Shiploads of sheep
Tokomaru Bay Travel Blog› entry 21 of 31 › view all entries
March 3rd, 2002 – by: goezi
The NZ Shipping Company offices lie abandoned now, thanks to road transport, but are accessible should you want to explore.
We parked our bikes and I had a good old time snapping the decay until my foot fell through some foliage hiding a sheer drop to a loading platform below.
Fortunately for me the rest of my body did not follow my foot and the foliage was strong enough to hold me. A word of caution for those intent on exploring - don't walk around with your eye glued to the viewfinder!
Below the old buildings is the road to the sea. Jutting out into the ocean is a wharf that has seen many many better days. We walked out to the end of it and I'm pleased to say that some parts of the wharf have been restored but on the whole I was surprised it was accessible.
It won't be too many more years that this piece of history will be lost to the sea. You'd better go now!
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