Whirinaki Forest (I13)

Whirinaki Forestand Whirinaki Falls, The Sanctuary Track, Mangamate Falls and campground, Urewera Nat’l Park, New Zealand.

GPS: -38.676664 176.698044

Whirinaki Forest overview 1

Whirinaki Forest overview 1

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Whirinaki Forest overview 2

Whirinaki Forest overview 2

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Whirinaki area map from the carpark and entrance road.

Whirinaki area map from the carpark and entrance road.

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Carpark map for Whirinaki Falls loop track and short track to Waiatiu Falls.

Carpark map for Whirinaki Falls loop track and short track to Waiatiu Falls.

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Fire pits aat DoC Mangamate falls campground.

Fire pits aat DoC Mangamate falls campground.

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Mangamate Waterfall at DoC Mangamate campground.

Mangamate Waterfall at DoC Mangamate campground.

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The entrance gate for the Whirinaki falls track.

The entrance gate for the Whirinaki falls track.

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Old growth forest along the Whirinaki Falls loop track.

Old growth forest along the Whirinaki Falls loop track.

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The bridge over the top of Whirinaki Falls.

The bridge over the top of Whirinaki Falls.

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The base of Whirinaki Falls.  This is all you can see of the waterfall.  It is quite the mysterious waterfall!

The base of Whirinaki Falls. This is all you can see of the waterfall. It is quite the mysterious waterfall!

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Verns camp, a bit further along the track from Whirinaki Falls.

Verns camp, a bit further along the track from Whirinaki Falls.

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Waiatiu Falls, accessed from the Whirinaki falls carpark.

Waiatiu Falls, accessed from the Whirinaki falls carpark.

Waiatiu Falls, accessed from the Whirinaki falls carpark.

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Sweet-as free campground at The Sanctuary Track carpark.

Sweet-as free campground at The Sanctuary Track carpark.

Sweet-as free campground at The Sanctuary Track carpark.

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Start of the Sanctuary loop track.

Start of the Sanctuary loop track.

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Huge trees on the Sanctuary Track.

Huge trees on the Sanctuary Track.

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The author at work along the Sanctuary Track.

The author at work along the Sanctuary Track.

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A tree in the sanctuary riddled with vines.

A tree in the sanctuary riddled with vines.

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