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MUTUKAROA - The Island that Cars Made
Every day hundreds of thousands of Aucklanders pass the low bare hill called Mutukaroa as they travel down the Southern Motorway, the Great South Road, and Sylvia Park Road. Few people, though, ever visit this vast traffic island. No one willingly stops on the stretch of motorway that washes Mutukaroa’s eastern shore, there is no access to the hill from Sylvia Park Road, and the carpark beside the Great South Road entrance is poorly signposted and tiny. In recent years the World War Two warehouses which stood east of Mutukaroa have been replaced by a mall and a housing estate, but the people who live and shop in the new suburb of Sylvia Park are separated from their local park by the relentless motorway. Arriving at Mutukaroa is a little like landing a dinghy on an island without a good bay or a wharf. Motorists must flow north with the current of the Great South Road, then steer sharply to the right and come to a thumping halt on a gravel shelf at the bottom of cliffs. This geocache is part of the Great South Road Geocache Experiment that was initiated at the Papakura Art Gallery Exhibition 'A Sense of Place', sponsored by Auckland City Council. NEXT CACHE IN THE SERIES IS OTAHUHU VAKA - CACHE GC54H7C
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