Mārahau waharoa interpretation sign

Skylark Design sample Department of Conservation Mārahau waharoa interpretation sign

The southern entrance to Abel Tasman National Park features a waharoa, carved from tōtara by Nelson carver Mark Davis.

The Te Aka Māori Dictionary defines a waharoa as “entrance to a pā, gateway, main entranceway.”

The design brief was for two interpretation panels, one for each side of the waharoa:

Skylark Design sample Department of Conservation Mārahau waharoa interpretation sign
Waharoa interpretation panel, southern side (width 1.2 metres, height 0.6 metres)
Skylark Design sample Department of Conservation Mārahau waharoa interpretation sign
Waharoa interpretation panel, northern side (width 1.2 metres, height 0.6 metres)