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Te Porere Redoubt, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand

TE PORERE REDOUBT WALK - Tongariro National Park
An easy 45 minutes 2.5 km walk to see fortifications built for the last major battle of the New Zealand Wars, fought here in October 1869.
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Te Porere Redoubt, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand

TE PORERE REDOUBT WALK - Tongariro National Park

Te Porere Redoubt, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand

TE PORERE REDOUBT WALK - Tongariro National Park

Te Porere Redoubt, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand

TE PORERE REDOUBT WALK - Tongariro National Park
These are the headwaters of the mighty Whanganui River.

Te Porere Redoubt, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand

TE PORERE REDOUBT WALK - Tongariro National Park
The track climbs to the Lower Redoubt.

Te Porere Redoubt, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand

TE PORERE REDOUBT WALK - Tongariro National Park
We can walk around the fortifications but the best view is from this lookout.

Te Porere Redoubt, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand

TE PORERE REDOUBT WALK - Tongariro National Park
Here we get a great overview of the fortifications.

Te Porere Redoubt, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand

TE PORERE REDOUBT WALK - Tongariro National Park

Te Porere Redoubt, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand

TE PORERE REDOUBT WALK - Tongariro National Park

Te Porere Redoubt, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand

TE PORERE REDOUBT WALK - Tongariro National Park
Now we'll explore the fortifications close up. Being here, we can get a real feel for how these fortifications would have worked in the battle.

Te Porere Redoubt, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand

TE PORERE REDOUBT WALK - Tongariro National Park

Te Porere Redoubt, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand

TE PORERE REDOUBT WALK - Tongariro National Park

Te Porere Redoubt, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand

TE PORERE REDOUBT WALK - Tongariro National Park
Now for the 15 minute walk up to the Upper Redoubt where the great warrior, Te Kooti, and his men retreated and were eventually defeated. Although 37 of his warriors were killed, Te Kooti escaped.

Te Porere Redoubt, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand

TE PORERE REDOUBT WALK - Tongariro National Park

Te Porere Redoubt, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand

TE PORERE REDOUBT WALK - Tongariro National Park

Te Porere Redoubt, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand

TE PORERE REDOUBT WALK - Tongariro National Park

Te Porere Redoubt, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand

TE PORERE REDOUBT WALK - Tongariro National Park

Te Porere Redoubt, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand

TE PORERE REDOUBT WALK - Tongariro National Park
Ahead is the lookout which overlooks the Upper Redoubt.

Te Porere Redoubt, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand

TE PORERE REDOUBT WALK - Tongariro National Park
This photo and the next two photos show the Upper Redoubt, which is much bigger than the Lower Redoubt but less complex in its design.

Te Porere Redoubt, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand

TE PORERE REDOUBT WALK - Tongariro National Park

Te Porere Redoubt, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand

TE PORERE REDOUBT WALK - Tongariro National Park