|A giant Kauri tree stump|
|Ceremonial War Canoes|
|Treaty House and flag pole|
|A chief was chosen from the audience who then had to accept the gift thrown on the ground.|
|Then came the culture performance|
|our poor attempt at looking scary!|
|The signed treaty. To read about it click here|
Having left well after 3 pm it was a mad dash to the west coast. First was a stop at the 'dump site'. All the vans have grey water holding tanks and the contents discharged only in designated areas. Not all the sites have this facility but along the tourist routes one can usually be found, Kawakawa being one of them. And blow me down if it was also the town where a steam train runs straight down the centre of the street! How lucky were we to be there just as it trundled passed the dump site!
|Wasn't quite quick enough with the camera|
|Stopped at the station for a look|
An email by Sandra (Are and Are) recommended a trip to Hokianga Harbour. A place called Opononi. Very glad we went as what a fabulous place and one where we decided to stay for the night.
|Not a bad place to stay don't you think?|