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Last Stop On The Tour | Licenced To Retire
Our final stop on our tour of historic sites around Northland was the Ruapekapeka Pa site 6 kms off the State Highway 10 just south of Kawakawa and another one of those turn off's to a historic site that I have driven past numerous times without thought of stopping. This visit is to the fifth and final of the places we have been asked to write about at the request of Landmarks Whenua Tohunga who are charged with promoting some of the lessor known sites in Northland. These sites are a mixture held by Heritage NZ, DOC, Local Council and Private ownership that have historical significance but are not very well known on the tourist trail. So the blog is about our experiences at these sites with visits so far to the Mangungu Mission, Clendon House, Te Waimate and the Rangihoua Heritage Park. The road leading to the Ruapekapeka Pa is a well formed gravel road that leads you towards the large parking area. It is narrow in some places and caution would be required on parts of the road if you