Making sense of my photography hobby in retirement

A Splash of White in a Sea of Green

In January 2010 I posted this image of the Korokoro Falls.  These falls are reached via a 30 minute side trip on Day 2 of the “Great New Zealand Walk” around Lake Waikaremoana in the Te Urewera National Park.

Korokoro Falls, Te Urewera National Park, New Zealand, Copyright Chris Gregory 2013

The image was taken in January 2009 during the week-long visit mentioned in my last post.  During a very wet previous visit in 2007 a large volume of water was cascading over these falls but I was concerned that my camera would get drenched so never took any photographs.  The state of the falls in 2009 was more benign, as can be seen from the above image.

Although only 22 metres tall, the falls are still impressive.  They are set deep in native bush that is characteristic of many of New Zealand’s national parks.  This image and the ones that follow were taken mid afternoon.

Korokoro Falls, Te Urewera National Park, New Zealand, Copyright Chris Gregory 2013

Korokoro Falls, Te Urewera National Park, New Zealand, Copyright Chris Gregory 2013

Korokoro Falls, Te Urewera National Park, New Zealand, Copyright Chris Gregory 2013

3 responses

  1. Helena

    Awesome pictures as always. I wish I could go to these place…Do you know if people are allowed to bath there?

    January 29, 2013 at 2:19 am

    • Hi again Helena. Thanks for your comment. I learned long ago that the way to achieve your dreams is to make decisions and commit to them. Just wishing doesn’t achieve fulfillment. Making decisions doesn’t come without pain however – often it means having to give up something else and changing priorities. To answer your question, yes people do bathe there but the water is pretty cold and the rocks are very slippery. Because the falls are in the middle of dense native forest there is also a lot of decayed leave matter in the bottom of the pool, but this gets cleaned out and stirred up whenever there is heavy rain. Best wishes, Chris G

      January 29, 2013 at 7:42 am

      • Helena

        Thanks! :D One day who knows I go there haha.

        January 29, 2013 at 7:52 am

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