When work took me all the way to Pukekohe, on Auckland’s southern border (almost) and nearly a 1.5 hour drive from home without traffic I decided it was a prime opportunity to check out a waterfall I’d never been to before. I didn’t know much about it, except that it was there, what it looked like, how to get to it, where best to view it….there is no longer surprises thanks to the internet...
What I did find was a picture perfect waterfall flowing between large moss covered rocks that were covered in dappled low afternoon sunlight, sunlight that was filtered by classic New Zealand native bush that was kind enough not to have grown too thickly, so it was easy to move around, but just in case you found that to taxing there is a wooden lookout exactly wide enough to accomodate my tripod at full extension. Oh, and did I mention the whole shebang was no more than 10 minutes easy amble from where I parked my car? No, well it was, I was in waterfall photographers heaven, why isn’t the internet covered in pictures of this place? Seriously, a Google image search of this place brings up sod all, which is a shame because it really is beautiful and extremely accessible. Was it worth the three hour painful drive through traffic back home?
I searched and searched trying to find a viewpoint that bettered the one I got from the actual….ahem…..viewpoint but failed. I did however spend a good amount of time boulder hopping getting different shots of the rapids further down from the base of the falls.