Hapupu

Name

Hapupu

Location

North Chathams, Chatham Islands, New Zealand

Overview

Historic Moriori tree carvings on Kopi trees, near site of first airstrip.

Grade

Beginner

Access

Foot

Description

This is an important historical site. The entrance is marked with a shelter and information about the Moriori tree carvings. The loop walk through the Kopi trees is only a few hundred metres long. The tree carvings are slowly degrading as the trees grow and weather, but several are impressive.

Look for the nearby rugby field, and the odd stunted trees.

Entrance to Hapupu

Moriori tree carving

Tree carving

Getting there

Follow North Road round Te Whanga lagoon towards Kaingaroa. The signpost 5.5 km to Hapupu is about 5 km from Kaingaroa. There is a wide grassy area for parking in front of the fence around the Kopi trees. The roadway ends at the rugby field; turn left up the fenceline to reach the entrance to the tree carvings - don't go through the gate into the rugby field.

Length

0.38km

Conditions

Double track

Last modified

22 Dec 2010 by ledzep

Created by

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