Category archives: Waterways

  • Patea - Gone But Not Forgotten

  • By Peter Florence
  • The remains of an old jetty and a factory building reflect in the river at Patea, where once a thriving community depended on the freezing works for it's survival. The factory employed almost 1000 workers during it's peak. In 1982 the factory closed.
  • Mangamahoe Panoramic

  • By Peter Florence
  • A 10 minute drive south from New Plymouth will bring you to Lake Mangamahoe. The land was bought in 1920 and the lake was created in 1931 by forming a dam across the valley and submerging 79 acres.
  • Wilkies Poolorama

  • By danza
  • Panorama of Wilkies Pools, a series of cascading plunge pools on the south side of Mt Taranaki.
  • On the Rocks

  • By danza
  • The Hangatahua River, aptly known as the "Stoney River", is the largest on the western side of Mt Taranaki.
  • Stoney Soda

  • By danza
  • Rapids on the Hangatahua River, more commonly known as the Stoney River, on the western side of Mt Taranaki.
  • Curtis Falls

  • By Melzealand
  • Had a great day with the I ♥ Taranaki Photogs group exploring Curtis Falls, Mt Taranaki.
  • Patea River

  • By Nicky
  • All action on the river with the "milk train" to the left and a couple of locals heading in from the sea after a day of fishing. Also on the mud flats on the right you can see locals surfcasting. And in the distance the only thing remaining of the Patea freezing works are the old cool stores, which often reflect onto the river.
  • Mangamahoe

  • By danza
  • Lake Mangamahoe on a particularly fresh day, with Mt Taranaki in the distance.
  • Lake Rotorangi

  • By Tim Bond
  • Lake Rotorangi is the longest man-made lake in New Zealand (46 kms), and was created by the damming of the Patea River which flows from Mt Taranaki.