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New Zealand : North Island

5.8 km (3.6 miles) E of Turangi (Waikato), Hawkes Bay, N. Island, New Zealand
Approx. altitude: 546 m (1791 ft)
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Antipode: 39°N 4°W

Accuracy: 1.8 km (1.2 mi)
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#2: Closeup of the "No Trespassing" sign. #3: Entrance to the beautiful Kaimanawa Forest Park, at the end of Kiko Road. #4: This is the closest I got to the confluence point: 1.85 km away (in the Kaimanawa Forest Park).

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  39°S 176°E (visit #3) (incomplete) 

#1: The locked forestry gate (with a "No Trespassing" sign), 2.75 km from the confluence point.

(visited by Ross Finlayson)

12-Feb-2014 -- After arriving in Taupo for a 2-day holiday, I decided to spend the first afternoon driving south (along the eastern shore of Lake Taupo) to try to visit this confluence point nearby. Satellite imagery suggested that I should approach from the south, to avoid having to cross the "Tauranga-Taupo River" that runs just north of the point. It also showed a forest road - branching off Kiko Road at [-39.011864,175.971963] - that ran close to this point.

Unfortunately, when I reached this forest road - 2.75 km from the confluence point - I found that it was gated closed, with a "no trespassing" sign. This is forestry land, accessible only with a permit. I continued along Kiko Road, but passed no closer than 1.93 km from the confluence point.

Kiko Road ends - just past the forestry area - in a beautiful tract of native bush: the Kaimanawa Forest Park. I took a quick hike along one of the trails here, hoping to get close to the confluence point. Unfortunately the trail got no closer than 1.85 km from the point, before veering away. So, unfortunately, I had to chalk this down as an 'incomplete' visit.


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#1: The locked forestry gate (with a "No Trespassing" sign), 2.75 km from the confluence point.
#2: Closeup of the "No Trespassing" sign.
#3: Entrance to the beautiful Kaimanawa Forest Park, at the end of Kiko Road.
#4: This is the closest I got to the confluence point: 1.85 km away (in the Kaimanawa Forest Park).
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