Sunday, February 19, 2012


The Manawatu Gorge road has been blocked by a huge slip for months now, and it will be months before it re-opens. You can catch a glimpse of the slip-face from the first lookout when you climb up on the Gorge walking track.

Contractors have been cutting a series of terraces into the hillside to improve its stability, but today was the first time I have been able to see signs of that from the lookout. They are now down to bench 4 or 5...


  1. That's a big job, great photo :)

  2. Yes, huge job- and the alternative routes we have to use are not made for the amount of heavy traffic that has to travel on them at present...