Kaikoura Peninsula Little Shag Letterbox
Kaikoura, South Island
Placed by Paisley Orca (Amanda Briles) & Maronie (John), Dec 21, 2001.
Paisley Orca has kindly let us host the clues to her box:
A new international letterbox has been placed on the South Island of New
Zealand at South Bay in Kaikoura.
The Little Shag is a bird in the Cormorant family. In the area where
this letterbox is placed chances are you will sight at least one Little
Shag and probably more.
DIRECTIONS: From Hwy 1 just south of the town of Kaikoura follow the
signs to South Bay. This puts you on South Bay Parade. Follow this
road all the way to the entrance of the South Bay Recreation Reserve. A
gravel road will take you to the car park area at the trailhead for
CLUES: (easy and terrain is easy, also, though probably not handicap
accessible). Head down the rocky trail alongside the grassy bank. The trail
turns into a grassy dirt path. [Updated Oct 2006 as boardwalks have been torn up
and replaced - thanks LizzyBear!] Head along the path for only a minute or two
until you see a farmer's fenceline to your left that heads directly up a grassy
hill. There should be some trees between the track and a fence running parallel
to the track. Turn left and walk until you are between two trees. A broken branch entwines them. Behind
the base of the tree on the right hand side under a branch on the ground
Little Shag is drying his wings waiting for you to stamp in.
This is not an international bird of mystery but the letterbox is
The Paisley Orca
The original clues can be found in the
Thursday, 29 November 2007 08:56 PM