More Sheep, Kauri and Gum. . .

Bob & Sue Dall
Tue 15 Apr 2014 03:57

Ahipara is at the other (southern) end of the Ninety Mile Beach it has more massive sand dunes and a huge Kauri Gum field which employed over 2000 people in its hay days.


Gum boots decorating the fence outside the Gum diggers Museum,the long rubber boots were invented to help the workers find gum in knee deep swamps. Bob overlooking an uncovered Kauri Trunk buried several 1000's of years ago.

A young Kauri Tree                                                                                                                                 A very old Kauri tree trunk carved into a stair case

Kauri Trunks dug up from surrounding swamps                                                                                                                                   Gum diggers Camp

The other end of Ninety mile Beach, viewed from Ahipara Point