Tirohanga Track Hike

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February 15th 2008
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1: Picton Harbour and Waiwaka Bay 23 secs
After my Swim with Dolphins tour, I got warmed up and dried off and did this little hike on the South East corner of Picton, and was told there were great views up there. The hike was nice and the views were quite nice. Just enough exercise to warrant a trip to the pub for a pint afterwards.

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Noble House Bed and BreakfastNoble House Bed and Breakfast
Noble House Bed and Breakfast

Probably would have been quite comfortable to have stayed here indeed. Just a few steps from the Tirohanga Track trailhead.
Tirohanga Track TrailheadTirohanga Track Trailhead
Tirohanga Track Trailhead

There was some good climbing in the first bit of the track.
Fern Lined TrailFern Lined Trail
Fern Lined Trail

It was quite lush along most of this trail, at least to the Hilltop View Point where I turned around.
Nice quite to the top yetNice quite to the top yet
Nice quite to the top yet

Nice view and not too far from the top at this point.
Giant Tree FernsGiant Tree Ferns
Giant Tree Ferns

I never got tired of looking at these.

I found one of these guys just sitting on the trail, and it was a bit injured from what I could tell. It would have much rather been up in the trees making a bunch of racket like all of its siblings.
View looking Southwest toward BlenheimView looking Southwest toward Blenheim
View looking Southwest toward Blenheim

The road to Blenheim is that direction.
Looking SoutheastLooking Southeast
Looking Southeast

Lots of greenery on them hills.
Picton HarbourPicton Harbour
Picton Harbour

That small island there just outside of the harbour (actually sits in the Queen Charlotte Sound I believe) is called Mabel Island. Nice view from here.
Waiwaka Bay in the DistanceWaiwaka Bay in the Distance
Waiwaka Bay in the Distance

Waiwaka Bay sits to the North and East of Picton Harbour, or to the right of Picton Harbour from this perspective.
Picton and its HarbourPicton and its Harbour
Picton and its Harbour

Good look at the town and its harbour to get an idea of how big it is. Pretty easy to see everything in short order, but I was busy the entire time I was in Picton.

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