At Nuhaka we diverted off the main road towards the Mahia Peninsular and headed for Opoutama where there used to be a camping ground. The camp has long gone but you are still allowed to freedom camp there.
Along side the camping area is the Napier to Gisborne railway line which is now closed due to a slip. I decided to take a walk along the line back towards Waikokopu. It turned out to be a very interesting walk as this section of track runs along a cliff face which over the years the Railways have spent a lot of time and money in keeping this section open.
Along this whole section the Railways have placed the best part of 100 old goods wagons, some stacked as high as 5 high and filled them with concrete in an effort to stop the sea washing the line away. The photo’s tell the rest of the story.