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Tuapeka Mouth punt (2nd of 2)

Tuapeka Mouth punt

The Tuapeka Mouth ferry in Otago, set up in 1896, was New Zealand’s only surviving public punt in 2009. Officially designated a road, the punt ran between 8 and 10 a.m. and 4 and 6 p.m; travellers needing to cross the river outside those hours would call the operator at his home. The punt’s cabling can be seen to the right.

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Gavin McLean, 'Ferries - Harbour, river and lake ferries', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 June 2022)

Story by Gavin McLean, published 11 Mar 2010