New Zealand Walk: Beat the heat - do the Don­ald Drift

By Daniel Had­dock

Walking New Zealand - - Contents -

On what was to be the hottest day ever recorded in Napier, Fe­bru­ary 2, 2020 a group of six Here­taunga Tramp­ing Club mem­bers had an early start from Have­lock North.

Our des­ti­na­tion was the Lawrence Road End trails in the Kaweka For­est Park about an hour’s drive up the Tai­hape Road, west of Napier.

Peter and Colin de­cided to take the six hour op­tion and go down the Tu­taekuri River Gorge.

Above: Daniel on the Tu­taekuri swing bridge.

Photo by J. Love

Left:

Photo by D. Had­dock

Right:

Photo by D. Had­dock

Frogs in a shrink­ing eddy on the Don­ald River, En­joy­ing a swim on a hot day.

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