Monday, 2 March 2015

Kupes Sail Rock





 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

Click here to read more 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.

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    1. rather wonderful aye we were a bit disappointed to miss them but can go again.

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  2. Amazing scenery and great photos!

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    1. Isn;t New Zealand beautiful? We have o plans to tour other countries until we have seen as much of New Zealand first.

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  3. Superb rock formations. We had a TomTom, and while under warranty it was so faulty, tried to tell us to turn left, and there was a drop of many metres to a street way down below, failed when leaving Wgn airport!!! Didn't work from Wgn, to Sanson, Took it back to Harvey Norman, and after testing, and another visit, it was replaced ( not easily), and we have a Garmin. Lots better.

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    1. I'm still learning how Tomtom works - seems to need exact street address to cope. I do love it for getting to Wellington with all the one way streets. Sense of direction is not one of my better skills so I am thrilled to have a Tomtom

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  4. Beautiful shots. Just making me want to come back all that quicker glad your enjoying your time away. Thanks for sharing

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    1. Gotta love New Zealand.Have you plans to come over again?

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