Overnight in the Waitakeres

DSC00172

Small town of Huia, last stop before the Waitakeres start.  This was a 10 minute drive away from the Treehouse.

DSC00179

DSC00183

DSC00188

DSC00191

They look like air plants

DSC00193

DSC00198

DSC00201

DSC00202

Wood pidgin

DSC00205

DSC00206

DSC00208

Love this tarptent!

DSC00209

DSC00216

DSC00217

DSC00220

Whatipu

DSC00223

DSC00229

DSC00233

DSC00238

Morepork / Ruru – the New Zealand owl.  I was very lucky to see on in the wild!  Near sunset.  Their call sounds like “more pork, more pork”.