Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Bridal Veil Falls

We took the short hike to Bridal Veil falls on one of our first weekends.

Maori carving greeting at the beginning of the trail.

You reach the top viewing platform first.  

It is a 55m drop off over a basalt cliff.

Hiking down to the bottom

About halfway down

Delaney took this one:

The kids at the base

A shot of the mostly native forest

And a koru, the inspiration the symbol found in many Maori objets d'art, symbolizing new life, growth, strength, and peace.  (It appears in the carving at the top).