This was a short walk we did up the steep-sided Wainui River valley that feeds into Whanui Bay. It was a hot day and the shade of the forest - often dominated by tree ferns - was delicious.
The river had been subject to intense flooding and all the mosses and liverworts on the river boulders had been washed away. The river bed had a skeletal look to it.
The falls were OK but it had been a dry period. For us the highlight was the hanging wire bridge would swayed alarmingly in the middle.