A bank of shingle separating Te Waihora (Lake Ellesmere) from the Pacific Ocean, the Kaitorete Spit is nearly 30 kilometres long. It was once an important route for Māori travelling from Banks Peninsula to southern settlements. The remains of camps, ovens and middens can still be found along the spit.
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Photograph by Christina Troup
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