Aura Creek Sand Forest
A strange area of dunes in the Waiparous area

This was my first hike with the COC.

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We set off to check out the sand forest.
The trail is flat and uninteresting, and has absolutely nothing until you get to the sand forest.
When you arrive, you will find fine sand dunes, as if on a beach - despite the trees growing out of them here and there.
There is also a shallow 'lake' nearby, but it started to rain as we contemplated visiting, so we headed back instead.
While it was still a day of exercise in the outdoors, I can't think of anything to recommend about this trail.

The 'sand forest'. Less impressive than expected.

Photos taken by Rachel.

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