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Earlier this year ranger Don Herron tramped his way to South Ohau Hut in Tararua Forest Park.

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Today’s photo of the week celebrates World Rivers Day.

World Rivers Day is held on the last Sunday of September and is a day to recognise the importance of rivers all around the world. It is a chance to reflect on the environmental, economic, recreational and cultural benefits that rivers provide.

“Rivers are the arteries of our planet; they are lifelines in the truest sense.”
~ Mark Angelo


Andrea Schaffer captured this photo along Rob Roy Track. It shows a stream as it flows down from a glacier, through Mount Aspiring National Park, and down to meet the West Matukituki River.

Today’s photo showcases Whirinaki Forest, the favourite wild place of Tom McMurtry—one of the lucky winners of our recent New Zealand’s Wild Places giveaway

Whirinaki Forest, huge, ancient trees and birdsong everywhere. ~ Tom McMurtry

Walkers crossing a stream surrounded by native New Zealand bush. Photo: Stefan Marks/flickr

Whirinaki is packed with amazing tall trees, fast flowing rivers, and is home to an array of native species including a variety of magnificent native podocarps.

The park is about 100 km south east of Rotorua on State Highway 38. It is within a two hour drive of Rotorua, Taupo and Whakatane. Its beauty can be enjoyed through a comprehensive network of walks, tracks and huts.

This photo, of trampers crossing a stream at Whirinaki, was taken by Stefan Marks.

Note: Winners of the New Zealand’s Wild Places giveaway were picked at random.