New Zealand Learning Adventures

Lewis Pass

At the highest point on this highway there we find a peaceful tarn, surrounded by a wide variety of trees, shrubs, grasses, mosses and lichens.

A short trail from here leads us through a fairy tale alpine garden. Often in winter the ground is covered with snow.  Nearby is a deep, narrow forested valley where a vicious battle between two pre European Maori groups took place, the defeated were sometimes eaten - now a delightful walking trail leads us to the area known as "Cannibal Gorge".

Your KANES guide will help you understand a little more by:-
- Following the awful Maori feuds,
- Exploring the unique aspects of the ancient mountain beech forests,
- Looking at the many signs of glaciation
- Finding great photos to compose

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