Rere Rockslide

Rere Rockslide, “just outside the city of Gisborne in New Zealand is an amazing water ride that is not connected to any kind of theme park. It is purely a result of the natural flow of the Wharekopae River, and it is completely free to ride,” reports an article in Atlas Obscura.

The rockslide “off Wharekopae Road, is a flat slab of rock nearly 200 feet long (60 meters) that descends at a 30-degree slope into a deep pool. Water running over the rock has smoothed it over the centuries, making it safe to ride down the slide on some kind of floating device.”

“All manner of thing is ridden down the rockslide, including strips of cardboard, boogie boards, tires, inflatable mattresses, inflatable chairs, yoga mats, kiddy pools, and inner tubes. They each provide a different experience.”

Rere Waterfall and Eastwoodhill Arboretum are also nearby.

Article Source: Atlas Obscura, May 31, 2017
Image Source: Wikipedia

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