Nov 30 2011

Karitane, over Railroad Bridge, Marae

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57 km from car park.
30/11/2011. Hikers. Karitane from railway line. Easy.
21/4/2010. Hikers. Karitane from railway line. Easy. Leaders: Elaine, Fred.

Whare Nui (?) of Puketeraki Marae. (Bill pic)

Tor. (Bill pic)

Rock on beach showing columnar basaltic structure. (Bill pic)

End of Huriawa Peninsula. (Bill pic)

30/7/2008. Hikers. Karitane from railway. Easy. Leaders: Bob H, Evelyn C.
In spite of the weather being less than conducive for a tramping day, 4 trampers & 5 hikers decided to be positive and go to Karitane which was the destination for the hikers that day. So off we went, hoping that the rain we drove through most of the way there would not continue for the day! From getting out of our cars,we seemed to be ‘blessed’! No rain till we stopped at the Marae for lunch where we were able to sit on the porch and enjoy our meal, out of the shower that came on at that time. Then, lo and behold, the rain stopped and we got back to the cars without getting wet all day. We all agreed we had had a very pleasant and happy day, having got some fresh air and had a good walk. Bev
8/8/2007. Hikers. Karitane from railway line. Easy. Leaders: Evelyn C, Bill H.
10/11/1999. Karitane, over Railroad Bridge. Leaders: Catherine, Mavis, Shirley R.

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2 Responses to “Karitane, over Railroad Bridge, Marae”

  1.   Tash Hurston 24 Apr 2010 at 4:04 pm

    Great photos taken at Karitane.Just love that beach. Did the basaltic rock roll down from the surrounding volcanic hills or did it emerge from under the sea?

    Had a fantastic welcome onto that Marae just 2 weeks ago with the U3A.

  2.   Nicholas Molloyon 24 Apr 2020 at 1:58 pm

    The basaltic outcrops are part of a basalt sill under the Karitane area that formed 10-13mya. Tectonic uplift has exposed parts of the basalt revealing the columnar basalt outcrops. The basalt sill also forms a wave-cut platform around the Karitane peninsula where the sedimentary cover rocks have been eroded away. So I guess you could say they emerged from under the sea.

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