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I have joined these two locations on one page because, well, I felt like it.  And they both start with 'R'.
Chasm Creek   We walked the Chasm Creek walkway (which is the old railway line) from the Seddonville end - this is the first bridge we encountered.The scenery is just gorgeous!
  This is the view into the creek off the left hand side walking east. A typical brackish stream.
Chasm Creek
  Mokihinui River
This is the view off the right hand side, the stream empties into the Mokihinui River.The Railway trip along this gorge must have been one of the most picturesque - does anybody have ANY pictures of the line in operation?
This is the second bridge - as you can see it is very safe and an excellent walking track.
 

Chasm Creek Walkway

  Chasm Creek Walkway tunnel About half way along you encounter the tunnel. The flora around this area (especially the mosses and ferns) is worth the trip by itself.

 

  I find it interesting to see tunnels with the roof still blackened from locomotives long gone... maybe rusting away at the bottom of Omoto Gorge, or turned into Toyotas and Mitsubishis. What Loco's would have run this line? WW's?
Smoke stains on the tunnel ceiling
  Chasm Creek Walkway This has to be the most scenic tunnel entrance I has seen - the photo looks haunted but in real life it was... just idyllic
  A cutting. Go see. Walk. Enjoy. Cutting on the Chasm Creek walkway

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