Opito Bay, Bay of Islands, New Zealand

A few shots taken at New Zealand’s Opito Bay, 13 kms north east of Kerikeri in Northland. Taken early in the morning from Tareha Pa, the views look out over the Bay of Islands, Te Puna Inlet, Cape Brett and the Kerikeri Inlet.

Along the track there are the remnants of the trench fortifications that protected the Pa site at the end of the headland. This Pa would have had a very good view out over the Bay of Island and would have given early warning to the locals if anyone was sneaking up on them. It was also a good defensive site as on two sides there were very steep cliffs and the only other approach was easily guarded as the headland was narrow at this point.

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