Foolishly believing the Metservice forecast we set off for a hike on Saturday. The weather in Wellington was pretty terrible and while the whole country was facing record winds on Sunday the forecast for the Wairarapa was mild Saturday in comparison.
We chose Waiohine Gorge as the swing bridge looks spectacular- and it is!
As we left the sealed road and hit gravel, realising we had no cell coverage on either phone it also dawned on us we didn't tell anyone else where we had gone.
The rain was pretty bad and was sticking to the Tararua ranges, it had been clear on the Wairarapa straights driving there.
At the carpark there are great loos (flushing vs a long drop at the park entrance) and two Doc shelters with maps and didimo cleaning gear. About 5 4wd vehicles were in the carpark no doubt trampers or hunters.