126634

Kaingaroa Maori rock art area overview

Kaingaroa Maori rock art area overview

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The protectively-fenced Maori rock art overhang at Kaingaroa.

The protectively-fenced Maori rock art overhang at Kaingaroa.

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Close-up of part of the info sign behind the fencing

Close-up of part of the info sign behind the fencing

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A waka carving...note the delicate swirls inside the carved war canoe

A Kaingaroa waka carving…note the delicate swirls inside the carved war canoe

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Carved face at Kaingaroa

Carved face at Kaingaroa

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Kaingaroa Maori waka canoe

Kaingaroa Maori waka canoe

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The highway where you have to park on the road shoulder to find the wee overgrown path to the Maori rock art.

The highway where you have to park on the road shoulder to find the wee overgrown path to the Maori rock art.

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This is wwhat you have to look for along the highway shoulder at Kaingaroa, about 10km east of Murupara.

This is what you have to look for along the highway shoulder at Kaingaroa, about 10km east of Murupara.

This is wwhat you have to look for along the highway shoulder at Kaingaroa, about 10km east of Murupara.

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2 Responses to “Kaingaroa Maori Art (F16)”

  1. James Says:

    you might want to update the pictures guiding one to the wall carvings, I recently went to the site and there’s no sign or anything, but there is a small blue marker on the north side of the road and about 100 meters east there’s now a small staircase that leads to the path that takes you to the site.

    I took a few photos that will hopefully help the next person who looks for it. it’s a bit mossed over, but still really looking interesting to see. the little post talking about the carvings is all but illegible now.

    https://imgur.com/a/9kQgSOs

    hopefully these pictures can help people find it.

    • curiousgorgeguidebook Says:

      Thanks James. Looks like fame and fortune are on the way for the carvings….woohoo, three steps and a blue post. I think some tour buses tour the site now, namely the Stray Bus tour. I’ll have to take a look next summer. cheers, scott

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