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modmood: Location is receiving some renovations, and seems to have gone walkabouts. Will revisit when works are finished in the area.


A Birds Eye View

A cache by ModernMood Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 07/25/2015
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Size: Size: micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

A small 35mm container nestled somewhere safe from predators. This cache may require some lateral thinking and problem solving skills. There are numerous ways to obtain the cache. You may wish to use a tool, a form of akward teamwork, or just simply retrieve it by use of raw strength. The method is only limited to your imagination. Please replace the cache exactly as you found it using whatever means necessary.

Hatupatu & The Bird-Woman

An imposing waharoa (gateway) stands tall at the entrance of the Te Ara Ahi Hemo Gorge trail. The carvings on this waharoa depict the story of Te Arawa ancestor Hatupatu and his encounter with Kurangaituku, the fearsome bird-woman. It tells the tale of Hatupatu dodging and jumping over the hot springs of Whakarewarewa to escape Kurangaituku. After Hatupatu lept a geyser, Kurangaituku attempted to do the same in order to capture Hatupatu. The geyser however threw itself at Kurangaituku and took her down into the boiling waters under the earth. Hatupatu watched the geyser bubbling and heaving but Kurangaituku never appeared again.


Hemo Gorge Waharoa


Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Xrrc bhg bs ernpu bs puvyqera.

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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