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Scenic old pa site by the river. Lovely walk through the bush and a good insgiht into a bit of Maori history. Storage pits and stone embankments are still visible and some information is available to understand the importance and workings of the site. Worth...More
We walked the Pa in the pouring rain. A beautiful walk with regenerated forest and bush. The pa itself is interesting. The teenagers we were with enjoyed the trip and were genuinely interested in the history. If this were in Britain it would have a...More
Te Koru is a very rare type of pa site in NZ history, with all the stone-faced terracing across it. It's a lovely site on a U-bend in the river, with beautiful regenerating forest on it. There's some excellent interpretation to tell you what it...More
Extraordinary place full of atmosphere and some remaining infrastructure from the Maori musket wars including storage pits and embankments. Informative signage introduced us to the concept of what a pa was for.
Nice walk in the former maori land. Even though the stonewalls was covered with weeds,roots and trees. It was a nice walk down to the river. A lots of deep holes where the maoris kept their food was still there.
A short walk from the end of the road lies a very old Pa site. Unusual for the stone work within, this now-tree clad site allows you to get a sense of Pa life. The steep earthworks and extensive terracing show how difficult attacking a...More