The Tunnel's of Kiwi Road...

Today we were taken on a real adventure... We were guided up a little used country road .. Kiwi Road is no more than a 'track' but we were assured that we could get through and at the end we would be awarded with Coffee and cake at the little country Taranaki town of Urinui.. We went through 4 tunnels this one Uriti was the largest and what a fantastic structure.. all hand dug and built.. They were built in the early 1900's for access to the newly built railway.. What fantastic structures built by our pioneers...
A great collage of these great structures.
posted May 20th, 2018  
Wow, amazing and so interesting. How fascinating to see what people were able to achieve with such limited engineering technology. Thanks for sharing
posted May 20th, 2018  
I love these chunks of history that can still be seen. Lovely collage!
posted May 20th, 2018  
What a great adventure you have had
posted May 20th, 2018  
That is quite an architectural feature. Wonderful capture.
posted May 20th, 2018  
Neat leading line in the larger shot...great collage
posted May 20th, 2018  
Truly fascinating. Wonderful light. Fav!
posted May 20th, 2018  
Stunning !
posted May 20th, 2018  
That is an incredible construction, what an adventure you've had! I once went to Taranaki from the norther end & drive along an old road, I've forgotten its name now, I think they called it the lost road or something like that...forgotten road? I remember it was very quiet & we met no one. Not as bad as this one though, this is something else!
posted May 20th, 2018  
Yes that would of been the 'Forgotton Highway' .. but this one is far more 'forgotton' than that .. it was a real adventure and really impressed the young guys at the Pub that night when they heard we had gone over 'Kiwi' Road ...
posted May 20th, 2018  
@joysabin Our trusty guide parked his 'Ute' with the lights on in the tunnel entrance .. worked well ...
posted May 20th, 2018  
Not known about this area! How amazing - wish I could have been there recently when in the area a month ago!
posted May 20th, 2018  
@maggiemae Not a roud to take your camper Maggie... really 4wd road .. one of the cars wasn't but made it through but a couple of spots that were a bit dicey ... but great fun .. not for the faint hearted..
posted May 20th, 2018  
@julzmaioro I relied on your input for the road from Raglan to Kawhia, Julia - glad I did. But the GPS tried to make us go through repeatedly!
posted May 20th, 2018  
What a lovely adventure! This is a wonderful collage!
posted May 21st, 2018  
This must have been exciting Fav
posted May 21st, 2018  
How fun to find somewhere new! Lovely collage.
posted May 21st, 2018  
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