Kupes Sail rock is a triangle shaped rock east of Ngawi. It was named Nga-Ra-o Kupe aka Kupes sail after the early Polynesian explorer Kupe. The Maori legend behind the rock is that Kupe and his companion Ngake camped at this spot and had a little competition to see who could succeed first to complete a canoe sail - Kupe won
stories about Kupe's travels around Aotearoa
View of Kupes Sail from Cape Palliser
Not far from here are the Putangirua Pinnacles - we missed seeing these as my Tom Tom GPS navigator system I got for my birthday sent us WAY off track - we ended up on private property and totally in the wrong area. So one still needs a map and can't totally rely on a gadget.
It would of been great to of seen the Pinnacles and this shot was used in the path of the Dead sequence in the Lord of the Rings; The Return of the King click here to read more about the pinnacles.